Archinect - Forum 2014-08-01T20:37:00-04:00 Archinect Hall of Fame! CD.Arch 2014-08-01T19:47:44-04:00 >2014-08-01T19:47:44-04:00 <p>There has been recent talk of this. Anyone can nominate any member, and others can vote for any member one time. I will tally the votes, which are obviously open for review from all of you. Whoever has the most votes after a week of voting (August 8th) will be the first inductee to the Archinect Forum Hall of Fame! Happy voting!</p> 1 August Quondam 2014-08-01T19:21:57-04:00 >2014-08-01T19:21:57-04:00 <p>work: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2197</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3390</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">9538</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">9540</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">9540b</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">c0801</a></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>John Hejduk</strong><br>The Architect can create illusion, which can be fabricated. --John Hejduk<br>Since Hejduk is called an architect of illusion, he can in a sense be described as an architect of the visionary and the fanciful. This description is substantiated by the fact that since 1953 not one of his plan projects has been realized. Mention of architectures of the visionary immediately brings to mind a group of great men- including &Eacute;tienne-Louis Boull&eacute;e and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux-who have captivated people from the classicists of the eiqhteenth century to the flag bearers of the brilliant and glorious art movements of our century. But there is something decidedly different in Hejduk that sets him apart from these men. In Hejduk one cannot see the arbitrary and overwhelming consumption of passionately abandoned and hedonistic architectural forms that are found in he works of Ledoux and Joseph-Jacques Ramee. In these men the forms were born of a way of life. ...</p> What is an expected starting salary for someone who recently graduated with a B.Arch and has absolutely no design (firm) experience neon_volt 2014-08-01T15:46:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T18:01:45-04:00 <p>in Manhattan, NY</p><p>Full time, annual salary to start with? No specific job title, just entry level</p> Paying for CEUs? Swizz 2014-08-01T12:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:21:37-04:00 <p>Anyone work for/know of firms that will provide funding to pay for CEUs or professional development? I'm working on a project for a nonprofit and am interested to know if this is something that firms leave up to the individual (since so many CEUs are free through the AIA) or if there are any programs/funds in place. It doesn't seem to be something that is obviously visible through a preliminary search...</p> Barlett - PhD ags8686 2014-08-01T10:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T11:09:44-04:00 <p>Hey guys,</p><p>Anyone could help me with following questions?</p><p>1. How much is the tuition fee for PhD program @ Barlett</p><p>2. Discussing about careers, what could be the difference between PhD in Architectural Design and Architectural History and Theory.</p><p>Thanks a lot</p> Where's the Archinect Forum Hall of Fame? GraduatedLicensure 2014-07-31T21:16:12-04:00 >2014-08-01T13:31:12-04:00 <p>I'm trying to figure out what the criteria is for admittance? &nbsp;And what I might had to do do make the cut (someday far in the future, of course, I'm just a rookie for now).</p><p>Is it number of posts? &nbsp;Number of threads started? &nbsp;Or an intangible awesomeness? &nbsp;Who should I look up to as most exceptional member of this forum?</p> Career Advice - Difficulty choosing a better path.. Stasis 2014-07-31T13:52:07-04:00 >2014-08-01T00:50:50-04:00 <p>Dear all,</p><p>I recently received job offers for intermediate level position from two entirely different companies. &nbsp;I feel that they both have strength that appeal to me, so I'm having difficulty choosing which path is a better move for me. &nbsp;I hope that i can gain some good insights from seasoned architects who went through similar situations. &nbsp;</p><p>I have about 6.5 years of experience worked in broad project types - transportation, high-rise commercial, tenant improvements, sport/leisure venues, and lots of urban design/master plan projects in international locations. &nbsp; For the majority of my experience, i have worked on early, front end of the projects and have not been able to work much on CD and CA Phase. &nbsp;I had spotty CD experience from my current employer just to provide some hours for IDP. &nbsp;I am still thankful for that but I was never given an opportunity to work from SD to CA. &nbsp;I have been looking for a place that i could be a part of project team from the beginning of the project to...</p> Graduate Programs in Urban Design hvz90 2014-07-30T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T13:46:02-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I'm currently finishing my B.Arch in Brazil and have interest in continuing my studies abroad. My main area of interest is Urban Design, and I'm trying to find a program that will give me a lot of studio hours but also a resarch development possibility, as I pretend to pursue a PHD afterwards.&nbsp;</p><p>I've already looked at Harvard GSD, but it would be very&nbsp;aggrandizing to hear different opinions about other schools and programs. The location doesn't matter that much, it could be either the US, Europe or as far as Australia or Hong Kong. &nbsp;So, does anyone have some insight?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you all for your time!! :)</p> MLA at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Katie Brown 2014-07-30T00:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T16:21:42-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect.</p><p>My name is Katie, and I am a brand new member to the Archinect community. Nice to meet you all! I am currently entering into my final year in my bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture in Canada, and I am also currently on an internship period in Toronto.&nbsp;I'm posting today to ask members of the community about pursuit of my Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture. I am quite certain at this point, after heavy consideration, that I would be most interested in and passionate about continuing my studies in Landscape Architecture. After doing extensive research on which schools I would like to attend, I have narrowed it down to a select few, however&nbsp;I am most interested in attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design. I would like to give you a bit of an idea of where I'm at right now ask a few questions about your experience.</p><p>I am a LEED Green Associate&nbsp;and an Emerging Green Builder with the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, and I hav...</p> BCs of architecture equivalency in UK bunnyM 2014-07-29T20:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T04:50:43-04:00 <p>hello&nbsp;</p><p>i am a fresh graduate from a 5 year architecture program in the UAE -the country which has Dubai- &nbsp;and now looking for a job in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>i have a bachelor's degree and i don't seem to understand what is the&nbsp;equivalent&nbsp;of my degree in the&nbsp;british system, since it has part 1 and part 2?</p><p>i know that my degree is NAAB accredited but not sure if RIBA accredited too!</p><p>i know that Part 1= 3 years diploma program&nbsp;</p><p>and Part 2= part1 +2 more years of masters</p><p>so the question is my 5 year degree of bachelors is equal to........?</p><p>and do i have the right to work here if my degree has an equal???</p><p>please help&nbsp;</p><p>thanks :)</p><p>have a good day&nbsp;</p> What makes a building successful? What makes a building a failure? emmexxthree 2014-07-29T17:37:37-04:00 >2014-07-31T10:17:28-04:00 <p>Hi,<br> Young and confused designer looking for guidance from the wisdom of archinects.<br><br> -What makes a work of architecture successful? Do you define success as meaning: a satisfied client? A work which is published? A contribution to Architecture's evolution, or something simple which doesn't leak? How do you define a successful building?<br> -Under what circumstance would you deem it acceptable to deny a client something they ask for?<br> -What characteristics should a successful work of architecture NOT possess, and why?</p> UIA-HYP Cup 2014 International Student Architectural Competition- Daniel Libeskind Jury couture 2014-07-29T11:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T11:29:38-04:00 <p>Hi everybody,</p><p>I was wondering whether anyone of you registered for this competition and is not going to submit a proposal- the thing is that there was an error with my registration and i cannot participate anymore this year. Please contact me if you are thinking not to participate and have a spare registration number. (i would change the details like the name, school, etc)</p><p>Thanks!</p> TRUMP Gherkin Menona 2014-07-29T10:33:11-04:00 >2014-07-29T17:46:25-04:00 <p>I predict there will be a new sign on the front of this building.&nbsp;</p><p>I don't think he can pass up the opportunity.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trumps New Digs</a></p> Switching out of Architecture deedee 2014-07-28T21:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T16:25:21-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I'm wondering if I can get some opinions. I'm a 50 year old woman, licensed architect, and I've taught at a couple of good schools, and worked for others and for myself for the past 20 years. Right now I'm trying to find work and it has led to naught. Even the University where I have taught as a lecturer for the past 4 years has not let me know if they will need me in the future (they are notorious for doing this). &nbsp;Part of me wonders if I just need to retrain to do something else. Any thoughts on what experienced and unemployed architects do when they grow up? How to repackage myself? New career choices others have made?</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Nomi</p> Baroque books! simonmou 2014-07-28T18:50:53-04:00 >2014-07-29T20:01:14-04:00 <p>I've been doing some preparation for my final thesis for a month or so now. My project will be situated in a baroque/rococo part of Copenhagen, and will be about an embodiment of architecture.</p><p>I want to fully understand the themes of baroque architecture and philosophy! Do anyone have any suggestion?</p><p>So far Deleuze and his interpretation of the fold led me back the baroque ( apart from being the site )</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Any help is appreciated</p> Architect sacked after giving the 'bird' to Los Angeles School District BusinessofArch 2014-07-28T18:23:13-04:00 >2014-07-30T18:38:25-04:00 <p>Hello fellow archinecters. Many of you probably heard about LA architect Stuart Magruder's run-in with the Los Angeles Unified School District.</p><p>Here's the short story: as an appointed member of the LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee, architect Magruder opposed the LAUSD's plan to spend over $1 Billion to provide iPads for students.</p><p>He wouldn't 'hush up' and so he wasn't re-appointed to the BOC (this was eventually overturned due to public backlash).</p><p>For those of you who are unfamiliar with BOC's - a Bond Oversight Committee is an independent oversight body charged with 'overseeing' the expenditures of public funds (in this case a facilities bond for LAUSD).</p><p>This is a good case study in the ethical responsibility of architects.</p><p>I recently had Stuart on my show to talk about it. You can catch the full interview here:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Stuart gives several suggestions for 'getting involved' and using design...</p> Book advice - architectural theory for high school student? KaylaF 2014-07-28T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T22:31:59-04:00 <p>Hello forum.&nbsp; Can anyone recommend an introduction to architectural theory book that isn't too heavy or onerous as I'm looking for it for a 15 year old?&nbsp; She's expressed an interest in architectural theory from how I've talked about it, but most of my books are pretty dry and picture-light which I'm afraid would be more of a turn off than a turn on.&nbsp; Thanks for your help!</p> Masters after B.arch sleepdeprived 2014-07-28T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T12:13:43-04:00 <p>I've been following this forum passively for a very long time, and i quite respect the opinions posted. For that and many other reasons, I return to the same forum for advice from you guys, so thank you in advance!</p><p>I applied for Masters in architecture (post professional course) in the United States for fall '14 immediately after completing under grad from a recognized institution in Delhi, India. However, after working for a few months, I realized I had a knack for handling projects, clients and doing the same drives me more. I dropped my plans after getting through several brilliant universities. I have done quite a bit of self questioning and arrived at a decision that Construction Management and Design are two fields that I would like to head forward in (hopefully a combined course if possible), but I do not know what is the scope for such courses in the US of A. I would also like to stay close to architecture as a profession, equipped with a better understanding of handling proj...</p> Prime Soho Office Space sublet available Apollo Spiliotis 2014-07-28T12:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T12:10:49-04:00 <p>Commercial Loft sublet: Prime SoHo location. Private office and workstations available for sublet within architect's office. Sun-filled office loft, access to all amenities including conference rooms, roof terraces. 24/7 building access. Contact Rodney McManus 212-524-8514&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;for further information.</p> Can architectural design be automated? Nithish Monson 2014-07-27T09:52:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:19:09-04:00 <p>Given the changes technology has brought to the world, i predict that the architectural design process would be automated in the near future. &nbsp;</p><p>Such a system would have an interface usable by any layman. All the parameters( like building codes, zoning req, area calculations, optimum space relations and layouts,lighting, structural mep layout, construction documents, etc) could be done with algorithms and codes. &nbsp;You could walk the user through sets of design options for parts or whole, building it according to the clients needs.</p><p>Such a process would eliminate the need of architects.&nbsp;</p><p>You might think its far-fetched concept. But the archi fraternity had a similar reaction to the idea of computers replacing hand-drafting. Moreover with the arrival of BIM softwares and 3d printing &nbsp;, the amount of work traditionally required by an architect have reduced. Things might be getting easier , which in turns means our value is going down.</p><p>So im 23; planning to get licensed ; work for 15-20 yrs ; ...</p> How to work with an Architect for Office & Retail Design developergirl 2014-07-27T09:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T15:01:12-04:00 <p>I am interested in hiring an architect to work on a real estate development project for me. I am still in the pre-planning stage. I still need to raise funds for the project but I need to get some drawings so I will be able to get an idea of the cost of the project and to raise funds and to excite possible investors.</p><p>Having never worked with an architect before I would to know:</p><p>1. Is it possible to get the drawing I need without going through the entire architectural work for such a project?</p><p>2. How accurate are estimations of this sort?</p><p>3. How do I create a win/win for myself and the architect?</p><p>4. What is the fee for something like this?</p><p>5. Any thing else you think is necessary I should consider?</p> Best Book That Details Architecture Styles? Hamburgerlar 2014-07-27T09:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-27T13:53:26-04:00 <p>Not an architect myself but I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on reading material that details the different styles of architecture so I'll know my Art Nouveau from my Art Deco and my modernism from post-modernism. Thanks!</p> Design Methods/Theories Books nordface 2014-07-27T09:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T14:43:08-04:00 <p>I'am gonna apply master programs oriented on architectural design and currently working on 'study objectives' essay.. so any recommendation is appreciated.&nbsp;</p> Architecture/Interior Design Education ade20 2014-07-27T09:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-27T20:26:30-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I'm currently a 2nd year student going for a bachelors in interior design and architecture. I have a job helping out in a very reputable architecture firm and am tempted to switch into architecture because I'm guaranteed a position once I graduate. Some issues are that although I enjoy architecture I prefer interior design. Also, my university doesn't offer a barch so if I want to become registered I would have to get a march either way. Any input?&nbsp;</p> A Couple Question on Historic Preservaton Education anatypicalaffair 2014-07-26T20:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T19:39:15-04:00 <p>Hello Fellow Archinecters!</p><p>I am currently getting my B.S.ARCH, and I have a couple questions regarding graduate studies. I am interested in the field of historic preservation, and so that is what my questions are about.</p><p>First, I was wondering if it is a better idea to get both a M.ARCH and a masters in historic preservation, or if that would be overkill? I want to rehabilitate historic buildings, but have little desire to design my own structures. Yet, if it is a wiser career move to get a dual degree to be extra prepared?</p><p>Second, where (and it doesn't have to be a specific school, a general region would work as well) in the world is the best place to study historic preservation? Where will I get the absolute best education? I am not as concerned with "brand identity" but if an ivy is the best place I would like to know.</p><p>Thanks so much in advance for your input, and I look forward to reciprocating in the future.</p> No Arch/Art degree, can I get a job at a firm? poobunnies 2014-07-26T20:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T20:37:48-04:00 <p>I am a recent graduate of chemistry and I really want to get a M.Arch degree. However, I don't have any experience, not even studio courses.</p><p>Seeing that my job search for chemistry jobs is futile anyway, I figured I will also seek out office jobs at design firms since I want my foot in the door in the business.</p><p>If that sounds reasonable, I'm looking up Architectural firms at Houzz and am thinking of shooting emails to a bunch of them, in a letter that expresses interest in the best way possible. Would that be a waste of time?</p><p>In their profiles, some firms even have recent Arch graduates in an administrative role, so I don't even know if I should try...</p> Architects as Contractors or Developers Carrera 2014-07-26T20:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T20:04:35-04:00 <p>I don&rsquo;t know if this is appropriate for me to do or welcome, but I want to reboot this subject. I realize that this subject has been discussed elsewhere and before but I seek perhaps a more concentrated exchange.</p><p>I had a 40 year career as an Architect-Contractor-Developer and I found it to be rewarding in many ways. I sought control over my work and found it. I want to start this thread seeking your ideas, thoughts on it as a career path, talk amongst yourselves on the subject and of course questions are welcome.</p><p>What about the idea of architects reclaiming the title MASTER BUILDER?</p> Bagged concrete examples? jla-x 2014-07-26T16:19:54-04:00 >2014-07-29T21:22:35-04:00 <p>Anyone know of any good examples of bagged concrete construction? &nbsp;</p> '80s music videos that influenced your relationship to architecture... Donna Sink 2014-07-26T14:48:08-04:00 >2014-07-29T19:52:23-04:00 <p>...or any other pop culture/music/film reference really. But since the 80s are back, stylistically, that's where I'm starting.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The video for Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police&nbsp;</a></p><p>The minimal, near-monochromatic color palette, the disconnect between movement and sound speed, the structural framework of organic materials, and of course the climax of destruction.</p><p>I have a good - much more contemporary - Chuck Klosterman reference I'll put up shortly, too.</p> Master of Science in Architecture in Germany Gurprem 2014-07-26T01:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-26T02:07:07-04:00 <p>Colleges like TUB,RWTH Aachen,Stuttgart are giving master of science of architecture.</p><p>Are these degree professional?</p><p>What's the difference between master of architecture and master of science in architecture?</p>