Archinect - Forum 2017-04-26T19:40:43-04:00 Architecture then Engineering neta 2017-04-26T17:02:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T17:56:40-04:00 <p>I aspire to be an architect but I'm wondering if it would be safer job-wise to also have a degree in engineering.</p><p>Is it possible to get a BArch (from a 5 year program) so I can start interning and get my license then get a Masters in engineering?</p> 1200sq yd for a villa. What would be your design in sandbox mode? larix93 2017-04-26T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T19:12:03-04:00 <p>120ft by 90ft rectangular plot with plots on 3 sides and street on the longer side.</p><p>What would be your design if there were no other limits?&nbsp;</p> Dual architecture and planning degree fathip14 2017-04-25T20:08:48-04:00 >2017-04-25T21:28:59-04:00 <p>Advice please on a way forward as I am doing first year BAS and have a degree in Urban planning</p><p>Thanks</p> BIM Animation Sara abozaid 2017-04-25T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T08:00:46-04:00 <p>I am new to the rendering world and trying my best to learn asap... I would like to know please what would you recommend the best way to start animating a construction phasing plan and show the site logistic plan...i am starting with sketchup and rendering in vray but want to move on to the next stage to create a motion video (animated where the crane movies and cars in the surrounding area), any help would be appreciated</p><p>Any suggestions to a better approach or different softwares would be highly appreciated.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks</p> Undergrad BArch study opportunities in Europe casiblaxx 2017-04-25T10:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T11:12:26-04:00 <p>Good day,&nbsp;</p><p>My name is Jonathan, I am from Trinidad &amp; Tobago. I currently work at an Architectural Firm in my home country as an intern and would love to further my Architectural Studies.</p><p>I want to find schools or universities in Europe that offer <strong>accredited architecture programs</strong> (BArch) at the undergraduate level.&nbsp;</p><p>If anyone has any affordable options I could look into, it would be greatly appreciated.&nbsp;</p><p>Looking forward to your responses!</p> Woven Tile Floor SRobbins1977 2017-04-25T10:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T11:22:25-04:00 <p>For lack of a better term... I'm looking to do a "woven tile" floor. Like this image:<img alt="" src=""></p><p>Only with tile instead of brick. I'm having trouble figuring out the detail to make the wood and the tile the same level. I have not done this type of floor before. Anyone have some good deatils?</p><p>Thank you.</p> New Laptop - What's good now? gettinupthere 2017-04-25T07:19:07-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:50:32-04:00 <p>Used to be, Macbook Pro's with bootcamp&nbsp;were better than anything else on the market. Is this still the case? Anybody use anything by HP or whatever that is just as good and inexpensive?</p> Undergraduate Transfer (I need to make a decision soon!) Eliud Celis 2017-04-25T04:25:19-04:00 >2017-04-25T07:05:05-04:00 <p>I have applied to several schools of which my top choices being Cornell, U of M, and Syracuse. So far I've been accepted into Michigan, and Syracuse. I would love to visit each school, but funds are unfortunately low in order to do so.&nbsp;</p><p>I have attached my portfolio to give a better idea of the work I've done during my first two years of architecture at my local community college. I'd explain what I'm looking for in terms of a program, but I feel like my portfolio should suffice.</p><p>A few things to know about me. I'm interested in music (I'm a musician), illustration, and the history of architecture as a whole.</p><p>Each of the three universities are great, and I do not mind their locations.</p><p>I'd appreciate the insight that everyone has for each program, and institution as a whole.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Portfolio is downloadable for better viewing.</p> Coming back to the construction industry after being away for years. cbonnie 2017-04-25T01:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T17:56:23-04:00 <p>Hello all,</p><p>I&rsquo;ve been away from the construction industry for about 5 years now, doing various jobs to survive. I had the misfortune of graduating from school in 2010 when the recession was taking its toll on the industry. I was able to gain about a year of experience in construction before giving up and trying to get into tech. Then I tried to become a UI/UX designer for years without any luck because of my location and lack of experience. I don&rsquo;t live in &ldquo;designer&rdquo; cities such as San Francisco, New York and I have no desire to move to those expensive cities. I had some UI design internships but with companies asking for 3-5 years of experience, I couldn&rsquo;t score any entry-level job in the tech industry. I also started hating the start-up culture and ageism in tech so now I&rsquo;m considering going back to construction. I miss working with physical materials and building long lasting structures. I have Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology.&nbsp;</p><p>Just to be clear, I don&rsquo;t want to becom...</p> things that make a lot of sense 357951 2017-04-24T22:52:53-04:00 >2017-04-26T13:05:15-04:00 <p>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> Preparing for an internship marinaratrench 2017-04-24T16:49:24-04:00 >2017-04-24T17:26:17-04:00 <p>I scored an internship at a firm for the summer that I'm very excited about. I've never worked in an architecture office before, so I'm looking for some advice or tips on how I could prepare.&nbsp;</p><p>I was thinking about reaching out to the interviewer, but wasn't sure if that standard.&nbsp;</p> Architecture in Vietnam sidewinder 2017-04-24T11:35:02-04:00 >2017-04-25T03:16:04-04:00 <p>I've been noticing a large amount of beautiful projects from Vietnam being published on ArchDaily, Dezeen, and other online architecture publications/blogs. I have not been able to find any articles about Vietnamese architecture in general. But, is there is a sort of design renaissance going on there?I am just curious if anyone has noticed the same thing or has any information about Vietnamese architecture?</p><p>Example projects:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Most viewed project on ArchDaily in 2016</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavilion of the Origins</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scent House</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment in Binh Thanh</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&agrave;nh M&agrave;nh salon</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlas Hotel Hoian&nbsp;</a></p> Yale Housing Ruchi Dattani 2017-04-24T09:52:21-04:00 >2017-04-24T09:52:21-04:00 <p>Hey future Yalies,</p><p>I am pretty certain most of you are in the same boat as me in&nbsp;trying to find housing for the future. I have no idea where to start to find a roomate so if any of you are looking for one also - msg me and we can chat about our housing prospects this fall!</p><p>If not, this could be a nice thread dedicated to helping people explore housing options in Nwe Haven.</p><p>Open to any&nbsp;advice.</p> Coming back to Architecture industry from film breakit 2017-04-23T23:46:44-04:00 >2017-04-24T19:14:11-04:00 <p>Hi guys!</p><p>I've been in the film industry (not in design, more of production = desk work) after my undergrad studies in architecture. It's been about two years now.&nbsp;</p><p>I miss design, and architecture so I'm attempting to come back. I thought the best way is to go to grad school.&nbsp;</p><p>I don't have a lot of experience in Architecture. I have one short internship experience and I have also have published architecture magazine during my studies (became pretty big now), but that's basically it. My job experiences are all in film.......&nbsp;</p><p>I'm putting together my portfolio right now, but I wonder whether I'd have a shot going to grad school at all. (I'm trying to apply for the schools in the UK.) I'm going to apply this fall FOR SURE, just hoping that I'm not wasting my time on something that wouldn't work in the first place :'(</p><p>Any advices and opinions would help me dearly!!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I have a B.Arch by the way, and to be honest, I always thought I'd be going back to architecture, I just wanted to do something f...</p> Incoming Yale Student Looking for Roommate/Apartment blthomp 2017-04-23T19:35:37-04:00 >2017-04-24T14:31:37-04:00 <p>Looking for a roommate to split an apartment near the Arch Bldg on Chapel St.... Not sure of any other forums or bulletins to look on... Any ideas?</p><p>Let me know if you're interested or know of anyone who needs a female roommate!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks</p><p>-B</p> Incoming Yale Student Looking for Roommate/Apartment blthomp 2017-04-23T17:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-23T17:47:30-04:00 <p>Looking for a roommate to split an apartment near chapel st.... Not sure of any other forums or bulletins to look on... Any ideas?</p><p>Let me know if you're interested or know of anyone who needs a female roommate!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks</p><p>-B</p> First internship interview thomasjoshua45 2017-04-23T16:53:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T11:29:48-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I have my first interview for an internship this coming up Friday, so I'm coming here for advice. I have a full beard and I'm wondering if I'll need to shave it or at least give it a good trimming.&nbsp;</p> Development firms in NYC? naderdaou 2017-04-23T09:41:29-04:00 >2017-04-26T13:08:40-04:00 <p>Hey,</p><p>Can anyone suggest real estate development firms that provide architectural services in house in NYC?</p><p>I have an M.Arch 1 and would like to continue my career in real estate development. However, I feel a firm that provides architectural services in house would be ideal.</p><p>Thanks</p> Transfer Image Paper to Paper Peppi Armstrong 2017-04-22T14:51:05-04:00 >2017-04-22T17:17:57-04:00 <p>Anyone know which is the best way to transfer a printed image into a blank notebook. <br> I have heard of Turpentine, Acetone &amp; Xylol. Trying to figure out the most effective &amp; cheapest way for lazer printed paper transferred to blank notebook paper. Any suggestions?</p> Landfill project kyleyiweng 2017-04-22T11:30:57-04:00 >2017-04-22T14:49:56-04:00 <p>Hi all,&nbsp;</p><p>I came across this design project the other day of a building underneath a ecological landfill, with opening for lights. I though it was quite interesting but wasn't able to find the name of the project. Anybody here recognise project of this sort??</p><p>Thanks!</p> What tools/reading materials before going to architecture school? marcus_91 2017-04-22T06:32:27-04:00 >2017-04-23T11:56:08-04:00 <p>Hello,&nbsp;<br><br>I'm in preparation for applying for M.Arch for Non-Bachelors program and I was wondering if you have any recommended architecture literature or books that I should read beforehand.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, does anyone have a specific programming tool that they use or the industry trend of what's going to be the mainstream software? It looks like there are four major softwares: AutoCad, Rhino, Revit, SketchUp. Any feedback on each software tool would be helpful. Thank you!<br><br>Best,<br>Marcus</p> Licensed is plan stamping? jrjrdiablo 2017-04-21T19:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-23T21:34:27-04:00 <p>(I guess I am writing to see what others response would be about a situation that I have come to know about from a friend.)</p><p>I am an architect in Florida. &nbsp;I have a friend who moved back to Georgia and is trying to start up a small firm with another guy. &nbsp;My friend is not licensed but his partner is. &nbsp;The interesting part is what my friend has come across when working with the local county &amp; city governments where his small firm will be located. &nbsp;He's never dealt with them previously so he was unaware of how they engaged in business. &nbsp;One thing to note is that his uncle is a plans examiner/code official in a neighboring county.</p><p>My friend mentioned that the county &amp; city will have small to mid sized projects built (i.e. Meeting room renovations, animal shelters, etc) Some of which are extensive and deal with assembly spaces etc. &nbsp;The odd part is that they will employ a local engineer to do the design &amp; the local AHJ will accept the engineers seal for the architectural documents. &nbsp;My fri...</p> Advice for clients who like to text a lot. Seth Bouman 2017-04-21T19:01:00-04:00 >2017-04-23T12:36:02-04:00 <p>Just wondering how other professionals handle clients who primarily like to correspond by text messages instead of calls or email.</p><p>Its fine for "I'm running late" or "Are we still on for Tuesday" or&nbsp;something like that. But when they are confirming design decisions or sending RFIs via text do you follow up with an email or somehow archive the text messages?</p><p>I know keeping track of correspondence is important.</p> Internship & Job after the summer? quanquan 2017-04-21T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T17:22:41-04:00 <p>Hey guys, &nbsp;I am a recent graduate with a BS degree, decided to take some gap years and work.&nbsp;</p><p>I plan to do an internship at Junya Ishiganmi's office in Tokyo until August. I have been trying to find some firms in the NYC to work after this but no one relied.... I am wondering is it too early now to find internship after the summer since it is still almost 3.5 month away when most firms are busying finding summer interns? &nbsp;</p> working for a non architecture firm as an architect timitect 2017-04-21T13:24:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T17:58:33-04:00 <p>I'm wondering about the legality of a working relationship. I've had this offer a few times over my 15 years as a licensed architect. I've always been a sole prop one-man show since getting my license and like it that way. The thing I'm often presented with is this: a company uses me for many projects during the course of the year and sometimes wants to hire me as their employee. They have nothing to do with architecture, they just require an architect for design/plans as their business expands to more locations. It's of course to save themselves money as it occurs to them that if they just have me as an employee they'd be in charge and can get all the architecture they want, through me and my stamp, for a salary paid to me as their employee. Most parts of that don't work for me but was wondering if I receive an offer I can't refuse, is it legal? Legal in the eyes of state architecture boards, etc.? Thanks in advance...</p> Workstation Laptop for MArch ? heesabby 2017-04-21T11:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-23T13:57:20-04:00 <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>I am starting school this coming September. I don't have architecture background, but I am aware that I will need a solid laptop!</p><p>Currently, I am using Macbook pro 15 retina from 2013, and I may need to upgrade my laptop for the program. The school recommended Dell Precision 5520 with upgraded processor, RAM, and SSD - which will cost over $4000 CAD. &nbsp;</p><p>I want a laptop that is cost efficient, but still has a strong performance for the program.&nbsp;</p><p>I have a couple of laptops in mind,</p><p>1) Lenovo Yoga 710 - about CAD 1900 (this laptop met the requirements, but not sure what's the difference among this and the other two below)</p><p>2) Lenovo Thinkpad P50 (with RAM &amp; SSD upgrade) - about CAD 3000</p><p>3) Dell Precision 7710 - about CAD 3000</p><p>Preferably I want to spend around $3000 CAD. Please let me know if there is any other laptop. I will happily take any recommendation! :)</p><p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> Anyone knows the workshop held by Simplyarchitect for ExAc? How was it? wengu 2017-04-21T11:05:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T11:52:32-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I recently received a message via LinkedIn from introducing workshops for the ExAc 2017. I briefly searched online and found no reviews/comments about this workshop. Has anyone taken the workshops help by them? If so, how god or bad it was?&nbsp;</p><p>I am planning to take the ExAc this year, and looking for study guide/courses at this moment. This one seems the only one I found in Ontario. It is quite expensive and I am 4.5 hours away from Toronto, so don't want commit the four trips (four workshops in four weekends) and be disappointed...</p><p>Experiences/comments would be appreciated.</p><p>Thanks</p> designing a prison cell set for film videoman 2017-04-21T10:44:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T17:21:59-04:00 <p>Hello all,</p><p>Any suggestions for materials for a small concrete prison cell for a short film?</p><p>I need material for the walls that can pass, under fairly low light, as concrete. I was thinking perhaps drywall spray painted grey or dark blue, but I want to see if anyone with more experience has other ideas.</p><p>The dimensions of the set will be about 10 ft X 4 ft X 8 ft&nbsp;</p><p>It will be 1080p video, lit with LED and a couple of small tungsten lamps</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p><p>VM</p> Most logical way to do this? CasperRegime 2017-04-21T04:56:09-04:00 >2017-04-23T18:08:04-04:00 <p>I'm about to make this kinda of linedrawings&nbsp;on different office setups.</p><p>My initial idea was to make it 3d in sketchup and then export to illustrator.</p><p>Sounds savvy?</p> Have to decide: UVA vs. UCLA vs. Middlebury MikeS22 2017-04-21T01:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T10:52:30-04:00 <p>I got accepted into these three schools and would like some advice. I know UVA starts its B.S./B.A. Arch program on the first year vs UCLA on the third year (where it's maybe hard to get in from letters and science?). Middlebury also has an architectural studies course. Any thoughts on which school is best to then apply for an M.Arch I program afterwards?</p><p>Should I play it safe and go directly to the UVA school of architecture / choose an arch major in Middlebury, or go to UCLA and then apply to the Arch and Urban design school on sophmore year?</p><p>I'd also like to learn about the Middlebury arch program.</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>MS</p>