Archinect - Forum 2015-03-30T20:26:10-04:00 Revit to Contractors? gb-a 2015-03-30T19:04:53-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:15:43-04:00 <p>Working on a typical design-bid-build project, three prime. Contractors would like to have our Revit model for their reference and use. Is this typical? Moreover, is this a liability issue?</p><p>An electronic release waiver has been signed by all contractors already.</p> ITECH Stuttgart ssg6782 2015-03-30T18:29:27-04:00 >2015-03-30T18:29:27-04:00 <p>Hello - is anyone currently attending the Master of Science ITECH program at the University of Stuttgart and could give me insight into the program? Basically what are your favorite parts about it, your least favorite parts about it, and what kind of skills (design, computation, fabrication, prototyping) that you are learning? Thanks!</p> University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Master of Architecture NOTIFICATION? roman_architec 2015-03-30T18:25:37-04:00 >2015-03-30T18:25:37-04:00 <p>Hi, I apply to UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) for the M.arch program. I haven&rsquo;t receive any emails... And I have been contacting them constantly regarding my status.</p><p>The bottom line is that apparently they started to send notifications by late February / Early march. But then because of NAAB accreditation process, they where pretty busy and apparently put on hold the evaluation process... Now they told me that I should hear from them by the next MONTH...</p><p>Like I have time to wait! I&rsquo;m desperate! Does anybody know? I haven&rsquo;t heard much in gradcafe or here about any acceptance from UIC.</p> GSAPP or CCNY? Kimplohn 2015-03-30T16:20:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:06:16-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>My background is in landscape architecture, where I hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. I have always wanted to move to the States, and especially the east coast, and therefore I have begun to look at graduate degrees in landscape architecture/architecture/urban planning from both CCNY and Columbia GSAPP.&nbsp;</p><p>I've read several threads addressing more or less the same issue, and I am surprised at how many of you seem to valuate these two schools as very equal and of the same quality. How is it that one of them is about three times as expensive as the other? It seems to me that GSAPP must offer something that you don't get at CCNY. I would be thankful if any of you could shed a light on that for me.&nbsp;</p><p>If anyone of you are feeling extra helpful today, I also have another question: as a Scandinavian, the American education system seems very complicated to me. I cannot figure out how the different degrees correspond to the 3-year bachelor and 2-year ma...</p> After Graduation Learning Luay Farah 2015-03-30T16:06:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:05:59-04:00 <p>Dear all,<br>I am an architect that graduated from middle east, with a little more than basic skills in architecture, and as I watched the projects and the technicalities in this website, I have come to a conclusion that I know next to nothing about architecture the way it is trending.<br><br>I started working at a small office, and comparing to architects there I did not find myself that bad, but I am desperate to be in the same level of architects around the world. I have thought of studying architecture again at a renowned school, but all the opinions around me suggested that it would be a waste of time as I can improve myself without studying again.<br><br>I am kind of ashamed of my portfolio as I don't see the technicality that is present in other portfolios in this website, and I know I do not lack creativity, I am just lost and I need to know the right path for improving myself.<br><br>Can anyone here advise me what to do? Should I redo my studying? And if I should, could I find a scholarship for a good...</p> Unconventional mixed-use projects bugaluu 2015-03-30T15:54:11-04:00 >2015-03-30T15:54:11-04:00 <p>Hi, help me brainstorm for a bit.</p><p>In the spirit of Koolhaas where he wants to make a frame/grid for life to happen rather than a fixed object, I'm looking for examples of buildings that either don't have a fixed program or have a mixed use program in an unconventional way. An example of the latter that first comes to mind is 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog &amp; de M.</p><p>Do yo think a building could be a gallery/museum at one point and a hostel or office or even typical housing at another point, without changing its form? Any examples that come to mind?</p> Beautiful Cities Criteria A.I. 2015-03-30T09:39:23-04:00 >2015-03-30T14:53:30-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thoughts?</p> Good software for entrance points design RookJam 2015-03-30T06:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T17:47:17-04:00 <p>Hi everybody,</p><p>I am looking for free software to make a design of inside entrance point which includes turnstile gates. Like this for example:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>I mean soft where I can choose a form and size of a hall or room, choose the color of floor, walls, ceiling, pillars, than place entrance control equipment and estimate, how it looks.</p><p>Does anybody know such programs? Free programs are desirable.</p> Portfolio review Please jadrianherna 2015-03-30T06:33:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T15:50:39-04:00 <p>I've been trying lately to apply for internships during the summer, but before i submit anything, I would like to know what you guys think.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>be brutal :)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>...but don't destroy me too much lol</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks.</p> Work samples to potential employers? jadrianherna 2015-03-30T03:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T15:50:15-04:00 <p>This would be my first time applying to bigger firms that actually require a set number of pages of design samples, so, what does that really include? Am I expected to create another portfolio with 1 or two pages introduction and a set number of pages samples? Or just set number of pages total?&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This would be an example:&nbsp;</p><p>"applicants should submit a total of 7 pages of design examples no larger than 6MB"</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks for reading this, I look forward to any responses.&nbsp;</p> USC or SCI-ARC UnderPressure 2015-03-29T23:05:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T15:48:29-04:00 <p>I know this is one of those frequent questions, but I still hope to gain some suggestions. I'm torn between the two schools and I'm still waiting for a decision from Cooper Union (which i doubt I'll be able to get in... i mean its 4 %)</p><p>Recently I received offers from both sci-arc and USC. I've always wanted to study architecture and I know what pursuing this path will be like (both my parents are architects and I practically grew up in their office). Ever since my latest visit to the states (I'm an international student), USC kind of became my dream school, it has the whole college experience package, whereas sci-arc provides the 'hands-on' rigorous curriculum that I'm extremely interested in but its campus is ..relatively less appealing (from what I've seen on its website. And i heard that its not as 'social' as universities).</p><p>Some people say that I should choose SCI-ARC because its 'light year ahead of USC in terms of architecture'. However, on the other hand, many people say that S...</p> pureness in architecture Liuck 2015-03-29T21:52:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T13:58:12-04:00 <p>Dear all,</p><p>I would like to make some architectural / art related researches on this topic I am not able to define.<br>white, minimal, pure, sometimes clinical...<br>These images will tell you more than my own words.<br>If you have any other reference, essay, book, thought or whatever could help me define this I would be very grateful.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I hope my english is not too bad&nbsp;<br>p.s. I am a student in Fine Arts who makes short movies.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> M.Arch Decision. USC vs SCI-Arch DanutB 2015-03-29T21:52:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T21:52:41-04:00 <p>Hi Guys! I could really use some advice here.&nbsp;</p><p>I am an international student with a Bachelor of Architecture(6 year program). I applied to some M.Arch programs and I got accepted into USC M.Arch I with Advanced Standing and SCI-Arch M.Arch II.&nbsp;</p><p>I was thinking I should go to SCI-Arch since an M.Arch II program would be a better fit for me considering my previous education. However, I am more into the conservative, real world kind of architecture and I feel like their futuristic, out-of-this-world designs might be too much for me. I am quite enthusiastic about a more innovative, different aproach than what I've learned so far, but I don't want to end up feeling like I'm in the wrong place.&nbsp;</p><p>On the other hand, I heared that USC School of Architecture provides a more down to earth education that actually prepares you for the real world. Not to mention that you can make great connections within the Trojan family and you might be able to get a job faster. Another advantage for me would be th...</p> Reminder: DO NOT incur six figures of debt for an architecture degree Alternative 2015-03-29T21:38:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T18:21:21-04:00 <p>Don't incur any debt, if you can.</p> Craigslist gold go do it 2015-03-29T19:32:30-04:00 >2015-03-30T09:07:12-04:00 <p>Architects are not the only ones getting love from Craigslist!!</p><p>Yea here is my licence number don't worry about any liability <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brother</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Need gernal contractor licence no for construction loan&nbsp;(albuquerque)</p><p>my name is singh ..trying to get a construction loan to build my house but the lender want me to hire a gernal contractor which I don't need ..but for lender requirement iam looking for somebody who can help me with there gernal contractor licence no...I can compensate with little cash money ..if interested call me on my cell&nbsp;</p> Why is it taboo to design based on your intuition in school? Kozumelle 2015-03-29T18:46:31-04:00 >2015-03-30T18:14:53-04:00 <p>Does anybody else notice this? It seems as though it is frowned upon to design based on your gut, what looks or feels right. &nbsp;When someone asks you "How did you come up with this form?" it is considered a wrong answer to say "I just like how it looks". &nbsp;</p><p>Teachers and critics want some in-depth, disingenuous response about algorithms and formulas or indepth research when in actuality we all just designed what we think looks good and have to lie about how we came to that conclusion.</p><p>Why is it considered bad to design based on your intuition?</p> M. Arch decision time, UPenn or Tulane southeastwestphilly 2015-03-28T23:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T10:36:31-04:00 <p>Alright guys, hit me. &nbsp;UPenn or Tulane. &nbsp;I am not in this for the sociologically sensitive side of design, I'm more of a structures kinda guy (more inclined to calculate member sizes and learn about fabrication and building tech than worry about community participation and ethnography). &nbsp;Thanks</p> M.Arch scholarships Gendows 2015-03-28T15:14:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T15:14:51-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>do anyone here knows about M.Arch scholarships (or a friend who already in a scholarship)&nbsp;that's i can apply for?<br><br>I'm from Egypt and want to study masters abroad, but all universities fees is about 25k - 30k dollars, which is very expensive for me :(<br><br>i have graduated from the higher institute of engineering and technology, in kafr Elshiekh, Egypt. with a 73% grade mark for the last year and 68% as an average mark. 2012</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>i will be so thankful if anyone could help me :)<br>thanks in advance</p> SCI ARC or AA DRL arch123 2015-03-28T15:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T08:55:28-04:00 <p>Hii ,</p><p>I got accepted both sciarc and AA DRL. And its really though to decide which one to go. Because, both of them is special to me that I wish I could study in both of schools. In one hand AA has a great reputation and a history, many star architects graduated from there, on the other hand sci arc is I feel like the new AA and is great at futuristic designs. &nbsp;I'm really into curved and sci-fi building even if they might only stay on the paper. Well what do you think any suggestions? The important point is also to get employed after graduation and I know that AA has a great connection about this but I have no idea about sci arc?</p> RIBA Part 3 is scrapped. Little hope in this profession retaining any of its dignity. daer 2015-03-27T17:25:06-04:00 >2015-03-27T21:27:37-04:00 <p>You all heard it well.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>The RIBA Part 3 examination, the only remaining reliable process of evaluating the suitability of &nbsp;architecture graduates in the UK is now scrapped and the examination is to be incorporated within university courses.</p><p>From now on, the bogus architecture schools of the UK will be selling a licence to every rich kid out there who fancies to put the title 'architect' next to their name.&nbsp;</p><p>The architecture schools -shelter of every failed architect of the last recession, with their pseudo-intellectual arty farty programmes and overpriced certificates- will now have the final say over who qualifies for entry into the profession.&nbsp;They have a established a successful business model, selling degrees to every kid that can afford one, with minimum management over the quality of graduates. To my eyes, they are responsible for the constantly declining quality in new pr...</p> University of Oregon Portland Campus - MArch brw27 2015-03-27T13:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T13:48:35-04:00 <p>Does anyone have information or insight about University of Oregon's MArch program at the Portland location? How does it compare to the main campus in Eugene (i.e. facilities, professors...)?&nbsp;</p> Studio Hadid or SCI-Arc or UCLA (Greg Lynn Suprastudio) kaank 2015-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T19:03:06-04:00 <p>Hi everyone, I'm graduating from my Bachelor of Architecture education at Istanbul Technical University. I've got accepted to Studio Hadid in University of Applied Arts Vienna. Also got accepted from UCLA M.Arch II Greg Lynn SUPRAstudio and to SCI-Arc M.Arch II. Normally I would go a head choosing Zaha's studio but while its three years, UCLA is a one year program that gives the same degree. And SCI-Arc is two years and is very well known compared to the other two. I need to decide soon, would appreciate your help and guidence. Btw, Studio Hadid is free education while the others are about 40 thousand dolars a year. Also information on the school in Vienna would be really helpful. Thanks...&nbsp;</p> I have some questions about architecture schools in general klausious 2015-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:07:46-04:00 <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>My name is Dat. I just graduated with a BFA in Dance, and I am looking to go back to school for architecture because I can't find job in the dance field. I know that architecture has always been something I am interested in, but I don't have much knowledge about the field, and I am just starting to do some research to further my understanding of architecture as well as the education I want to obtain. However, there are some informations that I can't find on the Internet, and I have yet to make any architect friends so I hope you guy can help me out.</p><p>Here are a few questions (I hope they are not too many!)</p><p>1. What is the difference between a B.Arch and a M.Arch. I found some info say that B.Arch prepare you more since you spend more time in the studio than M.Arch which focus on more ideas/theories. I want to know what your take on it.</p><p>2. Also, what is the difference between M.Arch and Master of Art in Architecture Studies (or Architectural History) and Master of Science ...</p> Opinions wanted: Pratt or Rensselaer for Grad Architecture? Please suggest! gradarch 2015-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T20:03:13-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>I have a B.Arch Degree from a foreign institute and I am a permanent resident of the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>My husband (who's an architect too) and I were accepted to Pratt's M.S. Architecture Program. He received a 15k merit scholarship whereas, I did not get any.</p><p>We also got our acceptance letters from Rennselaer's M.Arch ll Program. I received a scholarship covering half my tuition whereas, he didn't get any scholarship from Rpi.</p><p>We're in a dilemma because both of us are more interested in Pratt (because of its faculty, reputation, prospect of job opportunities and of course the location).</p><p>However, Pratt will cost around a total of 75-80k for me (including living expenses, fees, food, commute, etc.) and it will cost my husband around 60-65k. We are splitting our accommodation costs.</p><p>Whereas, Rpi will cost me around 45k (living expenses, etc. included) and it will cost him around 60k or less.</p><p>At this moment, we are still leaning towards Pratt although logic says that we should probably go ...</p> Help understanding Victorian floor plan. EPD Gaffney 2015-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T16:19:09-04:00 <p>Hi everyone, just looking for some help understanding symbols on older floor plans.</p><p><br>If there's a good resource for understanding old floor plans I'd love that but I have yet to find one. This attached plan is my design but based on one from an 1875 book (Bignell House, in <em>English Country Houses</em> by William Wilkinson).<br><br>So, on the first image (which has the ground floor, first floor, and second floor of the same large house) I've numbered some areas on this floor plan and any insight'd be lovely.<br><br>1. I've gone from thinking this circle here is a well to perhaps a boiler or something. I'm not immensely proficient in reading floor plans to begin with so I could be wrong but I would look at that and see a door going into the circle. Whatever it is I'd love to know how tall is it and should I cover it.<br><br>2. There's four squares like this, two pair. Would they be support pillars at-all? I'd expect those to go straight through the whole thing but I could be wrong.<br><br>4. Are these hooks or what?<br><br>(The res...</p> M Arch from UO or UIUC? archi_passion 2015-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T14:59:29-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I have a B Arch from India, graduated in 2009. I am deciding between the M Arch programs at the University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana champaign. These are my top two choices mainly because they have programs with a focus on sustainable design, which is my field of interest. I have not been offered scholarships in either of them at present.</p><p>I'm looking for information from recent graduates or current students from either of these two universities on the design studios, real-life project exposure during the program, internship opportunities and job prospects after graduation. Any information regarding this will be very useful to help me make an informed decision.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p> Sci-arc scholarship Anthonymurrey 2015-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T13:42:45-04:00 <p>Hi! I was just wondering if getting a scholarship in sci arc is difficult. I applied for the undergrad program and got a scholarship but didn't know if a lot of people were getting the &nbsp;same as I am, or how much mine was in comparison to what they offer</p> Architectural History Internship Lissie9824 2015-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T11:39:33-04:00 <p>Hi! I'm applying for an internship at an architectural history company with little no to experience (I'm a college student). They've asked if I've had any experience within the field and also want to know what I'm interested in doing as an intern. Does anyone who has an expertise in the area know what they are looking for/what I could expect as an intern? Let me know thanks!&nbsp;</p> Mid to Late Career Architects- What are you Doing these Days Broadstreetexpresstrain 2015-03-26T21:36:45-04:00 >2015-03-30T14:58:25-04:00 <p>Ok mid to late career architects with 20 plus years of the recession finally over?.......after many years of architectural drought. there are finally several architecture positions posted on the jobs boards, however they are typically for the very young (up to 7 years of experience) and relatively inexpensive.</p><p>Not many posts out there for the mid to late career architects.........other than opening up your own company (which I know a few of my colleagues have done with &nbsp;mixed reviews and mixed success) what is the mid to late architect to do? &nbsp;.........what have others done.....what have been some of the other career choices that mid to late career architects have taken ....that are lucrative, relative to their years of experience with my peers has shown that roughly 50 percent of experienced architects have moved onto other careers. What have you seen? What has been your experience?</p><p>I am currently considering several alternatives after spending th...</p> The Architect as Totalitarian EKE 2015-03-26T20:51:01-04:00 >2015-03-30T18:31:41-04:00 <p><em>"Money, the Jews (who are partly responsible), Freemasonry, they will all get their just reward. These shameful fortresses will be dismantled. They dominated everything... We are in the hands of a winning invader, whose attitude could be crushing. If the conditions are truthful, Hitler could crown his life's work by a grand act: the cleaning up of Europe."</em></p><p><em>- Le Corbusier, on the German invasion of France</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://;utm_campaign=Echobox&amp;utm_medium=Social&amp;link_time=1426780809" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://;utm_campaign=Echobox&amp;utm_medium=Social&amp;link_time=1426780809</a></p>