First, I want to post a little update on studio, because that's a little but what these school blogs are about and I think it's important that the work our students are doing is available.
Right now in Studio II we are amping up the turn-around time on drawings and models, trying to fine-tune and adjust our final designs of House Two. Drawings, models, drawings, model, drawing while modeling, modeling while drawing. The trace, chipboard, and basswood are flying.
Secondly, I'd like to pose a question to the Archinect community out there. Our program offers a certificate in design-build, and as part of it as a final studio sequence they give students the chance to participate in the Design Build Bluff program. CU Denver has built several houses over the last few years as a part of DBB and it seems to be a great organization with some great success.
I'm wondering, in your opinion, what is the value in having something built coming out of school? To have had a project from beginning to end, conception to construction. It seems to me that most students probably come out of school without a constructed work. Would this play into a graduates ability to get further work?
Furthermore, is being "built" important? Perhaps this crosses lines over into the difference between paper architecture and more practical practice but I'm just searching for opinions.
I'm open to reading and encouraging rants, rambles and raging. It's not like I don't have enough distraction from studio...
arch student. doing arch student things.