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    Working on the thesis

    David Zeibin
    Jan 9, '05 12:01 AM EST

    UBC has this great karmic thing where younger non-thesis students (the whole place is MArch, though) help out the thesis students in the final days before presenting. This weekend is the thesis presentations, and over the past few days I've been helping Jacqueline Chan – Jackie Chan to those who know her well.

    (As a bit of UBC SoA trivia, a fellow told me two days ago that along with Jackie Chan there was a Jet Li too, and phone calls to the studio asking ofr one and then the other were always, um, seemingly suspect.)

    Anyhow, I'm a pretty slow worker in the studio/workshop, so sometimes I felt like more of a liability than an asset, but it was fun and I learned a lot. I'm vowing to do my next models in beautiful wood, rather than the chipboard I've used previously.

    Here's a pal, Ian, presenting his scheme to build atop an existing mall, regenerating an intense community in and around the new structure. It was something like that, I believe:


    Also, MASA presentations were on Friday, but I didn't see any of them. For you working architect types, the MASA program is a post-professional thing. Here's a link:

    And as a joke, when people ask me why I've been walking around with wood, and wearing safety glasses, especially since it was only the third day back at school, I would answer, without fail: "Oh, I'm just working on my thesis. Figured I'd get it out of the way so I don't have to worry about it later." Ha ha?

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