Knowlton School of Architecture (2005-2009) (Evan)

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    Evan Chakroff
    Aug 9, '09 2:40 PM EST

    So, first off sorry for the lack of posts... I've been busy.

    Immediately after graduation, I flew to Basel to see some old friends and check out Art Basel 40, the annual contemporary art fair (accompanied by numerous other loosely-associated fairs).

    After 5 days there, I flew to Berlin to begin the KSA's 5-week study abroad trip through Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Milan, Basel, Munich, and everywhere in between. I had done this trip before, but this time I was hired on as a TA, making it well worth a second try....

    Before the trip started I had received a job offer (internship) from Fuksas in Rome, and after the trip ended in Munich a few weeks ago, I flew to Rome to scope out apartments and do some sightseeing (and save some money, as galavanting around Europe isn't cheap.)

    It's odd that this was the only offer I received, and I had only really applied on the recommendation of my good friend and former KSA blogger, Marc Syp, who worked there for about a year after graduating in 2008. He has since left the office, but I think it's pretty odd that I'm now signing off from the Archinect school blog project the same way he did, and proceeding to the same firm...

    At any rate, the internship doesn't begin until Sept 1st, and so I'm occupying myself in the meantime with Italian lessons and a few book projects: one a kind of 'yearbook' for the KSA study abroad program, and another, a book of essays, photos, and drawings of Jose Oubrerie's Miller House in Lexington, KY. Plenty to keep me busy for a month, though of course I'll be doing some sightseeing as well.

    So, that's that. It's been a great experience doing to Archinect blog, and I hope it was useful for anyone trying to get a glimpse inside Knowlton Hall (though obviously I could have posted more frequently....).

    If you liked what you read or saw, you can continue following me at, which I've recently revived to chronicle Art Basel, the KSA Vienna '09 trip (so far: Berlin [IMG] [TXT], Dessau [IMG] [TXT], and Leipzig [IMG] [TXT], and more to come...), followed by a brief week in London, and my adventures in Roma.

    As always, my Flickr stream will be constantly updated, and organized by City and by Architect, a useful resource for me at least... as a always-available collection of buildings I've managed to see in person, kept ready to reference (or rip-off) at a moment's notice...

    So, I suppose that's all for now. See you in the forum.



    • xaia

      sounds like a fun trip; cool photos too - thx for sharing

      Aug 9, 09 6:57 pm  · 

      as a KSA alum, I enjoyed reading your school blog over the past few years.... best wishes in roma!

      Aug 10, 09 8:55 am  · 

      say Hi to Beatrice when you are there!

      Aug 12, 09 1:10 pm  · 

      The story told is interesting. I also want to experience the same.


      Aug 10, 23 12:32 am  · 

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