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    A look back at M.Arch, year 1

    HS Solie
    Feb 15, '12 4:56 PM EST

    I feel guilty because I have not blogged in about two weeks.  But here's why...


    Over the past several weeks I have been doing what is usually the most enjoyable/dreadful/nervous/hilarious (depending on how you look at it) thing any student can do while in school...MAKE A NEW PORTFOLIO!  I had started this portfolio last summer and got about 97% complete before school started up again in the fall.  Five months later I am proud to report I finally completed the last 3%.


    Instead of running through the usual portfolio drill of updating an existing portfolio, through adding new projects and subtracting older ones, I decided to go in a different direction.  The plan is to have a completely autonomous portfolio for each of my 3 years of graduate school here at Taubman College.  This way at the end of my three years I will have three portfolios to provide a complete history of my time at Michigan.

    The whole portfolio can be found here...

    In case clicking on the link above is too labor intensive, here is a peak at some of the work....










    the above chair project was done in collaboration with fellow M.Arch student Nathan Van Wylen (

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I am a graduate student and an entrepreneur at the University of Michigan Taubman College where my studies are focused on leveraging design ideas across multiple scales and platforms. Meeting at the intersection between design, tectonics and fabrication, I am continually exploring how a design idea can navigate complex material and production systems and evolve into fully realized architectural artifacts.

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