Archinect - Thirty-five & 5 2021-06-12T17:47:56-04:00 Being the Brick TAB1006 2017-05-23T09:17:30-04:00 >2017-06-11T23:14:49-04:00 <p>Wow, over a month since my last post, setting out I said I'd report every week so I guess I need to try and keep up with it. Moving on.</p><p>It's been a whirlwind of ups and downs as I get closer to my fourth month employed at my new firm. Part of me is elated, to finally be working in the field I studied so hard to get into. Other parts of me however are frightened because my role here so far has yet to come to fruition. I came here with a desire to learn all I could about the firm, its jobs, its people, architecture and its many aspects. Here however my "umbrella" approach has seemed to have gone unnoticed, despite my best efforts in becoming well liked and eager to help where ever I can, the "silo" approach the firm takes to jobs has me left me sitting idle many a time.</p><p>The process here I assume is like most A&amp;E firms, with separate studios handling each aspect of a job, Architectural,&nbsp;Engineering as you would expect; and those studios further&nbsp;divided into&nbsp;departments, Education, Retail...</p> Three months in and where to go? TAB1006 2017-04-12T14:31:31-04:00 >2017-04-13T10:37:21-04:00 <p>Three months in to my new job and I'm already seeing the revived passion I once had for architecture and design. However, my path as to what I wish to concentrate on still eludes me.&nbsp;In school there was always a clear path on what to study, what to draw and learn. Design studios were so involved, many times I didn't even have time to stop and explore new curiosities when they arose from my design process. I kept a skratch book (yes not skratch book, not sketchbook as my penmanship and sketching skills are, well... Crayola, for lack of a better word) to jot down terms, projects and ideas for further research and exploration. As first year turned to second, third and then the hell of fourth year thesis the book scratches got longer and less were crossed off.</p><p>That's not to say I didn't research, explore and learn all I could outside the classroom. I attended as many lectures and social events that time (and money) would allow. Being involved with AIAS&nbsp;and several other architecture grou...</p> Welcome and Hello TAB1006 2017-03-21T14:03:39-04:00 >2017-03-22T18:41:06-04:00 <p>First blog posts are always so tedious, especially for a first time blogger.&nbsp;What to say? how to compose it? Do I ask questions? or make philosophical insights to who I am?</p><p>All good ideas, however I believe the best way is to say hello and good day to you, and thank you for reading my first ever blog! I hope this to be a insight to my journey over the next five years towards my goal of licensure and from there, a long successful career pursuing my passion for architecture and the habitable expression of design.</p><p>I will issue warning as well that like all people, I have good days where everything is bright and hopeful, and bad days where life, the universe and everything looks gray and bleak. This will be an honest&nbsp;forum for all aspects of my journey and hope you will bear with me and take my ramblings, outcries and celebrations with a grain of salt. I accept and thrive on&nbsp;all forms of&nbsp;constructive criticisms and critiques as with all things in architecture, the final&nbsp;form is never the ...</p>