Archinect - Forum 2018-08-18T22:07:21-04:00 Hesitant to undertake work for difficult family clients. Pros/Cons? athensarch 2018-08-18T17:53:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T21:45:17-04:00 <p>Since I became licensed several family members have asked me to design homes for them. I'm hesitant to do so. I'm sure I'm not the only one on here who's had this happen to them.</p> <p>1. I haven't done any residential work in a decade and don't see myself working in that market in the future. I'm unfamiliar with the IRC and they live in a different state (Florida) with different code concerns (Hurricanes) than where I live.</p> <p>2. None of them have worked with an architect before and have unrealistic expectations about fees and/or scope of services. I think most of them would be difficult clients. Two of them are very indecisive.</p> <p>If you were me, would you see any value in this undertaking? One argument in favor would be to add to a portfolio for future employment prospects. I'm not convinced it would be relevant unless someone wants to see independent work, regardless of what type of work.</p> <p>What do you think?</p> Do past evolo skyscraper competition winners ever get a real project after they won? appleoranges 2018-08-18T16:16:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T18:31:20-04:00 <p>Just wanted to know if it is worth trying to win it. Even if you win, I&nbsp;don't think it gives a potential for getting projects from real world&nbsp;clients? Please keep in mind that I don't want to discuss about this competition on the ground of "generating idea."&nbsp;</p> Is your firm having trouble finding people to fill open positions? Peter Normand 2018-08-17T11:38:16-04:00 >2018-08-18T12:49:21-04:00 <p>I wonder if people are finding their office/firm is not able to fill open positions lstely? Have you experienced this problem? What type of firm do you work for and what type of position is your firm trying to fill? How long has your office/firm been trying to fill these open position(s)?</p> <p>Share your thoughts / experiences</p> <p>Over and OUT</p> <p>Peter N</p> I'm thinking of making a shipping container house. Some advice would be good. xhaydenx 2018-08-17T10:30:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T22:04:28-04:00 <p>My brother lives on 7 acres of land and I'm thinking of building a shipping container home on it.</p> <p>I'm pretty minimal. I have my PC and TV for making and playing video games , and a bed. I don't really need much more than a single room. Heck, my bedroom now is pretty bare as it is. So, yeah, a small space suits me just fine + we're talking about growing vegetables and raising chickens out at his place and I reckon that'd be pretty sweet to learn how to do.</p> <p>Looking at it all, we estimate that it'll cost me about 8-9k to do. That includes installing a deck out the front and stuff as well.</p> <p>Anyway, I'm wondering a few things:</p> <p>- Is it worth ripping up the floors that come with containers? I can get a container that has only done the single trip for like 4.5k. I know a lot of them get sprayed for pesticides and can be dangerous to live in, but I figure a single trip container should be pretty safe. We're planning on insulating the floor and putting down vapour guard and cement...</p> Old & inactive NCARB IDP still good? ranout 2018-08-17T10:29:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T13:16:24-04:00 <p>Hi, I have a question that I can find from searching the forums. I completed my NCARB IDP in 2007 and had my IDP completion transmitted to Cali's board. But I've totally lapsed all this time: no NCARB dues, no ARE taken, no CAB activity, nothing. Like I've been in the 5th dimension for the last 11 years.</p> <p>Can I now reactivate this old 11-yr-old&nbsp; IDP completion and take ARE exams and get my license (not necessarily in CA)?<br></p> Working Drawing/Construction Details dark.mutilator 2018-08-17T06:13:02-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>Hi guys. In my school I am assigned to do working drawing of a 2 storey bungalow. Lecturer recommends students to use AutoCad but I'm more comfortable working on Revit. I told lecturer about revit but he said better use autocad. I dont know if there is any problem doing working drawing on Revit.&nbsp;</p><p>Please share your opinions regarding this matter and the reason. Thank you.</p> hulu has hgtv shows JawkneeMusic 2018-08-16T23:38:05-04:00 >2018-08-16T23:49:27-04:00 <p>thot u mite liek</p> projective geometry book coming JawkneeMusic 2018-08-16T22:34:48-04:00 >2018-08-17T12:03:14-04:00 <p>time fo sum perspective</p> Dropping out of uni despite being good at uni designd 2018-08-16T15:58:43-04:00 >2018-08-18T17:33:32-04:00 <p>I'm at a top 5 UK architecture university, starting 2nd year. I love it, love my tutors &amp; they love my designs. I've been getting lots of As and prizes, in addition to securing a summer internship. While studying, I worked part-time (professionally unrelated) and will need to continue at an increasing amount of hours.</p> <p>UK is introducing apprenticeships as an alternative to the university route (below). I've been thinking of transferring, which would mean less financial stress and fully focusing on architecture. The scheme is new - might be a risk, plus my accommodation and jobs for this academic year are set up, and it's not certain that I would be allowed to transfer.</p> <p>What would you do? Anything you see that I don't see?</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforappren...</a><br></p> <p><br></p> Portfolio Feedback for M ARCH 2 Anonymous05 2018-08-16T13:54:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T06:53:44-04:00 <p>Hi again,&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <p>I would like to share my latest portfolio draft for feedback. I took into consideration issues that people have pointed out in my previous post.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some of the text is being re-written but the majority is there. I will be submitting this one specifically to GSD later this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>Any feedback is welcome ! thank you !</p> What type experience holds value for an architect ? _SAM 2018-08-16T12:33:20-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>I am a Junior Architect in a large architecture firm. I majorly work on sketchup and photoshop i.e presentations and have no experience of technical aspects of projects as GFC and coordination with MEP, Structural consultants. (All junior architects are given only presentation works in this firm)</p><p>My seniors at the firm are suggesting me to leave this firm as there isnt much to learn.</p><p>I want to know which type of experience is helpful in long term : prrsentation or technical experience.</p> A better understanding of bending moments in beams MusicFreakArchiGuy 2018-08-16T11:00:12-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>I'm brushing up my concepts of elementary structural design. I can solve numerical problems of shear force and bending moment easily. I can draw their shear force and bending moment diagrams perfectly. I don't understand one part of the concept in its real life application.&nbsp;</p> <p>Okay, lets say a simply supported beam having point load at the centre encounters 40kN-m bending moment in the centre. Then, what exactly is 40kN-m ? How is this 40kN-m acting on one metre length of the beam?</p> <p>I need an explanation like this. - For example, the speed of a moving car is 45 kmph. So, it will cover 45 kilometres in one hour. I need such kind of explanation for bending moment.&nbsp;</p> East Coast from West Coast cal1131 2018-08-15T16:20:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T16:26:35-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect community, I'm new to the forum and would appreciate any tips or guidance in embarking on a new job search on the East Coast. I have over 3.5 years of experience from working at architecture firms in California and I'm about to move to the Hamptons Roads area in Virginia. I believe I have a strong portfolio/resume with varied project experience. I would like to know more about the job market, architecture community, and/or work culture, maybe even regarding the specific firms there if anyone is familiar. I'm originally from California and although moved north from socal for school I am completely new to Virginia and the East Coast for that matter. Would appreciate any insight, this will be a big transition for me. Thanks!&nbsp;</p> Harvard GSD MDes - Help / Guidance vishalvaidhyanathan 2018-08-15T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T14:29:10-04:00 <p>Hey all!</p> <p>I'm new to Archinect and hence forgive any newbie mistakes. There are many old threads regarding this, but they've all become outdated, hence this one.</p> <p>I am quite interested in the MDesS program that the GSD offers, simply because of the opportunity to delve in design based research in a particular field in detail. MDesS Technology Intrigues me the most!</p> <p>My question is, I am going to complete my B.Arch ( 5 year professional course ) this year and am planning to apply to the GSD for fall '19.</p> <p>Since I don't have Professional Experience besides 8 - 9 months of Internships in computational design and architecture and a few competitions, would it hamper my chances of getting in?</p> <p>Also, what does it really take to understand if you're a good fit and secure an admit?</p> <p>I have GRE Scores of Q 166 and V 154 AWA 5.0</p> <p>It'll be great if someone can guide me on where I should concentrate on my application and if it is a lost cause without professional experiences. And tips for portfolio wou...</p> Urban/Landscape design career advice durbandc 2018-08-15T02:26:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T18:51:56-04:00 <p>Hi there,</p> <p>I am a registered Architect and have been practising in the industry for 7 over years. It slowly dawned upon me that urban/landscape design and planning is a true calling to me and i do not want to miss that. As I am in the process of venturing out to this realm, I hope some kind souls here would enlighten me on the industry and the nature of works that entails.&nbsp;</p> <p>The things that I like about are dealing with spatial morphology of cities, street networks, zoning, urban blocks and typology, parks and public spaces in between buildings, examining the facades and form of the cities, pedestrian and cyclist pathways, social cultural history studies etc, producing perspective and 3D image of the cities...</p> <p>1. Based on the broad interest above, which profession suits me better (urban design, landscape architecture or perhaps urban planning?) I understand that urban planning mainly deals with policy writing, no?</p> <p>2. As I mainly deal with buildings in my daily job and do not have prio...</p> BArch + what... AREs? MSRED? MS Constr Admin? MBA? Snowstorm 2018-08-15T00:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T00:00:16-04:00 <p>Hi everyone, I have a BArch and work in LA.&nbsp;After hours of reading Archinect and discussing with friends and colleagues I am still not decided on my career path moving on?&nbsp;</p> <p>Passing the AREs? starting MSRED? MS in Construction Administration? or MBA in a few years?</p> <p>What are your thoughts? Which path or degree is practical? rewarding?repetitive? valuable? worth it?&nbsp;</p> <p>If you could start over, what path would you choose and why?&nbsp;</p> <p>I hope your advice and experience could help me decide.<br>Thanks so much!</p> Interior architecture vs architecture danielmongelli 2018-08-14T19:16:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T00:00:06-04:00 <p>I am considering between the two. My maths is quite behind I've been out of school for a while I am interested in design and using my imagination and not at all interested in crunching numbers. I don't want to limit myself to just the interior of buildings. If I graduate with a Bachelor of arts in interior architecture would that be sufficient to do a Masters of architecture. Personally I just don't have the focus for math to me it is rote learning equations I don't understand and substituting the way it is taught I need to have an understanding of what everything means not be a robot.</p> Glass system query izboos 2018-08-14T16:33:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T17:01:01-04:00 <p>Good day,</p> <p>I am currently tendering for a project that calls for a glass system 280' x 26' h.</p> <p>The client has provided me a vertical detail (see attached pic). However, I am not familiar with this kind of system.</p> <p>Would greatly appreciate the assistance.</p> <p>Regards.</p> internship stipend in south korea santiag 2018-08-14T13:56:52-04:00 >2018-08-15T09:32:58-04:00 <p>Hi, has&nbsp;anyone here done an internship in South Korea? Is the monthly stipend of $500 livable in Seoul? I know it&rsquo;s for sure underpaid. Just wonder if it meets the minimum wage. Thank you!</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Online Masters Degree in Design Management spacefragments 2018-08-14T02:20:34-04:00 >2018-08-15T21:39:08-04:00 <p>Anyone here who could recommend a good masters degree in design management using an online platform?&nbsp; Appreciate any leads.<br></p> Portfolio review for MArch Parasdeep Singh 2018-08-13T16:24:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T11:52:33-04:00 <p>I've completed my BArch from Chitkara University, India. Please, can someone give me any tips to improve my portfolio and if it is any good?</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> AXP Supervisor requirements? cmdavis4cap 2018-08-13T14:25:00-04:00 >2018-08-13T17:44:05-04:00 <p>I&nbsp;am an arch student entering my first year of grad school this fall, and I've just accepted a new position to work from home doing interior design type work. At my current job (the one I am leaving), I have a licensed architect to sign off on my AXP hours. With this new position, there isn't a licensed architect at the company, and I'll be working remotely from home most of the time (working with clients and coworkers through email and skype-type communication). Is there a way I could report my work hours to my soon-to-be-'old' supervisor to sign off on? I see that I can report up to 320 hours under "Setting O" for the interior design work, and could just have my new boss sign off on those without a license, but I wasn't sure if I could report more hours, say only under the "design" category with my old supervisor, even if we will not be at the same company? Not trying to 'get away' with anything, I'm just genuinely curious if there's a restriction on that and haven't really found ...</p> Mixed Use Nonseparated vs Separated Occupancies Per CBC 2016 Stasis 2018-08-13T14:23:08-04:00 >2018-08-13T16:18:24-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I'm currently working on a mixed use project consists of 200,000 SF Data center (S2) and 68,000 SF of office (B), but I'm having difficulty understanding mixed-use occupancies and the area calculation. (508.3 and 508.4).</p><p>I thought that I need to follow the Separated Occupancy method since 508.4 requires a 1HR fire separation in between S2 and B occupancies.&nbsp; Because the office portion is larger than 10% of the data center, I don't think auxiliary occupancy would work here.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>If there isn't any fire separations required in between occupancies, then is it possible to go with non-separated occupancies?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>I need to consider following factors (also client requests):</p><p>1. Construction type is IIIA, Fully Sprinklered</p><p>2. Data center - 212000 SF | 2 Levels | 42'</p><p>3. Office - 76800 SF | 5 levels | 72'</p><p>To calculate the area, I followed the method listed in 506.2.4 and 508.4.2, so I calculated area per level.&nbsp; This is little tricky because&nbsp; 2 levels of the office floor are same height as 1 level o...</p> Laptop or PC for architecture? Kenann 2018-08-13T14:15:00-04:00 >2018-08-17T04:14:37-04:00 <p>Hey guys,&nbsp;</p> <p>I am an architecture student working in a rather tight budget (500-600 USD)&nbsp;to get the best bang for the buck in terms of the performance and portability of a device. First of all, I am not sure whether I should go for a&nbsp;<strong>laptop</strong>&nbsp;or a&nbsp;<strong>pc build&nbsp;</strong>machine, because I usually take my work with me when I leave home from uni , which is every &nbsp;week or two.</p> <p>I use programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Rhino, Lumion, 3ds Max, ArchiCAD etc. so it would be used for 3D rendering and conceptual design, oh and for the occasional gaming session or two.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, sometimes laptops are in use within classes for&nbsp; "on the fly" demonstrations, in&nbsp;which I use my current laptop ( a shitty&nbsp;HP 250 G3 ), and I felt that a change was inevitable because the workload gets larger and larger.</p> <p>My biggest dilemma is contained within the price to performance ratio - If I decide to get a&nbsp;<strong>pc,&nbsp;</strong>I lose the portability aspect, and if I get the&nbsp;<strong>laptop</strong>, there is no possibility for an upgrade, the performance is wo...</p> AIA v RIBA - Stages of Work equivalent? stu92 2018-08-13T03:15:57-04:00 >2018-08-13T03:15:57-04:00 <p>Hello all,</p><p>I'm currently recording PEDR experience for sitting my Part 3 in the UK, and am wanting to record some experience I&nbsp;gained while working in the States. I am trying to find an American equivalent to the RIBA Plan of Work so that I&nbsp;can create some sort of comparison between Concept Design,&nbsp;Schematic Design, etc, with Stages 1, 2, 3, so on and so forth. I've not been able to find very much in terms of what is expected/required at each AIA stage, does anyone know if such a document exists that would allow me to make this comparison without having to draw my own conclusions/assumptions?</p><p>Many thanks in advance :)</p> Sports or Dream Career curtisbragg 2018-08-13T00:30:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T16:32:29-04:00 <p>Next year (fall 20119) ill be heading to university. In the last 4 years ive gone to many camps for both lacrosse and arch/design. Ive been noticed by many coaches and schools, but have just started within the last year looking for an actual school to go to.&nbsp;</p> <p>I need some help/insight on whether its feasible to play sports in college and to be an Arch student.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Are we simply tools for the system? 2018-08-12T20:24:28-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>Who controls the System?</p> Higher national diploma graduation in poland rakibmahi 2018-08-12T13:39:00-04:00 >2018-08-12T13:39:18-04:00 <p>Is there any program in poland so that i can complete my Higher national diploma graduation</p> What is missing Midaz 2018-08-12T06:49:36-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Hi guys, <br></p><p>I recently worked on a fantasy house which would be build in a rich area and I came up with this concept in which I try to mix both the emotions of a traditional home with a bit of contemporary addons but most people to who I shared it with, say there is something missing and I am trying to figure out if people could help me I would really love it! Thank you very much!<br></p> Help with starting working in architecture Beshoy Adel 2018-08-11T11:38:23-04:00 >2018-08-14T07:15:57-04:00 <p>I graduated from architectural engineering school in 2016 and never worked a day in architecture (was working in graphic design). Now I want to return to architecture but I don't have a portfolio, I don't even know if there are transferable skills that I can get from graphic design to architecture and I have no clue what steps I should take to get a job as an architectural engineer. I don't know how to develop a portfolio without working in the field... I can create personal projects but I don't know where to get design briefs from. I also don't know what should I specialize in (architectural design, visualization, interior design, construction management, etc.)</p><p>Any help would be appreciated!</p>