Archinect - Forum 2021-08-03T23:59:22-04:00 Portfolio Critique Please :) Austen Cabret 2021-08-03T17:53:00-04:00 >2021-08-03T17:53:52-04:00 <p>Hello. I'd like to add mine to the infinite existing requests for portfolio critiques. I recently graduated and will be using it to apply for work. Any comments are appreciated! (Landscape architecture moving toward BIM/programming)</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Austen</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> Is this building Sink-ing into itself? Donna Sink 2021-08-03T17:25:55-04:00 >2021-08-03T23:48:12-04:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Hi everyone. I&rsquo;d like people to weigh in on if my assumption here is correct because I&rsquo;m a little flummoxed. This is a dorm-type building with a CMU foundation and wood stud construction. The ground floor walls do not really align with the second floor walls, except at the exterior and stairwells. The second floor is a double loaded corridor. On both sides of the corridor the hollow metal door frames appear to have &ldquo;dropped&rdquo; up to an inch below the original installation. They look fine at the floor, it&rsquo;s just the heads that look damaged. The insides of the dorm rooms also have drywall cracking at the meeting with the ceiling. I&rsquo;m assuming the corridor walls are Sink-ing (get it?!) into the first floor? No obvious evidence at the first floor ceiling, though.<br></p><p>I suppose the roof might be pulling upward somehow? That&rsquo;d be a pretty strong uplift tho.&nbsp;</p> Hippodamus of Miletus c 2021-08-03T12:05:28-04:00 >2021-08-03T16:44:01-04:00 <p>hey - anyone have recommendations on good material for learning more about Hippodamus ? &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ( books, lectures, projects, anything ?&nbsp; )</p> foreign architect dilemma tarik khalaf 2021-08-01T11:44:00-04:00 >2021-08-03T04:12:18-04:00 <p>Hello,&nbsp;</p> <p>My name is Tarik, I graduated with a bachelor of architecture from the country of Jordan, and would like to seek my license in the united states (currently living in Indiana) however I have no idea where to start, I know that every state has its own requirements for licensing, and here is my dilemma, the school I graduated from is not NAAB accredited nor have I worked in Jordan as an architect, I&nbsp; graduated and moved to Indiana, I Only worked as an intern in some company,&nbsp; I do have an NCARB&nbsp; account, I also sent them my original transcripts as required but where do I go from here,&nbsp; should I send my transcripts to be evaluated by NAAB EESA taking into consideration that not all states approve EESA evaluation and it cost $2500, assuming my school does not have the required programs to get the accreditation which means I have to go back to school to complete the Process but I do not have the time to go to school agian only online and I could not find schools that offer online ...</p> How to build a staircase against slant wall? AshBha 2021-07-31T16:29:00-04:00 >2021-08-03T22:46:14-04:00 <p>Hi, I am new to this forum. I need some advice on how to build a staircase between 2 parallel supporting walls while the 3rd main wall is at an angle to these walls.&nbsp;See the attached image to get an idea.&nbsp;<br>The challenge is, none of the steps should be tapered down. All the steps should be rectangular in shape.<br><br>If this question doesn't belong to this forum, kindly ignore it.<br><br>TIA.<br><br></p> Summertime sadness Khangggl 2021-07-31T15:52:40-04:00 >2021-08-01T12:46:07-04:00 <p>Hi all, I am going to attend an architecture school (1st year)&nbsp; this fall semester and I need some advice</p><p>Before summer, I am a proficient artist, I could draw and sketch everything fast and nice. My portfolio for the university was amazing and I am really proud of it.</p><p>During summer, I become shamefully lazy that I have not even touched the pencil for 1,5 months. I spent time playing VG to kill time and hanging out with guys.</p><p>It is the beginning of August now and both my sketching and creativity skills are badly decreased, I started to pick up my pencil 3 days ago and I got trouble with drawing a straight line! I had to spend a day getting used to it. My brain is completely empty, I could not think fluently like before, and I am pretty sure that I could not remake anything looks good like my university portfolio which I did 3 months ago. It took me hours to measure and sketch a house, which I should have done comfortably in 30 minutes. I am so confused and worry, the school year will b...</p> Tips for post-grad new hires? Toesdblue 2021-07-30T17:34:00-04:00 >2021-07-31T16:14:16-04:00 <p>I just graduated in may with my masters degree. I applied to a million places all over back in March to which I was offered several positions but upon learning that I was still in school and wouldn&rsquo;t be able to start until after my graduation they said they were looking for immediate hires and went with someone else. I chalked it up as not meant to be and moved on.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Reluctantly, with nothing I was excited about planned out I decided to take the summer off (working with an interiors company through family) and traveling with hopes to do a Little ,more research for openings and explore new city options for where I would like to live. I had a few connections come up and interviews but they were all again looking for me to start immediately&hellip;as In the following week without even hearing the salary and compensation package beforehand. When I told them I was super interested In the firm but wouldn&rsquo;t be able to start right away as I&rsquo;d have to decide and finalize my plans, find an apartment ...</p> middle eastern city wall building method yes1234567890 2021-07-29T15:38:08-04:00 >2021-07-29T15:38:08-04:00 <p>hi everyone,</p> <p>i am looking for clues on a certain building practice of the ancient middle/ near eastern region in which living houses were integral to the city wall. i remember it being mentioned in architecture seminars but cannot recall any further details on that topic.</p> <p>is there a distinct term for that kind of element?</p> <p>thanks in advance!</p> <p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p> <p>(picture unrelated)<br></p> Contractors won't look at specifications Everyday Architect 2021-07-28T16:53:08-04:00 >2021-08-03T22:11:48-04:00 <p>This is the topic from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Share Your Work - Interiors Edition</a> thread that I teased over there. There were a few interested in having the discussion, and probably more that would be interested too if they could make it through my wall of text without falling asleep (I'll keep this a little shorter and we can tease it all out below).</p><p>The issue, as it has usually been described to me by the project's PM, is that we get contractors on interior projects, or smaller scale projects, that won't be bothered with anything not on the drawings. While this might mean they ignore other contract documents, mostly for these PMs is that it means the contractor won't look at the specifications ... so we shouldn't bother with them.</p><p>I can't imagine contractors simply got together one day and decided that specifications were too bothersome to deal with and just started ignoring them. Rather, they've learned from experience that they can ignore them, and I think architects collectively have some responsib...</p> Harvard GSD (MArch I) or the Bartlett, UCL (MArch architecture)? Scarpa60 2021-07-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2021-08-02T20:41:11-04:00 <p>I got admitted to the 3.5-year MArch I programme (NAAB accredited) at Harvard, and the 2-year MArch architecture programme (RIBA accredited) at the Bartlett, UCL, and I've completed my undergraduate studies in architecture from a UK university. I am unable to decide which one to go to, since the fees are fortunately not really an issue for me. But, I am somewhat certain that I would like to go down the research route. Which university is better in terms of research and in general? Harvard GSD sounds like the obvious answer, but it is 3.5 years! Is it really worth it?&nbsp;</p> Advice on giving proper credit to my current employer in my portfolio caramelhighrise 2021-07-27T12:23:31-04:00 >2021-07-29T12:09:20-04:00 <p>Sorry if this has been discussed but I couldn't find much on here or elsewhere. Most everything was more about marketing a previous company&rsquo;s work as my own when starting up a new office.</p><p>I&rsquo;m prepping my first professional portfolio to apply for jobs elsewhere and have no idea how to legally use any renderings, finished photography, wall sections etc. &nbsp;If I give credit to the firm or photographer who owns the rights, is that enough? I&rsquo;d assume so because I&rsquo;m giving proper credit and not claiming any ownership. This is only to send to potential employers. I&rsquo;d name the photographer, artist, company&rsquo;s name, etc and I&rsquo;m also clearly explaining my role in each project.</p><p>Obviously this isn&rsquo;t &nbsp;exactly something I can ask my company&hellip; Thank you all in advance.</p> How are Bartlett architecture graduates viewed? DustFlâneur 2021-07-27T10:04:01-04:00 >2021-07-31T06:47:26-04:00 <p>I'm curious about how Bartlett grads are viewed in the industry, within UK itself but also outside (Europe and the US). I've heard stuff about employers within the UK having a sort of love-hate relationship with how they view Bartlett architecture grads (due to the non-architectural/conceptual &nbsp;nature of the course...Is this true? And, how about within the US? Is an architectural degree from the Bartlett seen at par with a degree from Harvard GSD?</p> questions about job market of architecture in EU mr.knight 2021-07-27T06:02:18-04:00 >2021-07-28T06:11:02-04:00 <p>so i wanted to ask how good or bad or stable is the job market of architecture in EU countries. and well i know its a little complicated issue but i wanted to get some answer overall on how is it in EU</p><p>like in my own country well its pretty bad and unstable. i wanted to know if anyone here from EU sees the job market good and stable enough in future to recommend someone like me to continue studying architecture. or maybe i should go and study other majors like medical stuff&nbsp;</p> Share Your Work - Interiors Edition b3tadine[sutures] 2021-07-26T22:08:36-04:00 >2021-08-01T11:36:51-04:00 <p>This is Herbie Butcher's Fried Chicken, it's a vegan fried chicken joint. Quite simply, Kale - yes his real name - and Aubry, having knocked it out of the park with The Herbivorous Butcher, and achieving tremendous success with their fried chicken at various music festivals, decided that it was time to roll out a fried chicken restaurant.&nbsp;</p> <p>The main floor is roughly 800 square feet, with about 175 for seating and takeout. Because of the pandemic, we incorporated a take-out window into the existing storefront.&nbsp;</p> <p>The original design intent was fast casual, but we were able to convince Aubry and Kale to think a little bit bolder. The concept we came up with was something we called, fashioned-casual, bespoke-casual, or tailored-casual. Knowing that spaces like these are under considered, rather hard, and unfriendly, we wanted to polish what one would expect in this kind of establishment.</p> <p>Running through these spaces - THB and HBFC - is a common, and ever present idea; materials, to the gr...</p> Linkedin ATS "wall of doom" zonker 2021-07-26T13:34:00-04:00 >2021-07-26T14:24:42-04:00 <p>Anyone have trouble getting responses on resumes sent through Linkedin, Indeed and others? Automatic Tracking Software?</p> Modernist styles: Book recommendation? robhaw 2021-07-26T12:12:55-04:00 >2021-07-27T17:43:46-04:00 <p>I was wondering if you have any recommendations on a book that thoroughly details the various modernist styles.&nbsp;</p><p>I have been through basic readings like Frampton and Jenks and I am really looking for a morevcomprehensive anthology with emphasis on each of the styles (bauhaus, de stijl, constructivism, expressionism etc).&nbsp;</p><p>I have searched online but have not yet found exactly what I am after, so any recommendations would be appreciated!&nbsp;</p> White Walls in Museums jarchitect 2021-07-26T03:28:24-04:00 >2021-07-27T17:43:38-04:00 <p>In a lecture, professors at my design school argued that keeping white walls in a gallery/museum space promotes white supremacy. While European architects in the 20th century may have been trying to enforce this sentiment, do you think this still stands true today (or ever)? Some of my classmates agree that this is too far of a stretch, as the school's own museum and other progressive art institutions have white interior walls themselves. Therefore, do you think the lecturers are teaching material that doesn't actually apply to the professional world in architecture, art, and design just to seem morally competent?</p> HKU vs UCL decision anonymous11111 2021-07-25T10:51:00-04:00 >2021-07-31T17:24:56-04:00 <p>Hi everyone! I know there&rsquo;s a lot of these on right now, but I&rsquo;m writing this post to ask for advice that anyone might have in helping me pick out a school for undergrad (-ish?)</p> <p>I have the option to pick between HKU (which I would attend as a local student) and the Bartlett. The biggest difference between them is that I would be getting my bachelors at HKU, whilst the course I&rsquo;ve been accepted for &nbsp;at UCL is their new five years integrated masters degree (MSci) with a year in placement.</p> <p>To me the MSci seems much more beneficial, it&rsquo;s much quicker, higher qualification, both part 1 and 2 ARB, and has a placement year where I can get experience. But on the other hand I question how risky it is to attend a new course that hasn&rsquo;t had a graduating class yet. Additionally as I would be a local student at HKU the difference in fees is astronomical.</p> <p>Would it then be a better decision to take the traditional route and get my bachelors at HKU before going abroad for my masters and then get li...</p> $200,000 for GSD OR $7,000 for ETH Aaron_ 2021-07-25T09:18:58-04:00 >2021-07-28T15:00:17-04:00 <p>I am international Student and scholarships are not a priority consideration.</p> <p>Language is not a problem. There are two schools that I want to learn. The biggest problem is only money. Please weigh the quality facilities of value and learning.</p><p>And I'd appreciate it if you could consider the future and the name value of each school.</p> Where is Venturi's A&P Parking Lot? mitbos 2021-07-25T04:54:53-04:00 >2021-07-25T09:29:17-04:00 <p>Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown have this famous essay, &ldquo;The Significance of A&amp;P Parking Lots, or Learning from Las Vegas." I am always confused about what A&amp;P stands for. I always thought the A&amp;P parking lot is a place in Las Vegas, until I can't really find it on google map. I also have a hard time tracing the few places also mentioned in the article like the Middle Eastern bazaar, Miami Beach Modern Motel, or the narrow street of the medieval town, but can find any information about them, which just makes me really confused. Also, his writing style is kind of jumpy, so I can't really figure out if these sites are supposed to be analogies, fictional settings, or real locations. Can anyone who is knowledgeable about this piece explain it to me?</p> Salary expectation Whoknow 2021-07-23T17:01:57-04:00 >2021-07-26T08:33:02-04:00 <p>When a employer said your salary expectation is too low? sketchy? But will expected to work long hour and much fast pace environment. What do u guys think?</p> Biggest Pain Points of Running an Arch Firm davidk.lafond 2021-07-23T12:52:00-04:00 >2021-07-23T16:31:55-04:00 <p>Hi, so I&rsquo;m conducting a personal research project about what are the most common pain points that architects face on a daily basis. I&rsquo;m more interested in knowing about architects with a more administrative role who run their own businesses, but anyone is welcome to add their own thoughts. In short, my questions to you are:</p> <p>What tasks takes the majority of your time everyday (that you would like to reduce)?</p> <p>What are the biggest pain points that you&rsquo;re facing in your business right now?&nbsp;<br></p> <p>What is something that keeps irritating you in your day-to-day responsibilities?</p> <p><br>I would love to get your feedback!</p> Post Your Work - Concrete archanonymous 2021-07-23T11:50:07-04:00 >2021-08-01T11:15:48-04:00 <p>This week's "Post Your Work" thread theme is Concrete.&nbsp;</p><p>Interior, Exterior, cool foundation shots, board-formed, floors, walls, domes, cast models from architecture school - whatcha got?</p> 3k to spend in architecture books _N8_ 2021-07-23T10:02:32-04:00 >2021-07-25T08:56:45-04:00 <p>Hey Archinect, figured I can get some advice here. My firm gives us an annual 'education' fund to spend on mainly architecture books and NCARB/AXP study materials. As I am leaving for grad school in a week, I have 3k left of this 'slush fund' to spend. Obviously I don't need NCARB materials yet and would rather spend it on quality books on/about architecture.</p><p>My question is, what are some books that every emerging architect should have, or lesser-known books by down-to-earth designers? I have a specific interest in local community engagement and social justice. Monographs, compilations, photo books, manifestos, literally everything is on the table. What's on your bookshelf??</p> Tokyo Games RValu100 2021-07-23T07:54:53-04:00 >2021-07-23T07:54:53-04:00 <p>Those glulam Olympic rings were kind of nice&hellip;</p> Construction Value in Stages JohnDevis 2021-07-22T17:17:00-04:00 >2021-07-23T14:19:19-04:00 <p>Has anyone got a good idea of the percentage of fees you would normally charge at each stage? (A image of a table is attached, Guestimated, not sure if it is anything correct)</p> <p>Thanks in advance for the advice.</p> SCI_ARC, UCLA, OR USC montgomery borg 2021-07-21T14:53:00-04:00 >2021-07-21T14:53:16-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>Can anyone provide current information on how the masters of architecture (professional degree) at UCLA, USC and UCLA differ from one another? I realize there are similar posts about these two schools, but USC seems to have been in a state of flux over the past few years, so I'm not sure how reliable that old information is.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have been accepted to both programs with scholarships, so cost of attendance is not an issue. I'm more interested in what people think of the pedagogy, faculty/student relationships, student environment, the work being produced, and post-graduate opportunities.</p> <p>I would really appreciate input from anyone with recent experience.</p> <p>Thanks!</p> 34 years old, About double Master in addition to B.Arch Aaron_ 2021-07-20T19:32:34-04:00 >2021-07-22T15:02:29-04:00 <p>What are the consequences of completing two masters at 34?</p> <p>Although I have about a year and a half of internship experience, the reason I want to complete the master's twice at this time is that I am currently doing my master's at a place with a very high reputation in my country, and this is for future university lecturers or my reputation in my country is.</p> <p>However, what I want to study is in Europe, and I want to do one more master's job in Europe. And I want to return to my home country and work on my own. (especially Zurich, Switzerland)</p> <p>Is this ok? I'd love to hear from you smart people.</p> Study in advance for Architecture Bachelor at ETH masaru 2021-07-20T14:48:00-04:00 >2021-07-21T09:47:17-04:00 <p>Hello, I am currently a swiss highschool student and am looking forward to study architecture at the ETH next year when I finish highschool.<br></p> <p>I know it is extremely tough there and would therefore really want to study the subject in advance so I can already have an idea of the content of the classes.<br>I really don't want to sound like a lazy guy but does anybody know if it is possible to find the content of there classes or something near somewhere (books, online, ...)?<br>&nbsp;<br>I of course suppose that there content must be protected. Could you guys recommend me good academical architecture books that I could buy to build good university level knowledge ? It would be extremely kind and helpful!</p> <p>Thank you for your time!</p> KuLeuven vs Amsterdam Academy of Architecture archivacchi 2021-07-20T12:20:00-04:00 >2021-07-23T02:58:37-04:00 <p>Hi everyone, <br></p> <p>I recently got accepted to both M.Arch programs: at KuLeuven and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. <br></p> <p>For a long time I really wanted to go at KuLeuven because I really admire their approach and sensitivity to projects but I'm also really seduced by the fact that with the Academy program you end up killing 2 birds with 1 stone (at the end of the 4 years you are a licensed architect + you have 4 years of paid work experience). If I decide to go there, I would aim to work in offices like the one's of Office Winhov, Korthtielens, Marcel Lok, BETA office, etc. However, I also apprehend the fact of working 32 hours a week while trying to produce quality studio projects. <br></p> <p>Yet, I'm also more interested in the theoretical side of architecture and that's why I think KuLeuven would be interesting since they are pretty strong in that field of architecture. I also like the fact that they have a strong reputation. Plus, Belgium being a really hot spot for architecture right n...</p>