Archinect - Forum 2019-01-24T01:44:12-05:00 Universities with a practically oriented M.Arch 2 program newguy12 2019-01-23T23:09:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T23:09:08-05:00 <p>Hello,</p> <p><br>This is my first post on archinect. Please bear with me if my English is not good. Before getting into the details of the program that I am looking for, I would like to give a brief introduction about myself.<br></p> <p>I am an architect from India and I have 7 years of work experience in the field of interior design. I have been freelancing for the last 3 years working on interior design projects. I found the scale and the ability to detail in interior design project very comfortable. I had discovered my skills in interior design while working in an architecture firm in India which does interior design projects as well. My clients and former bosses had appreciated my simple, sensible, logical, pragmatic and professional approach to design. I don't particularly have great sketching or model making skills but I am pretty good with software like Sketchup and Photoshop. I would like to learn Rhino and/or Revit in the masters program and I feel that I am pretty confident and comfortable in ...</p> Primary controls arturohanshingmac-auliffe 2019-01-23T22:56:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T22:56:16-05:00 <p>I am currently working on a project of residential flat building where the maximum height is 21 m.</p> <p>For the&nbsp;<em>Side setback the DPC says that they should be 3m plus &frac14; the amount that the wall height exceeds 3m. </em></p> <p>Can someone be so kind to explain to me what that means?</p> <p>Thank you.</p> <p><em></em><br></p> interested in studying architecture or design but i'm 28 years old ENE Farias 2019-01-23T22:55:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T22:55:30-05:00 <p>i'm very interested in studying architecture or design but i'm 28 years old. i live in philadelphia and i'm new to the country. i feel i'm a little advanced in age to enter work on something related to architecture either because of the field of work and the age of the people i could compete with. the other thing i'm wondering is if i will have to look for an adult university and if it opens in my state. I've been taking online courses on architecture and design for some time and I'm pretty sure of my creative skills. I never studied on my own or worked alone. what can I do?</p> Recommending snow removal (flat roof) at a certain depth Inspectorman 2019-01-23T18:58:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T22:50:45-05:00 <p>We know that for a given depth, say... 6 inches, the weight of snow will vary with moisture content. Do architects ever make recommendations concerning the point at which snow removal should take place?</p> <p>I assume any such recommendation would be tied to some method for determining- at least to some degree of accuracy- the moisture content of the snow.</p> Queries in applications for an M.Arch in Canada after a B.Arch in India malavikamadhukar 2019-01-23T11:50:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T12:34:53-05:00 <p>Hello Everyone,</p> <p>I am an Architect from India, looking for a Masters in Architecture (professional) from a reputed school in Canada. I have completed a B.Arch in India and plan to look at settling in Canada.</p> <p>I have applied for the M.Arch courses in U of Waterloo and McGill. They are both professional programs that are accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. I recently received a response from McGill stating that I am not eligible for the program since I am already an accredited architect and that I should apply for the post-professional program.&nbsp;</p> <p>I would like to know if anyone has any inputs on this.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking forward to your suggestions and answers!</p> Career progression questions UD, Arch Jaetten 2019-01-23T11:29:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T11:29:15-05:00 <p>Hello,&nbsp;</p> <p>Firstly this is my first post and hello.</p> <p>Secondly, I am lost with my future career progression. At present I have a BA in Interior Architecture - for those in the US, this is not painter/decorator. In the UK Interior Decorator, Designer and Architecture are three distinct roles, so I am not an on-site tradesman. My degree is developed from my universities Architectural Technology CIAT programme and distinct from their Interior Design programme. In the UK Interior Architecture is to Interior Design as Architectural Technology is to Architecture.</p> <p>Now onto my question, my degree was called Architectural Design and undergoing accreditation by the RIBA to become part one, however they decided instead to remove a module and add in Interior Design as a mandatory module and rename the course to Interior Architecture and scrap RIBA.</p> <p>That leaves me in a peculiar position and ironically, 60 of my final year credits are Urban Design and Master Planning. Which is very disjointed. I am no...</p> What are the various steps to design own home? John G. Anai 2019-01-23T04:35:14-05:00 >2019-01-23T20:08:56-05:00 <p>Is there any steps which helps to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design</a> own home at less cost or is there any design firm in the New York.</p> Anyone has been an adcom? How does it work bluesquare 2019-01-22T20:35:21-05:00 >2019-01-23T14:05:24-05:00 <p>Were talking with my peers about top school comittees and thought i&rsquo;d ask on archinect. I know that part of the holistic review is the initial screening but what exactly the look into through that phase? Is it just portfolio in order to narrow down the number? How many more steps are there after that? Asking out of simple curiosity, i wonder if they ever get tired and just discard applications out of boredom.<em></em></p> Question for residential architects eyf1 2019-01-22T14:25:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T16:29:41-05:00 <p>Hi</p> <p>I would like to know what your opinions are on clients who would like to be more hands on when working with architects to build a house? Are architects turned off at all by clients who want to learn more about the ins and outs of the design process and construction? I've always been very passionate about architecture but I've never had the chance to receive any formal training such as going through architecture school.</p> <p>My work is in the tech industry relating to product design.</p> <p>All comments are appreciated!</p> BArch a second time - is it worth it? T?TFF 2019-01-22T13:45:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T16:56:45-05:00 <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>I found myself in quite a dilemma recently. Currently I am studying BArch in Germany in my third year. A couple of months ago I realized that the education in my school is not sufficient to me, it is too practical, very "applied" and not as conceptual as I would like it to be. (Yes, maybe it's good getting a job, but it lacks creativity and a conceptual approach.)</p> <p>At the same time, comparing my and my fellas portfolios to portfolios from renowned schools I realise that I probably wouldn't be able to get into a MArch programme at a school I would like.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now I am thinking of applying for a BArch programme for the second time at one of the renowned unis (Bartlett, TU Delft, ETH Zurich, Manchester, Glasgow...). But I am not sure whether it's worth another 3 years and loads of money (and dutch courses for Delft) or if I should try to get into a good MArch programme on another way.&nbsp;</p> <p>Did anybody had experience with situations like these? Maybe applying from an unknown school?...</p> Do teachers need to know the current technologies to teach architecture? David Bruce Lee 2019-01-22T12:14:24-05:00 >2019-01-24T00:13:11-05:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Flood, Chair of B. Arch and M.Arch at Woodbury University, Burbank discuss several issues on architecture</a>, including whether or not teachers need to know the technologies students are using to be an effective teacher.</p><p>I tend to think not. That said, i've always found it comforting when teachers, design directors, PMs know at least something about the programs we use... and how work is actually done.</p> Citizen with an European degree tuấnlê 2019-01-22T11:21:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T03:39:57-05:00 <p>Hey everyone,&nbsp;</p> <p>I am a non Eu citizen and I have obtained my bachelor and master degree in Italy (Polytechnic university of Milan). I know that being a non EU citizen it is harder to find a job in Europe, but I was wondering if the fact of having a degree from an European country makes it somehow easier?&nbsp;</p> <p>What other place would you recommend aside from Europe?&nbsp;</p> <p>Lee!</p> University of Hong Kong, 3yr MArch Silvailes 2019-01-22T11:11:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T03:32:54-05:00 <p>Does anyone know the acceptance rates of the 3yr MArch program of the University of Hong Kong? Or can anyone in the program or graduated from the program tell me anything about how it is? Does anyone know anything about this program? There&rsquo;s not much information online and the official apply website is very vague about the program.&nbsp;</p> What do we think of the O'Hare Terminal 2 Replacement Peter Normand 2019-01-22T11:09:04-05:00 >2019-01-22T19:04:40-05:00 <p>Chicago is having a huge architectural moment, surprised it is not getting more coverage on archinect, they are down to 5 finalist for the replacement of terminal 2 below are links, share your thoughts.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> what the usa government is JawkneeMusic 2019-01-21T22:35:11-05:00 >2019-01-22T10:16:03-05:00 <p>Okay imagine a beam sticking out of a column and the joint is so strong and the beam is so long and heavy that it shears out of the ground</p> Foreign architecture student internship arwarafia 2019-01-21T14:14:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T11:31:04-05:00 <p>Good evening everyone,</p> <p>i am looking for architecture firms in spain who accept foreign students&nbsp; for 1 month internship as i ama 3rd year student from morocco,&nbsp;Could anyone suggest some interesting firms to approach? &nbsp;</p> Research thesis_ Preservation in urban scale_Comparison between different countries. Giota A 2019-01-21T14:12:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T09:00:55-05:00 <p>Hello Everyone!</p> <p>I am currently working on my research thesis regarding preservation in urban scale and I would like some assistance. </p> <p>I am interested in comparing the legislation about the protection of preserved buildings in different countries. </p> <p><strong>Particularly, I would like to know what age a building must be in order to be qualified to be declared as preserved in each of the following countries:</strong> </p> <p>US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Japan .</p> <p>However, if you have any information about other countries that are not mentioned above, I&rsquo;m still interested :)</p> <p>I actually have access to information for the first two countries ( US 50 + years, UK 30 + years, please let me know if I'm wrong) but it is hard for me to find out what is valid for the rest because I can't find anything relevant written in English. </p> <p>So I guess, any assistance from individuals that are able to provide me with this information would be valuable. </p> <p>In case you can find the information need...</p> Floor-to-Celing Windows/Doors - Flooring Options? ModernHaus 2019-01-21T13:13:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T16:38:46-05:00 <p>Building new construction and am planning on floor-to-ceiling windows/doors and a finished concrete floor on the first floor (Hardwood on the second).</p> <p>If, in ten years, I want to convert the concrete floors on the first floor to hardwood, what would be the best way to achieve this? Is there a way to plan for this in advance?&nbsp;</p> <p>Trying to preplan for the finished floor height issue.</p> <p>Thanks!<br></p> Practicing architecture with a pseudonym kind_stranger 2019-01-21T13:08:29-05:00 >2019-01-23T00:53:10-05:00 <p>I was wondering if any professional architects today do this, it&rsquo;s common with actors and authors and other creative fields. <br><br> I&rsquo;ll be licensed soon, and I want to launch my career on the right foot. My name isn&rsquo;t a great name for an architect brand. However, the name I was born with (it changed later when my mother remarried) is much better and I&rsquo;d like to use it instead. <br><br> I&rsquo;d also like to keep my professional and personal lives separate this way, in the age of privacy invasion. <br><br> Is this possible to do without legally changing it? Can you register a nom de plum on an architect&rsquo;s stamp?</p> Davos Volunteer 2019-01-21T08:38:40-05:00 >2019-01-21T09:58:42-05:00 <p>In reading about the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland,&nbsp;where the world's super elite meet each year at this time to figure out how to squeeze the middle class even further and solidify their positions over us I was struck by the difference in architecture between Davos and its neighbor, Klosters, up the road a bit. Davos seems pretty much composed of modern architecture with an occasional nod to a modernized chalet architecture. Lots of barren concrete there&nbsp;that seems a first cousin to the Brutalists. Absent snow cover some have called the place ugly as sin. Klosters seems more historical and localized in context and materials. Not that I could afford to vacay in either place....</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> How much tax I need to pay MONU MOHAN 2019-01-21T04:31:23-05:00 >2019-01-21T14:05:41-05:00 <p>Hi...<br>I am going to buy a property worth 60 Lacks. I would like to know how much tax I have to pay during the registration process and how can I reduce that?</p> undergraduate in the UK, postgraduate in the USA radeknicgorski 2019-01-20T19:27:00-05:00 >2019-01-20T19:27:52-05:00 <p>Hello everyone!&nbsp;</p> <p>I&rsquo;m an architecture student at University of Liverpool (RIBA part 1), in the future I would like to move to the US and be an accredited architect, but I am not sure how to accomplish it.&nbsp;</p> <p>I thought it would&nbsp;be easier if I choose to do postgraduate studies in the US but is it necessary? Or should I do it in the UK and then move to the US?&nbsp;</p> <p>I couldn&rsquo;t find many sources of information about that topic and also I&rsquo;m not very familiar with the American system of studies and being an accredited architect.&nbsp;</p> <p>What will be the best option for me?&nbsp;</p> Existing Building Plans for Student Briefs? Sharitha 2019-01-20T17:59:00-05:00 >2019-01-20T19:12:50-05:00 <p>Hey,</p> <p>Anyone know where I can find existing building plans for design briefs...</p> Summer Architecture Programs - 2019 Dr. Architecture 2019-01-20T12:20:04-05:00 >2019-01-20T12:20:04-05:00 <p>Below is a listing of summer architecture programs for 2019 throughout the country (some are abroad).&nbsp; Also, there are a few programs that are either throughout the year or during the spring. </p> <p> Efforts have been made to obtain the most up-to-date information from the program; if no dates are listed, they have not been announced yet.&nbsp; You are encouraged to contact the program.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p><p>Dr. Architecture</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> Can we do a "poll thread" for student housing/living? proximity 2019-01-19T18:50:28-05:00 >2019-01-21T21:16:05-05:00 <p>I'm not sure if this will catch on, but I thought it could be a useful tool for people who are researching where to go for school if people post where they're going to school, where (general location is fine, don't need an address) they're living and what rent they're paying any any other relevant details. Of course there are many ways to look up, but it would be helpful for people who aren't familiar with areas to see where there are good spots for living. I would even be willing to compile what people say on the weekends or something.</p> <p>I'll start: <br>School: University of Michigan<br>City/Location: Ann Arbor, various places, mostly on the outskirts of downtown, +/- 4-5 miles from Arch building<br>Rent: $550-600<br>Roommates: 3-4</p><br> Which has uni has good reputation and job opportunities Abimanu Shahjahan 2019-01-19T10:33:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T03:58:20-05:00 <p>I've been applying for the academic year 2019 September,&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; I got selected for:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;1) Architecture and urban design at Politecnico di milano, Italy&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;2) Urban design at ku leuven, Belgium&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;3) Urban planning at Mc'gill university,Canada&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>I'm just in a great confusion because with regard to the Qs universities and Times higher education ranking the information varies and i can't get a clear picture of which university to opt and its value. All i need to know is which has greater reputation and job opportunities after graduation from the university?</p> <p>Kindly help, Thanks in advance&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Abimanu.S</p>... 3 year bachelor degree or 5 year bachelor degree. thamerkaila 2019-01-19T10:28:00-05:00 >2019-01-21T12:59:03-05:00 <p>I am currently an architecture student at a university that offers a 5 year bachelor degree and i was interested in transferring to ARCHIP for many reasons.&nbsp; and i have discovered that ARCHIP offers a 3 year bachelor degree and 3+2 master degree.&nbsp;</p> <p>so what i want to know is whats the difference between 3 year bachelor and 5 year bachelor.</p> <p>will that decrease my chances to applying for a master degree?</p> NewSchool M. Arch in San Diego ENRIQUE FRANCO 2019-01-18T16:18:48-05:00 >2019-01-19T20:10:29-05:00 <p>Hi, does anyone of you has gone to the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego for the M. Arch program? If you do, can yo tell me a little bit about it? is it good? after graduation it's easy to find a job in San Diego or in California in general?&nbsp;</p> Why are Architecture Books so expensive Jun Wang 2019-01-18T13:53:00-05:00 >2019-01-20T18:09:37-05:00 <p>I can find architectural books easily going to upper end of double digit prices and if hard cover sometimes going into upper end of triple digit or even in thousands, why are architecture books so expensive, especially considering how little architects made as an industry and how much more students have to spend for model making and printing in school comparing to their peers, and at the same time computer science books and knowledge very often free of charge on the internet while their graduates make sometimes double the salary for their first job? How do we even grow as an industry fast and with rigor if no one is willing share any knowledge? Or do they expect students to have trust funds to earn the right to read their books?</p> Graduate Programs....where to study that's affordable and in a good location? sukimccarty 2019-01-18T13:50:00-05:00 >2019-01-19T03:14:30-05:00 <p>Hi all,&nbsp;</p> <p>I&nbsp;am graduating from a SUNY school with a Sculpture BFA and I&nbsp;am looking to take a year off and then go to graduate school for my M.Arch in Fall 2020. I just recently decided that I want to pursue architecture so I&nbsp;am very new to researching a good program for me, and I need some help. I&nbsp;am trying to find a school thats affordable but also has a good program and in a new location!&nbsp;So far I&nbsp;have been looking at:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>University of Utah</li><li>UC Denver</li><li>University of New Mexico</li><li>University of Minneapolis- Twin Cities</li><li>City College of New York</li><li>RISD (I know this school is on the pricier side but I'm applying just because I&nbsp;heard it was a really good program)</li></ul><p>I&nbsp;would need to do a 3-year M.Arch program since I my bachelor's degree will not be in architecture. &nbsp;</p> <p>With the exception of RISD (because it is a private school) I&nbsp;was planning on picking a school that seemed to be best for me, and then moving to that state after I&nbsp;graduate so I can get in-state tuition by the time the program starts, so I'm...</p>