Archinect - Forum 2021-05-15T20:34:00-04:00 Landscape Architecture - Wageningen UR / TU Delft Andó 2021-05-15T06:55:11-04:00 >2021-05-15T14:11:58-04:00 <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I am researching postgraduate professional (conversion) Landscape Architecture programmes for future study, and the Netherlands is of particular interest to me as the title 'landscape architect' is protected. This is quite rare - but also there appears to be a very strong culture and awareness of the profession in the country which is very unique.&nbsp;The MSc. at Wageningen and at TU Delft are both of interest to me, and I am looking for insights into the differences in the two programmes, and how the two are perceived within the industry.</p> <p>Wageningen University &amp; Research is rarely heard of to an outsider like me, but appears to be consistently ranking as the best university within the country. It's research in the agricultural and environmental sciences align with many of my own ambitions for the development of my practice (in addition to its apparent strength in the social sciences) - I am really interested in food and the capacity for 'landscape thinking' to address climate c...</p> Memphis bridge beam breaks Volunteer 2021-05-14T09:33:00-04:00 >2021-05-14T23:12:29-04:00 <p>The bridge carries I-40 traffic across the Mississippi River. Seems like non-destructive testing should have found this way before the actual break. Also looks like a crack on the left side of the beam in the photo.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> Dave Chappelle on/working with David Adjaye? Nam Henderson 2021-05-13T23:58:43-04:00 >2021-05-14T13:54:13-04:00 <p>Anyone else catch this? Starting at 35:50ish, is this old news?<br></p> <p>Responding to a question about where he might be headed next he references, Ghana, Stevie Wonder ("the Soul of America") and perhaps moving to Africa.</p> <p>"<em>I called Naomi immediately...put me in contact with David Adjaye...for those at home is a very respected architect...considered one of the finest on in the United States he did the Smithsonian Museum of African American History...sacred ground for, as far as Smithsonians go, Black people. He designed it...Naomi put him in touch with we've been working together. Hopefully I'll build something there.</em>"<br></p> Neapolis University, Cyprus archibox3 2021-05-13T15:35:46-04:00 >2021-05-13T16:43:45-04:00 <p>Has anyone had any experience or currently studying Architecture at Neapolis University?&nbsp; I'm asking for a friend. </p> Curious about strategy for applying to M.Arch after dropping out with D grades years ago? Gloryshand 2021-05-13T14:47:01-04:00 >2021-05-13T20:45:30-04:00 <p>Hi All,&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks for your time and any input here. I am planning out the next few decades of my life and it is looking like completing an M.Arch is probably going to be on the table as something that I really want to make happen. I am concerned about this because I was previously in an M.Arch degree but dropped out (getting Ds in the process) in the first semester. I am trying to understand how much this will affect my chances of getting into a program in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is the context. I was in the M.Arch degree and really loving it in every way, about four years ago now. I was doing great up until the last month of the summer session, when I was actually headhunted for my then dream job. So I left the program after the withdraw deadline, ate the tuition costs, and didn't complete the final assignments. While I was on great terms with the faculty, I wound up with D grades for the two summer foundational courses.</p> <p>My current work is in commercial real estate and technology, and I am...</p> Internships in Toronto/Canada ArchiToronto 2021-05-13T13:08:00-04:00 >2021-05-13T13:57:35-04:00 <p>I'm a first-year MArch student at GSAPP. Because I've been studying remotely from Canada I'm unable to work in the US this summer. I'd assumed this wouldn't be a huge deal; after all, surely there are internships in Canada! Toronto is a big city, I'll be able to find something...</p> <p>But then I started looking. Nothing. Not even a mention of summer internships on most firms' websites. I've sent my resume around, and haven't heard a peep. Is this a Canadian thing, or just a pandemic thing? I have reason to think that it's not merely a case of being unqualified (despite not having an architectural background, I was able to snag a spot in a well-known New York firm's internship program before realizing the visa situation wouldn't work out).</p> <p>What gives? Are others having a similar experience?</p> Is Technologist a profession for me? qalp 2021-05-12T14:16:36-04:00 >2021-05-13T11:39:56-04:00 <p>Hello,</p> <p>I'm currently studying in an Architectural Technologist program at one of the best schools in my country. However I've become burnt out and&nbsp; questioning whether the profession is for me. Unless mistaken, I've concluded a Technician and Technologist's role is almost similar to a building inspector in a firm, sitting at a computer drawing up floor plans, sill details, etc. that must conform and meet building code laws/regulations (and what senior staff want) vs. freely designing anything. Hand drawing &amp; visual rendering are my strengths, but I'm weak at advanced math, and don't function well with group work (also have HFA). I'm also 39. Everyone else in my program is obviously younger, and I would be competing with them for the same job when graduating. But I've already invested 2 years studying.</p> <p>Is Architectural Technologist a feasible career for me?</p> <p>Thank you for reading.</p> Performing architectural services without license Przemysław Marcisz 2021-05-12T12:59:43-04:00 >2021-05-15T13:44:39-04:00 <p>I've been working as an architectural designer for about 3 years, I'm not licensed yet; I've been also moonlighting for past few years, doing mostly interior design or furniture drawings.&nbsp;<br><br>I have been offered to do some drawings for a guy who got caught doing work without a permit. I'm planning to turn down the offer since I don't feel like it's a 'quick fix' - but what got me thinking is, am I allowed to do that sort of work while not having license or professional practice? I did 99% of my work in large city (Chicago to be precise), that client who asked for my help is located in suburb about 40-50 miles away from Chicago. I checked their BD website but it looks like other IL suburbs, where any sort of architectural work needs to be performed by licensed architect.<br><br>I was told by my older colleagues that in certain rural areas (?) of US they don't have such requirements, and you can submit plans drafted by anyone and they'll let you build whatever you want, as long as it's 'not somet...</p> Why are the facades of many of the old residential buildings in Paris tilted backwards? RickyVernio 2021-05-11T12:16:00-04:00 >2021-05-12T18:16:57-04:00 <p>This, to the best of my knowledge, is a strictly French phenomenon. Similar houses (built for commoners) in Rome have perfectly vertical facades. What was the big idea?</p> <p>I hasten to add that in the historical center of Paris and beyond, such houses are commonplace. They're literally everywhere. No doubt Haussmann razed many of them during the Great Reconstruction, but he couldn't knock down all of them: all side streets are lined with them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sometimes, you see the front of the ground floor of such a house tilted <em>the opposite way</em>, so that the whole thing looks like a section of a pyramid standing on top of a section of an <em>upended</em> pyramid.</p> <p>The only thing I can think of (and I'm probably wrong) is that this has to do with the building materials. In Rome, they used bricks and lime render, while in Paris limestone seems to have been the material of choice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Any ideas?</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> History of two means of egress requirement in the US axonapoplectic 2021-05-10T23:17:26-04:00 >2021-05-12T13:59:46-04:00 <p>I was looking at floor plans for European housing projects and a lot of them have a single staircase on a common corridor (of only a handful of units per floor. Even if a project in the US had a few units, my understanding is that we would still be required to provide two means of egress from the common corridor, or directly from the units.</p><p>Does anyone know why this is? Is this something we could work to change - as it might be a holdover from before sprinklers?</p> Disillusioned with architecture kumabear 2021-05-10T19:58:00-04:00 >2021-05-15T08:16:31-04:00 <p>Before the title puts anyone off, I genuinely think the word disillusioned best describes my feeling towards architecture right now. I am now just looking forward to my contract ending so I wouldn't have to continue working in this environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>A little bit of context: As a member of the cursed Class of 2020, it was quite rough finding a job out of graduation. Fortunately I managed to land two positions at my "dream" practices, one in Japan one in Switzerland. I chose the latter, and now I am about 6 months/half way through my contract. The pay is good for architecture standards, and the projects are very unique. BUT I simply do not think what is demanded from me is reasonable, and I do not see this ever getting better without "compromise". Everybody who are in more senior positions are basically experiencing what I am, but have grown to live with it. And what is worse is that if the practice I am in is supposedly one of the "better" ones, I&nbsp;am almost coming to the conclusion that ...</p> UIUC vs University of Waterloo for 2yr M-Arch 2 nzl96 2021-05-10T12:27:00-04:00 >2021-05-11T12:06:17-04:00 <p>Hi,</p> <p>I have been accepted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Waterloo in Canada as an international student.</p> <p>I'm looking for some feedback as to which of the two is a better program to pursue for an M-Arch?&nbsp;</p> <p>I'm hoping to gain more practical skills and hands on experience that will help me professionally.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also between the US and Canada, where are job opportunities better for architects after graduation?&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks in advance.&nbsp;</p> Scope of architecture jobs in Ireland abhishekanpat 2021-05-10T08:47:24-04:00 >2021-05-11T11:31:27-04:00 <p>I&rsquo;m planning to take a master&rsquo;s degree in architecture in Ireland. What is the scope of architecture jobs?</p> Is it a good choice to transfer my studies back home? archibox3 2021-05-10T07:10:54-04:00 >2021-05-10T08:38:20-04:00 <p>So I'm studying B.Sc Architecture abroad at Vienna University of Technology, currently on my 7th semester but only have 67/180 ECTS, currently done almost 4 out of the 5 Studios.</p><p>Theoretically I should have been done but i'm not because a)personal problems b)Language gap (aka my fault mostly). I wasn't working part time.&nbsp;</p><p>There are also many students who have similar case as me but I feel kinda unsure. According to the uni it's a 3 year course but it takes more than that and usually people take a year more or two to get done.&nbsp;</p><p>What concerns me is that I'm in my third year and I'm not sure if I will be done within a year or two and I just want to get done with my bachelor's ASAP.&nbsp;</p><p>Would it be a good choice to switch studies back home?&nbsp;</p> Scope of architecture jobs in Ireland abhishekanpat 2021-05-10T06:37:51-04:00 >2021-05-14T17:08:09-04:00 <p>I&rsquo;m planning to take a master&rsquo;s degree in architecture in Ireland. What is the scope of architecture jobs?</p> Helmut Jahn killed in bicycle accident, age 81 Donna Sink 2021-05-09T12:40:00-04:00 >2021-05-12T12:02:32-04:00 <p>This is so sad. I read a beautiful article on the Thompson Center, a building I love, just this moirning, and an hour later saw on Twitter that Jahn was killed after being hit by a car on his bike.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cheers to his many gorgeous buildings and his impeccable fashion sense and his love of the urban.</p> <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><br></p> <p><br></p> Is AA degree still Worth it YHIarch 2021-05-08T17:21:07-04:00 >2021-05-11T22:52:44-04:00 <p>Hi all,<br></p> <p>I'm an international student and completed my RIBA part1 in the UK. I'm going to start my MArch [part2] this September. I got Part 2 offers from the AA diploma programme, UofE (ESALA), MSA, UAL, Uol (Liverpool), GSA. And I've been rejected by Cambridge and Bartlett part2.</p> <p>I need to sign the admission form from AA to secure the offer place in a few weeks. But I am hesitant to make decisions between AA, ESALA, MSA. I know AAschool is prestigious, but I heard some news (I don't know it's a rumour or not) that AA school is not the one it used to be. And currently, there is no leadership in AA school cuz the director was fired last year.&nbsp;</p> <p>AA is a private school, so it seems like it's challenging to get a scholarship, and the living expenses in London is higher than in the other cities.&nbsp;</p> <p>But the most important thing I care about is the graduate perspective of these Unis/Schools. I know job-seeking relies on my portfolio standard, but from an overall perspective, I am not sure is i...</p> UCalgary vs. Ryerson University for B.Arch? Liz123 2021-05-08T02:45:49-04:00 >2021-05-08T12:00:05-04:00 <p>Hello!</p><p>I am an international student from Latin America. I got accepted as a transfer student to both Ucalgary and Ryerson. Bachelor of Arts major in urban studies for UCalg and Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson. At the beginning I was thinking of Ryerson U however it is also important for me to have a secure job after I graduate and I think Calgary is better in that sense than Toronto.&nbsp;</p><p>I want to know which program is better. At UCalgary I can still take a minor in Architecture, that is if I get accepted to the minor, but that would mean more academic years and I want to finish my degree as soon as possible since I am a transfer student with already 4 years in an architecture school in Latin America.&nbsp;</p><p>I would REALLY appreciate some advice.&nbsp;</p><p>Thank youu guys in advance! :D</p> Dalhousie BEDS 2021 namjusuh 2021-05-07T12:14:00-04:00 >2021-05-07T12:14:18-04:00 <p>Has anyone heard the results? </p> Pratt vs Virginia tech christinajeyaseelan 2021-05-07T12:03:00-04:00 >2021-05-07T12:03:45-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I am an international student, who got admits from 5 universities in the US from which I have shortlisted Pratt Institute, NYC, and&nbsp; Virginia Tech-WAAC, DC.</p> <p>I am super confused to choose one as both the course curriculum are equally good. The course I got into is Master of Science in Urban design from both universities.</p> <p>I am inclining more towards VT as it offers study abroad opportunities and internships being the course duration is 18 months, whereas pratt's course is 9 months. I also love pratt's UD work. I feel its a hard choice as they both got their own best pro's.</p> <p>Would be grateful if someone suggests me their opinion and feedback on both the programs with respect to jobs and opportunities post studies.</p> Healthcare Architecture vs. Educational Architecture in US ipktzc 2021-05-06T14:56:00-04:00 >2021-05-06T20:02:33-04:00 <p>What's your opinion in terms of both design value and employment opportunities in US, and also the future?</p> Difference between Fins and Louvers starkkitect 2021-05-06T14:37:37-04:00 >2021-05-07T04:01:16-04:00 <p>I don't understand the difference between fins and louvers when it comes to facade daylight control methods. According to the textbook I&nbsp;have it says they both block direct sunlight and I've searched images of them and they both seem the same...</p> CPDs to encourage sustainable design simonmurphy 2021-05-06T14:04:00-04:00 >2021-05-06T17:30:48-04:00 <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I work for an architect's office in the UK and I help organise the CPDs. I want to use them to help encourage sustainable design but I am struggling to find suitable ones. I am looking for help in the form of ideas as to what sort of CPDs I can find that would do the job?&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks, Si</p> Is it OK to label a bedroom as the "Master" bedroom anymore? mookey 2021-05-06T13:14:53-04:00 >2021-05-15T16:05:47-04:00 <p>The other day, I had my Clients tell me that it's no longer PC to identify the primary bedroom in a house as a "Master Bedroom".</p><p>They seemed to be half kidding and half not.</p><p>Thoughts?</p> Foreign Architect Path - advice needed! CCNY vs IAAC elena10 2021-05-05T15:41:00-04:00 >2021-05-05T15:41:35-04:00 <p>Hello all! I am presently deciding between CCNY in NYC and IAAC in Barcelona. IAAC is a two-year program while CCNY is three years; IAAC is also less expensive. However I am worried about eventual accreditation in the US and am struggling to compare the merits of both programs.&nbsp;if anyone has any insight on NCARB's Foreign Architect Path or any opinion on these two programs, please let me know!! Seeking some guidance...&nbsp;</p> staff who made their bosses stars RValu100 2021-05-05T09:04:35-04:00 >2021-05-06T10:37:23-04:00 <p>Who are the biggest unknowns in architecture, without which some of the "starchitects" would not be stars?</p> SOM vs NBBJ Bazinga 2021-05-04T22:40:00-04:00 >2021-05-05T19:22:57-04:00 <p>Got full-time offers from SOM and NBBJ, which one I should choose? Worked at SOM for a year, great projects, great people, a lot to learn but no life at all and pay is bad. Don't really know anything about NBBJ. If anyone worked at NBBJ before, please share some inside stories or general comparsions. Thanks in advance. <br></p> Phd in architecture in the USA aqsamodak1 2021-05-04T13:40:00-04:00 >2021-05-04T13:40:16-04:00 <p>Hello,&nbsp;</p> <p>I have a Bachelors in architecture degree from Mumbai, India and&nbsp; Masters degree in Architecture design from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. I received my masters degree with a merit (first class, 3.3/4 GPA). Architecture research and writing was a part of my masters program as we had to write a dissertation each year and also research for our design projects. It is in my masters program when I realized that I am inclined towards research in architecture and would like to pursue a Phd in architecture. I also have a work experience of 1 year between my bachelors and masters degree and I am working as a free lancing architect and interior designer as of now. I want to know if my profile is good enough to apply for a Phd programme next year (2022) and is my profile good enough to get me into top schools like Harvard, Columbia, Yale etc.&nbsp;</p> <p>stay safe</p> Hi, this is A R Saud I have completed my 12th last year from India arsaud 2021-05-04T12:40:00-04:00 >2021-05-04T12:58:31-04:00 <p>Now Im looking forward to pursue my Bachelor of Architecture in Canada But Im little &nbsp;bit confused weather to go now or to go after graduation and is Canada a good option for architects ?</p> GSAPP arch222 2021-05-04T07:01:37-04:00 >2021-05-04T15:44:50-04:00 <p>Anyone able to defer GSAPP? How did you go about it?</p>