Archinect - Forum 2023-03-24T11:53:05-04:00 Porfolio review for a Master's degree in Europe nguyenquocdoan 2023-03-24T09:18:00-04:00 >2023-03-24T09:18:25-04:00 <p>Hello!</p> <p>I would greatly appreciate any opinions and advice on my portfolio as I intend to apply for a Master's Degree at Polimi, IUAV, and other universities. My academic performance in university was 2.9/4, not an impressive result, so I have invested a lot of time working on my portfolio and letters of motivation. Any insight on how I can further improve would be extremely valuable to me. Thank you in advance and have a great day!</p> <p>My portfolio's link on Behance:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> my ? to architects: JawkneeMusic 2023-03-24T05:39:27-04:00 >2023-03-24T11:40:21-04:00 <p>Have you ever plastered a wall?</p> Chances of being accepted to Master's degree atnite1 2023-03-23T21:58:01-04:00 >2023-03-23T21:58:01-04:00 <p>Have I&nbsp;ruined my chances of being accepted into a university for a Masters's degree? I&nbsp;started my bachelor's in 2015 and graduated in 2021. During college, I&nbsp;only had one internship and it lasted a month. After graduation I&nbsp;started an internship for 2 months then like 4 months later I&nbsp;started working somewhere for about 9 months. Now I have been unemployed for 6 months. I&nbsp;am trying to prepare to apply for my master's in Germany. I&nbsp;don't know if the gaps and taking too long to graduate will be a problem.&nbsp;</p> NYC to LA doctor_von_n0strand 2023-03-23T18:50:11-04:00 >2023-03-23T18:50:11-04:00 <p>I'm interested in the perspective of any architects who have made the move from New York to Los Angeles. I am originally from near LA, and went to college on the west coast, also near LA. For my M.&nbsp;Arch I came to the east coast and ended up in NYC after graduation, where I've been now for a few years.</p><p>As my family gets older, it worries me that I'm not around. I also miss the sense of openness, sunlight, air and so forth that I grew up taking for granted. Additionally, I think being nearer to my family would be a big help to me, personally, in just feeling more at ease and good about life.</p><p>I've also heard, dollar for dollar, overall quality of life is a little nicer in LA than in NYC. That, generally, the culture isn't as driven by hustle and workaholism as it is in NYC. I value my work-life balance, and sometimes I do find the pace of work expected in NYC to be exhausting sometimes.</p><p>I'm just curious who here has made this move, I'm sure a lot have, and whether anyone would be willing ...</p> But who do you work for? JawkneeMusic 2023-03-23T17:20:00-04:00 >2023-03-23T17:40:36-04:00 <p>You work for Zaha Hadid.</p> MIT Decisions 2023 user67 2023-03-23T17:13:56-04:00 >2023-03-23T17:13:56-04:00 <p>Anyone heard from their MArch?</p> Looking for a change Etgohometobeanarchitect 2023-03-23T12:42:00-04:00 >2023-03-24T11:47:43-04:00 <p><strong></strong>Hey! Just want some feedback, I&rsquo;m looking to switch majors. I&rsquo;ve been an architecture major all of my college career. Half way through my architecture 4 class i decided it wasn&rsquo;t for me and I&rsquo;m looking to switch to a major i can graduate from, relatively quickly, with the current credits i have. I currently have a little over 100 credits.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve been passionate about becoming an architect since i took an art class my freshman year of highschool (I&rsquo;m 25 now). I&rsquo;ve had a lot of struggles since i started my path to becoming an architect as I&rsquo;m sure we all have. I started at LSU and after about a year i had to move to Florida and attend UCF. The transition was incredibly difficult, the architecture department at UCF is a nightmare compared to LSU and to make matters worse, Covid happened shortly after i had moved. I had been very stressed with school, i was overwhelmed with the thought of pin up, along with many other things. Long story short, about a month into my architecture 4 class i...</p> Dear Architects, Stop Being Doomers Jovan Millet 2023-03-23T07:23:10-04:00 >2023-03-23T13:18:58-04:00 <p>Jesus, some of y'all are so glib. "Oh this profession is dying and there's nothing that can be done. Boo-hoo."</p><p><strong>You want architects to become more relevant to the public? Use this thread to share things that&nbsp;you've done recently to help your community. I'll start:</strong></p><p>At my firm, after Hurricane Ian hit our city, we decided to start a public information blog. It began with lots of information on how to protect, salvage, and mitigate damage to one's house, and is now shifting toward sharing information on design practices that we use at our firm to provide longevity and resiliency. This kind of information has been valuable for people in our local community, who can't otherwise afford our services (or perhaps wouldn't make use of them) to get info like this. It's <strong>@ajo_flrss</strong> on Instagram.</p><p>What have you guys done lately to help make your profession relevant locally?</p> GSAPP MArch Financial Aid user67 2023-03-22T17:08:00-04:00 >2023-03-22T19:18:46-04:00 <p>Hello,</p> <p>I am an international student trying to decide if GSAPP's 3-year MArch program is worth it with a scholarship of 30k per year (63k total tuition).&nbsp;</p> <p>Questions for current students/alumni:&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Is there any aid for returning students? Does the education cost usually get lower as you go?</p> <p>2. How much should I negotiate for? Does GSAPP give out 75% or 100% tuition scholarships?</p> <p>3. How likely am I to find work-study opportunities on campus? Should this be awarded to me in the acceptance letter? Is it possible to start working in your first year?</p> <p>Thank you!</p> UC Berkeley MArch admitted students 2023 Annakeichline 2023-03-22T11:39:00-04:00 >2023-03-22T11:39:43-04:00 <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>This thread is a space for UC Berkeley MArch admitted students to exchange information, ask questions, and connect with one another as we prepare for the start of the upcoming academic year.&nbsp;I've realized that I have many questions and this thread might be useful. </p> <p>Let's ask questions about the program, campus life, the admissions process, etc</p> <p>I'll start:</p> <p>Does anyone know where to find the academic calendar for UC Berkeley for the upcoming year?&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, are there any Slack groups for admitted MArch students?</p> Canadian M.Arch and M.LA chronicinsomniac 2023-03-21T11:29:00-04:00 >2023-03-21T14:19:18-04:00 <p>Anyone have any opinions on which school is more highly valued in the professional world?</p> <p>Also wondering if anyone knew if waitlisted candidates from these schools are still eligible for entrance scholarships/funding if they get off the waitlist?</p> WAIT LIST at Yale - M. ARCH II EM100 2023-03-21T11:24:00-04:00 >2023-03-22T12:01:22-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>First of all, congrats to everybody that has been offered admission! I am an international student, and I have applied only to the Yale M. Arch II program. I got waitlisted a couple of weeks ago, so I am wondering what the chances are that I will receive an offer later on. Thank you in advance!</p> Sustainability SME shellarchitect 2023-03-21T11:02:45-04:00 >2023-03-21T17:11:21-04:00 <p>All,</p><p>I've been asked to be my firms sustainability SME, a title which doesn't seem to have any responsibilities or duties.&nbsp; Are there any subject matter experts here who would be willing to share what they do?</p><p>Thanks,</p> A Question for NY-Licensed Architect Jason Young Kim 2023-03-20T21:35:00-04:00 >2023-03-21T10:45:25-04:00 <p>Hello,</p> <p>To preface, NY state requires 12 "units" before you are eligible for licensure. 9 units you get from NAAB accredited B. Arch or M. Arch degree, and next 3 units, you get from each year of experience. So it usually works out to a degree + 3 years of experience + ARE for licensure (from what I read on NYSED website).</p> <p>My question is: a Master's degree related to architecture (after B.Arch) can count as 1 unit. I have a "Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Design" from Columbia. I am wondering if that will count as 1 unit, therefore allowing me to apply for licensure now rather than next year. I, of course, have emailed NYSED multiple times to ask whether my Master's may count as 1 unit, but of course they have not answered.</p> <p>I am wondering if anyone here have first/second-hand experience on this, where their extra Master's on architecture (other than M.Arch) counted as 1 unit.</p> <p>Thanks</p> Canadian MArch Program Admission angiechen 2023-03-20T14:55:03-04:00 >2023-03-20T15:54:43-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I&rsquo;m currently fourth year student in TMU( Ryerson) BArch program. I&rsquo;m stressing over applying for master program in Canadian universities. As far as I know many school will consider 3rd and 4th year gpa. As we&rsquo;ve all experienced pandemic ear, my 2nd and 3rd year gpa went down to 2.2 ish. My current fourth year gpa is around 3.5/4.33. I&rsquo;m planning to have a research project with one of professor during the summer, and preparing my portfolio for 2024 admission. I would like to know any suggestions regarding the admission wise for March program. GPA is one of my big concern right now, I&rsquo;m worry I won&rsquo;t even be able to get into the entrance of the admission pool.</p><p>School that I&rsquo;m considering for applying:</p><p>1. Uoft</p><p>2. TMU (ryerson)</p><p>3. Carleton</p> Columbia msaad vs U.mich march2 ?? qweasdqwe 2023-03-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2023-03-20T13:53:03-04:00 <p> I'm an international applicant with 5.5 years of professional experience in our country. And I got admission to two schools, GSAPP msaad and Umich march 2 ($20K). I might go to Colombia because of the location and the school's name value in our country, although I know many people think it's a huge waste. So the question is</p> <p> 1. Is it hard to get a job with msaad degree in NY than in Chicago with Michigan March 2?</p> <p>2. How do architectural companies usually accept practical experience in other countries? I worked hard on the design, and one of the projects in charge won the IF Design Award, but I don't think companies will pay much attention.</p> <p>3. Is there a big difference in the level of education between them?</p> Structural Detailing for Architects JacqArch 2023-03-20T13:19:00-04:00 >2023-03-21T00:11:03-04:00 <p>I know that going out to the field more will help with understanding how things are built but are there any supplemental materials, sources, or strategies that can help architects get better with structural design and detailing?&nbsp;</p> AADRL OR BARTLETT pooja99 2023-03-20T11:28:00-04:00 >2023-03-21T02:44:52-04:00 <p>I've received an offer from the AA for the DRL programme for Sep 23. I'm waiting for UCL, but I am confused. I don't know if AADRL is worth it or if I should wait for bartlett. I want to know opinions w.r.t. course, faculty environment, job prospective etc.&nbsp;</p> <p>To add more, I have an unconditional letter from Cardiff. I am funding my studies on my own. This now makes me question if I should prefer an affordable city and course or risk it for my dream of getting into the AA</p> Employment - Current Scenario Sanah Mengi 2023-03-19T23:19:14-04:00 >2023-03-22T13:17:42-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p> <p>I&nbsp;am a Master's Student in Columbia University, and I am graduating in May. I am an International Student and obviously don't have as many contacts as the students living here since long. Simultaneously, being an international student, I have a clock on my head because of the visa situation. With the market dying so bad right now, all architecture jobs seem under jeopardy.&nbsp;I have applied to a lot of places, however, haven't heard back for interview from even 1 place. I would love some guidance on what might be going wrong with my application, or how should I apply to ensure I have a job by May. It's becoming really stressful.&nbsp;</p> <p>Would love any help from my co-Archinect friends as this forum helped me a lot during applications.&nbsp;</p> Architecture Jobs Sanah Mengi 2023-03-19T22:11:46-04:00 >2023-03-19T22:11:46-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>I&nbsp;am a Master's Student in Columbia University, and I am graduating in May. I am an International Student and obviously don't have as many contacts as the students living here since long. Simultaneously, being an international student, I have a clock on my head because of the visa situation. With the market dying so bad right now, all architecture jobs seem under jeopardy.&nbsp;I have applied to a lot of places, however, haven't heard back for interview from even 1 place. I would love some guidance on what might be going wrong with my application, or how should I apply to ensure I have a job by May. It's becoming really stressful.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Would love any help from my co-Archinect friends as this forum helped me a lot during applications.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p> Suggest Internship Programs aminazakiryanova 2023-03-19T13:48:00-04:00 >2023-03-19T13:49:38-04:00 <p>Hi , everyone</p> <p>Im going to graduate very soon . Studying in North Cyprus, Ba in architecture. North Cyprus is basically Turkeys little brother that no one accepts. I would really love to have internship for half of the year or year somewhere in Europe. It will be a bit harder for me as im from third countries and i have diploma from that country. Can you suggest me some English friendly countries where good opportunities with ok salary or some Programs? Or tell me about ur experience and what would you suggest?&nbsp;</p> <p>Do i have opportunities with this portfolio <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> San Luis Obispo as Location for Master Builder Education JawkneeMusic 2023-03-19T12:58:48-04:00 >2023-03-21T18:07:18-04:00 <p>They have Cal Poly (Arch E 5 yr masters, B.arch, M.Arch, Civil)<br>Cuesta Community has Arch, Welding, Building Construction (They just added Slabs &amp; Foundations) (Electrician License Classes (2 class sequence)), Welding, a Plumbing apprenticeship.<br>When I was there they kept canceling the Building Construction Classes</p> Oliver Wainwright critique of EOM-ville t a z 2023-03-19T12:33:58-04:00 >2023-03-21T17:00:14-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;A gas-guzzling villain&rsquo;s lair&rsquo;: welcome to LA&rsquo;s grotesque new high-rise | Architecture | The Guardian</a></p><p>TLDR: Scathing at best</p> Pro bono opportunities x-jla 2023-03-17T13:53:05-04:00 >2023-03-21T18:01:15-04:00 <p>Does anyone know of a site or something (similar to those arch competition sites) that have collections of pro bono opportunities for architecture and lansdscape? &nbsp; If not, just a thought&hellip;it would be cool if this site had a section for that. &nbsp;</p> Why do architects get lumped with fine-artists? JawkneeMusic 2023-03-14T19:22:55-04:00 >2023-03-17T10:45:52-04:00 <p>You know, they're RELATED but there's no guarantee an architect will have ANYTHING to do with Fine-art.</p> Portfolio review for Master Polimi, epfl juliamaraj 2023-03-14T12:11:00-04:00 >2023-03-16T12:53:29-04:00 <p>Hi!&nbsp;</p> <p>I am looking for someone to review my portfolio for Master admission at Politecnico di Milano , epfl and other universities. Maybe you have some tips and recommendations where else to apply. My GPA is like 97% and I have a recommendation letter. Do you think it's possible to get in for archiutecturte and urban design at polimi and epfl?&nbsp;here is the link :</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Advice on Cornell MSAUD in NYC georgiaxp 2023-03-14T11:55:00-04:00 >2023-03-14T11:55:46-04:00 <p>Hello,</p> <p>I have received an acceptance from Cornell MSAUD with a scholarship. I am hesitant to opt for it as it is a new program and is based in NYC away from its campus in Ithaca, so I am doubtful about the TA/RA positions. I also have an acceptance from Pratt with a higher scholarship for the same program. But Cornell has a higher reputation.&nbsp;If anyone can guide me, I would really appreciate it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you.</p> Any UC Berkeley MArch admits? Rssd 2023-03-14T02:56:45-04:00 >2023-03-14T02:56:45-04:00 <p>Let's keep in touch if you are going forward with Berkeley</p> Dear Architects, Stop Working For Free MagnusO 2023-03-13T21:06:00-04:00 >2023-03-23T12:31:58-04:00 <p>If you are a recent graduate and people/firms are asking for free or low wage internships, then you are the problem. It may sound like you don&rsquo;t have a choice to get some experience, but trust me, you won&rsquo;t find a job if you and all your colleagues agree to deplorable pay and conditions. You are better off doing a sample project on your own and ask a mentor for feedback, or band with a few colleagues and do a cool sample project. </p> <p>If you are a junior architect, project architect, or project manager and you&rsquo;re wondering who&rsquo;s to blame for your shitty salary and work conditions, you only need to look in the mirror. Yes, that&rsquo;s right, you are the problem. If you work more than 45 hours a week and pull along multiple projects because your co-workers left to other firms, then you&rsquo;re the problem. There has never been a better time to find a better paying position. Companies are struggling to fill positions left and right. This culture of working overtime is so degrading, if you add the ...</p> MArch2 between U of Michigan and U of Washington, which one you will choose? Zclpppp 2023-03-13T02:11:29-04:00 >2023-03-15T05:16:07-04:00 <p>Hi guys, my turn. After reading all struggles about picking a graduate school.&nbsp;</p> <p>The reason why the workload of this industry is so large is caused by unnecessary overtime. But as an architect, it is also essential to have high standards for yourself and your work.&nbsp;</p> <p>I am about to start my graduate program this fall. I applied to 6 schools this time, UW, UO, IIT, TAMU, UMN, UIUC, and all schools accepted me except UIUC which is still waiting. But very Unfortunately, except for UO and IIT, I hardly got any scholarships.</p> <p>UW: In-state tuition, good location, good local job opportunity<br>U Michigan has a Better reputation,&nbsp;</p> <p>But the tuition is UWx3, count in living expense(Seattle is expensive) there will be approximately 50k more than UW.</p> <p>I'm not very willing to spend 50k on school, unless it can help me gain greater benefits in my career in the next 25 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also got from TAMU, U of Oregon(15k), IIT(half tuition) But have no idea what I should do there.&nbsp;</p>