Archinect - Forum 2018-10-24T01:05:17-04:00 COLUBIA GSAPP AUD ddparikh13 2018-10-23T15:44:00-04:00 >2018-10-23T19:32:20-04:00 <p>I'm looking at applying to graduate school. Currently, Columbia GSAPP Architecture +&nbsp;Urban Design is the program I am most interested in. I wanted to get some feedback on how competitive the program was and get a feel for the required GPA/GRE/Portfolio Level/Experience to get in.&nbsp;</p> <p>Would the community of scholars who have applied be able to post their results and whether they were accepted or not.&nbsp;</p> How to visualize data using 3d model? Sandrra 2018-10-23T15:40:00-04:00 >2018-10-23T17:56:42-04:00 <p>Hello guys!</p> <p>I have collected data that I would like to visualize using a 3d model.</p> <p>How can this be done? </p> <p>Maybe there are special programs for this? </p> <p>If my subject is not the appropriate section, move it , any. Kind Regards!!! </p> portfolio designermom 2018-10-23T09:05:08-04:00 >2018-10-23T09:52:09-04:00 <p>Hi- I was just wondering what program you guys use to create your portfolios.&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you!</p> References: Buildings With Conjoined Forms JCArchi 2018-10-22T23:54:44-04:00 >2018-10-23T16:42:24-04:00 <p>To the Archinect forum regulars and lurkers alike,</p><p>I'm currently searching for some successful and/or interesting examples of buildings that have conjoined forms that compliment or contrast with each other to create a dialogue. For example: eccentricity vs restraint, opaque vs transparent, horizontal vs vertical, transitions in materiality, etc.</p><p>One work I have looked at is SOM's Lever&nbsp;House, where its strong vertical volume is grounded by it's horizontal block that's penetrated by an open court. I haven't found the correct verbiage to find useful results via searches and don't know many examples off the top of my head. Any examples you all could toss out there would be a big help.<br></p><p>I'm hoping that the fact I'm not asking for a thesis topic or free architectural advice will keep me in the good graces of the usual suspects and garner some good recommendations.</p><p>Thanks!</p> Sci arc policy change clke851 2018-10-22T22:54:00-04:00 >2018-10-22T22:59:16-04:00 <p>Seems like sci arc&rsquo;s policy keeps changing..... read in the 2018 19 hand book that the transfer deadline is 1st october but it is actually 15 november.... and i asked them about deferring as i&rsquo;m trying to earn more and save up to go to sci arc next year and they no longer accept deferment even though 2018 19 hand book says so</p> Architecture + Development Graduate Education ATS9 2018-10-22T22:52:00-04:00 >2018-10-22T22:52:34-04:00 <p>This spring (May 2019), I will be graduating with a B.S. Architecture and a minor in business. I am interested in the intersection of architecture + development and would like to receive an M.Arch at a school that opens up opportunities to explore this interest.&nbsp;</p> <p>What M.Arch programs have opportunities to help students prepare for and explore the development side of architecture?</p> <p>What schools offer dual degree (ex: M.Arch + M.S.RED) that create a background in development? What other dual degree options help create academic record suitable for architecture + development?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>How beneficial is an M.Arch with a Real Estate Development Certificate to prepare me for a role at the intersection of architecture + development?&nbsp;<br></p> <p>What asset does a developer see in an M.Arch? Starting role?</p> Professional liability insurance cristianne m. ortiz 2018-10-22T17:41:09-04:00 >2018-10-22T20:48:58-04:00 <p>Hello-<br> Does anyone have Hiscox insurance or has any feedback on them?<br><br> Thanks a bunch!</p> Need User Feedback: Curved Dual Monitor Setup cadalyst 2018-10-22T10:18:06-04:00 >2018-10-22T17:24:26-04:00 <p>I&nbsp;currently have dual 27"&nbsp;ViewSonic VA2746M at my office, and was looking at the Samsung 24" &amp; 27" 'curved' series for my office at home.</p> <p>Interested to hear feedback from anyone regarding CADD on a curved screen. I've searched a bit, and heard very little, but arguments for and against curved screens regarding drafting.</p> <p>Does anyone have feedback they could share?&nbsp;I was hoping to catch a great deal at this years 2018 Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, but don't want to be stuck with dual monitors that give me a headache or are hard to draw parallel without OSNAP turned on.</p> <p>Thx</p> <p>- McH</p> Residential architecture question ennisdavis 2018-10-21T16:29:07-04:00 >2018-10-22T11:54:34-04:00 <p>Florida residential architecture question. I have this house that has rotten wood columns.6 columns and all are hollow, not structural, I think. The distance from the brick wall to the fake column lintel is 6'1, wood frame house, slab on grade with the exception of the porch.&nbsp; Are the columns holding the lintel or are the truss tails holding it. The thing that bothers me are the hurricane straps are at the lintel. Thats fine and dandy but the up lift is troublesome. Even when new.... a few toe nailed columns to the deck boards wouldn't hold squat. What am I missing here.</p> Roles with limited liability rsrs 2018-10-21T14:25:28-04:00 >2018-10-23T22:57:47-04:00 <p>Which are the roles within architectural practice, or generally within the construction industry that carry little liability?</p><p>Discuss.</p> Portfolio Review - Round 2 jpeg dot jpeg 2018-10-21T13:43:05-04:00 >2018-10-23T13:30:19-04:00 <p>[Previous Thread: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>]</p> <p>Hello again! I've made several updates to my portfolio based on critiques from last time, and I'd love to hear what remains to be improved.&nbsp;</p> <p>My new and improved portfolio can be found <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <p>I've taken most of your advice into account apart from a few things: I'm still considering changing the text size. I haven't removed the blue + black color combo altogether, but I did reduce its prevalence in the portfolio.&nbsp;</p> <p>Note: the last two pages contain some old fine art pieces I've worked on in the past. I'm not sure if I'm going to include any of them, but if you feel strongly that I should or shouldn't I numbered them for easy reference.</p> <p>Thanks for your help!</p> What difficulties to Architects face in their workflow? Armin Broubakarian 2018-10-20T23:43:00-04:00 >2018-10-21T12:50:51-04:00 <p>I'm a software engineer doing some research on the workflow of an Architect.&nbsp;</p> <p>what issues / difficulties does an architect face during their workflow?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>What tools do you wish existed, that may help you overcome some of these difficulties?</p> <p>How often do Architects collaborate with each other and how easy is it?</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>Armin&nbsp;</p> Architect's career - Actual difficulty of becoming / being an architect M HM Hellooo 2018-10-20T23:43:00-04:00 >2018-10-23T19:35:21-04:00 <p>Hello people,</p> <p>I'm currently applying to colleges with an interest in becoming an architect but am kind of discouraged by some of the threads I've seen here. So, I'm hoping to know</p> <p>&gt;how hard it is to get a solid architect position (financial, etc.)</p> <p>&gt;whether getting a bachelors or masters degree is best&nbsp;</p> <p>&gt;if its a better idea to get a different degree and then sort of transfer into an architect career (if so, what degree?)</p> <p>&gt;what scholarships there might be (I am very not thrilled by student debt)</p> <p>Thank you all for candor. Please don't hold back because I'm a young 'un. Any additional information that might be useful would be appreciated too.</p> Classification of architectural sectors chm@ 2018-10-20T17:47:29-04:00 >2018-10-22T09:22:34-04:00 <p>My question must be easy to explain but I am a bit confused.</p> <p>Is Commercial a separate sector like Healthcare or Education? What kind of buildings does it include? Can it include residential projects?</p> <p>Also is Civic a separate sector or is it included in Commercial?</p> gugalzgugalzpeymore del ductile fiddle gramslsliars JawkneeMusic 2018-10-20T16:32:37-04:00 >2018-10-23T15:02:18-04:00 <p>like a shade I ghost on thru</p> Please share ideas for designing for specially abled! divyagoel 2018-10-20T15:32:00-04:00 >2018-10-20T15:43:38-04:00 <p>Was working with a team to design a primary school for dyslexic children. General concept was inspired with a beehive shape.</p> <p>Any ideas how the space can be translated as such to put the children at easy in a school environment while struggling with learning disabilities?</p> Please share your way of designing, how you develop design/concept, whether it easily comes to you or not. Trying to look for a different way for developing design. leaves12 2018-10-20T14:30:05-04:00 >2018-10-22T23:29:04-04:00 <p>I am an architect and I have passed already so this question might sound a bit stupid to some/ many. But still, I do want to ask you all. How do you guys design? How do&nbsp; creative ideas or a concept come to your mind and how do you finalize it to something concrete?&nbsp;Is it mostly about&nbsp; function follows form or vice versa? If not, then what else? I love architecture and I love certain type of works like those from Kengo Kuma and Sanaa but there are times when I feel like I am running out of ideas and it scares me. The way I&nbsp;feel about architecture not always transform to something great on the paper, [like something that inspires me when I&nbsp;look at works of the architects I like]. So, I just thought if I&nbsp;should ask about this here so to see how others create, develop and come up with their visions. People's working styles, does it really make a lot of difference?&nbsp;Sorry if this has been discussed before. Looking forward to any kind of feedback, or opinion. Thanks!</p>... Opinions on Ryerson's MSc Building Science program? franciscofarrera 2018-10-20T14:05:08-04:00 >2018-10-20T14:05:08-04:00 <p>Hello everyone. I would like to hear your opinions on the MSc Building Science degree at Ryerson. It is one of the programs I would like to apply to after graduating from my MArch 4+2.&nbsp;</p><p>How respectable is the program? Is it hard to get into? How are the job prospects afterwards?&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you! </p> Alternatives of Autodesk Revit go__gh 2018-10-20T07:05:13-04:00 >2018-10-20T10:13:29-04:00 <p>Hi all, <br></p><p>We leaned how to use Autodesk Revit in my interior design major, next studio I find it too hard to deal with Revit because it works the opposite of my design intentions and that is really very suffocating. I know that it's an app designed to be very realistic and that is what restrains me from designing what I want. <br></p><p>So if someone could please suggest other alternatives of architectural drawing programs instead of Revit, and perhaps might be more friendly to use?</p><p>Also, are all computer drawing programs work the way Revit works? Like based on reality or something?&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>I hope my question is clear. <br><br><br></p> [practice] Benefits of architects releasing monographs? nikitamorell23 2018-10-20T06:21:08-04:00 >2018-10-20T09:58:49-04:00 <p>[practice] Benefits of architects releasing monographs?</p><p><br></p> New books from up and coming architects? JamesMoore 2018-10-19T18:53:00-04:00 >2018-10-20T06:10:28-04:00 <p>I am looking for new books to read! I love reading some of the classics from the most prominent of our time and throughout history. However, recently I've wanted to read books from and about some of the more up and coming, younger, architects. Preferably European as I'd really like to visit the buildings that I'm reading about as well.</p> <p><strong>Cheers!</strong></p> Midtown NYC Deskspace available lynnfritzlen 2018-10-19T17:50:00-04:00 >2018-10-20T06:16:07-04:00 <p>Lynn Fritzlen Architect</p> <p>I lease a three person office located in midtown, 5 minutes from Penn Station. My project manager is traveling and working remotely and my intern architect is part time so I have a free space. We are on the 14th floor of Techspace with lots of amenities including conference rooms, kitchen, cafe, break out areas and friendly co-workers.</p> <p>Looking for someone who needs some city desk space for short or long term that would be a good fit with my small architectural design firm. $800 to $1000 per month depending on your needs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please email me at: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Statement of purpose - Review anonymoussmhs 2018-10-19T13:59:00-04:00 >2018-10-24T00:10:03-04:00 <p>Could anyone please critically comment on my statement of purpose.</p> <p>Applying for MS Fall 2019</p> <p>GPA- 2.7/4.0</p> <p>GRE- 327</p> <p>Around 200,000 people were victims of road accidents in India in 2016 alone. That is more than the number of people killed in all our wars put together. Even with the influx of autonomous vehicles hitting the roads, it won&rsquo;t mean the end of road traffic accidents. As indicated by the above facets, in my research internship, I explored the provocative yet hardly studied possibilities for detecting as well as predicting road crashes from dash-cam videos which, in the future, might prove to be a key in curtailing vehicle conflicts. Though the problem has existed for quite some time, an automated approach to detect and predict crashes has been scarcely touched upon mainly due to the lack of freely available data and computing resources.</p> <p>During my research internship at NCCU in Taiwan, an opportunity arose for me to be part of the research team tasked with developing a robus...</p> Critique my resume, please franciscofarrera 2018-10-19T11:19:47-04:00 >2018-10-19T16:52:22-04:00 <p>Hello everyone! I am looking for some constructive criticism on my resume. I am using it to apply for a few post-professional Master's programs. I am applying to:&nbsp;</p><p>-McGill - Masters of Urban Design and Housing</p><p>- UT Austin - Masters of Urban Design</p><p>- U of Maryland - Masters of Science in Architecture</p><p>Thank you for looking at my resume and critiquing it!&nbsp;</p><p>Resume:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://fjfdesign.files.wordpr...</a> </p> Book introduction JeffreyMontgomery 2018-10-19T10:12:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T10:37:23-04:00 <p>I'm looking for recommendations on architectural books. I am primarily interested in fabrication / materials / coding and theory, but any excellent reading in other fields would be great too.</p> What software can make films like this video Fu Su 2018-10-19T01:31:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T10:59:59-04:00 <p>Does anybody know what software can make films like this video.</p> Is a year-long internship worth it? yuykakeh 2018-10-19T01:26:06-04:00 >2018-10-19T07:28:26-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,&nbsp;</p> <p>I have an offer to intern at a corporate firm that I&nbsp;am interested in working in after graduation, but the period is for one year (starting January), which means that I&nbsp;have to defer my M.Arch graduation after one year. Internship hours are not counted as part of the required work hours towards licensing (which I&nbsp;want to do). Hours only start counting after I&nbsp;get my first full time job. Also, the location is at the firm's branch office, so from the interview it sounds like most of the work is more like local support&nbsp;(ie. communicating with the local clients for the main office, so probably no designing opportunities. It is much more preferable to work during the summer holidays, but that is too far down the road now so I&nbsp;don't think they are interested in hiring for that term yet. I&nbsp;can try to apply again later,&nbsp;but summer is a much more competitive term so I don't know if chances of getting hired are high.&nbsp;</p> <p>Would you say that from the perspective of looking for full t...</p> Help getting into McGill - MArch in Urban Design & Housing (post-professional) franciscofarrera 2018-10-18T19:39:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T12:31:59-04:00 <p>Hello everyone!&nbsp;</p> <p>I am looking for some advice and an honest assessment from those of you who have had experience with McGill Master's programs. </p> <p>I am an international student from Guatemala living in the U.S. I got my B.S. in Architecture (unaccredited) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and I am currently getting my masters, also from UL Lafayette.&nbsp;</p> <p>I would like to apply to the MArch in Urban Design &amp; Housing at McGill, since I have developed a strong interest in urbanism and metropolitan well-being.&nbsp; I would like to share my profile with you and see what you think my chances are of getting accepted! Thank you!</p> <p>Undergrad GPA: 3.66/4.0</p> <p>Current Graduate GPA: 3.75/4.0</p> <p>Website: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>portfolio:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Resume: attached as jpeg</p> <p>Worked for the following firms as a summer intern: Kirksey Architecture, Tipton Associates, ARCH&amp;also, Tru Design LLC.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have over 1500 hours of full time architectural exp...</p> Is Facade Engineering a niche? tttt 2018-10-18T16:25:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T09:51:07-04:00 <p>I am a BA graduate with 1.5 year work experience.In the past, I posted a thread about problems with dealing with stress at work, so I would like to explore a role outside traditional architecture practice.&nbsp;</p><p>My interest in architecture has been very technical and I recently found out about a MSc programme in facade engineering at a local university.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p><p>This is the only Facade Engineering programme in my country (UK). I find the curriculum very interesting and I am trying to understand what prrofessional path I could take upon completing this course.</p><p>What kind of projects usually employ facade engineers?&nbsp;Is facade engineering considered a niche specialty and does it pay better than architecture? Can someone with the architectural background that I have successfully take this course and develop into this role or is this a pure engineering subject?</p><p>I am aware that Arup have the largest facade engineering department in the world with input on some of the most h...</p> 9-5 Soul Crushing MDH-ARCH 2018-10-18T15:29:55-04:00 >2018-10-23T17:09:35-04:00 <p>Maybe I&nbsp;just need to vent but I&nbsp;guess I'm looking for advice / encouragement as well. I have been taking on side work for the last couple years while working full time. As time goes on, I&nbsp;am getting more and more projects and my focus is naturally shifting towards my own work. My boss has been tempting me with this idea of a "buy out" which I have posted about in other threads but I've come to realize my heart is not really in that&nbsp;move and I would just rather grow on my own terms. Everyday I&nbsp;feel like a caged animal and cannot wait to get out of the office. Contractors calling me, new leads, clients, just other opportunities coming at me from all directions. I am started to lose my mind and my quality of life with the traditional 9-5 is killing me. Now although I&nbsp;am "busy" with side work, I am not totally convinced I&nbsp;will have enough coming down the pipe when / If I&nbsp;decide to leap. At the same time I am completely maxed out with work that I can take on (even with freelance drafters...</p>