Archinect - Forum 2022-05-16T15:06:33-04:00 Anyone with a undergraduate in Architecture but with a Master degree of something else. ahjun 2022-05-13T02:05:53-04:00 >2022-05-16T09:54:38-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>Just would like to know what your master or post graduate degree is and why you chose that? Something that isn't related to architecture. Preferably great If your answer is tailored to Canada&nbsp;</p><p>What the master degree is it?</p><p>Why that choice?</p><p>How hard was it finding a job afterwards?</p><p>I'm planning to see my masters degree options and would like to get an eye opener. I always heard transitioning from Architecture will be hard because of how we operate but I may be wrong. I am sort of coming out of my depression and anxiety issue so I'm just trying to research into options of possible and good career choices I can get.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm also planning to study than work at the moment due to my situation. I would like this to be in Canada as I would like to move there some day.</p><p>Thanks and best regards</p><p><br></p> Turn down internship offer at BIG Archi2237 2022-05-12T15:27:00-04:00 >2022-05-15T09:21:43-04:00 <p>I'm thinking about turning down an offer as intern at BIG. The "salary" doesn't allow me to live in Copenhagen. I was thinking on getting a loan to do take this "great" opportunity. But is it really worth it? Does it really pushes your career up? Thanks for your answers.&nbsp;</p> aa school vs bartlett, please help me 호호하하 2022-05-12T12:40:00-04:00 >2022-05-13T11:07:01-04:00 <p>Hello, I'm a student in korea. For undergraduate school, I am debating between ucl and aa. The style of the two schools is similar, so I am more concerned, but which school is better?</p> Polimi - Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors AchillesP 2022-05-11T13:28:00-04:00 >2022-05-11T13:35:19-04:00 <p>Hi community,<br></p> <p>Any thoughts about the Master Architecture - Built environment - Interiors at Polimi?</p><p><br></p><p><a href=",architectural%20and%20landscape%20elements%2C%20empowering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> KADK 2022 thomito yorkito 2022-05-11T13:27:00-04:00 >2022-05-11T13:27:54-04:00 <p>I have been recently accepted at the KADK for their U&amp;SC masters programme. I would be non-EU student there so I was wondering how are the post-graduation job prospects like in Copenhagen and Denmark. Just wanted a ground reality from the people who graduated from KADK rather than hearing the same from the University.&nbsp;<br><br>Also, if there are anyone who got accepted there and wishes to connect!</p> What (else) to do with this degree? zo.m 2022-05-09T21:02:09-04:00 >2022-05-11T19:39:11-04:00 <p>Recent B.S. grad feeling sooooooo demoralized. It feels like I've been applying for 3-5 jobs every day for the past month and I've gotten 2 rejections and no response from anyone else. Are non-BArch undergrad degrees just totally pointless in the big picture? I suppose it makes me a hypothetically better candidate for grad programs, but it's almost laughable to think of taking out more loans when I can't even use the degree I spent 4+ years working towards to pay down the $30k it cost me. I knew it was a tough job market but I feel totally blindsided by this. Anyone have a similar experience that can offer advice?&nbsp;</p> Asking for a raise outside of my review period? doctor_von_n0strand 2022-05-09T13:40:27-04:00 >2022-05-11T12:08:30-04:00 <p>I took a job opening a few months ago at a 20-ish person office. At the time, I really wanted to leave the corporate setting and get some hands-on experience at a growing firm.</p><p>When I got the offer, the salary offered was lower than my pay at the time. After informing the partner of this on the phone, they matched my then-salary and gave me a verbal promise that in a few months they'd "put me where I wanted to be," assuming everything went smoothly in my first few months.</p><p>Its been about 6-7 months since then, I've been chit-chatting with a lot of folks in my network, and I feel that I could be getting paid more; as in, I could be getting paid the salary I wanted from the start.&nbsp;Now is a great time to leave and seek better pay, given the market, but I've started making friends here and have been more or less enjoying the variety of work.</p><p>We have performance reviews in&nbsp;June/July, but I've already made up my mind that if I don't get my desired pay bump then, I'm setting off for greener pa...</p> Salary with inflation ArchKid 2022-05-09T13:36:54-04:00 >2022-05-12T15:05:48-04:00 <p>With cost of living increasing in every city, would you say that the salary of a firm on Glassdoor is inaccurate now?&nbsp;Did your salary somewhat jump due to this?&nbsp;Its really hard to know what your worth when the market is like this.&nbsp;</p> Boston Architecture Scene? The_Crow 2022-05-07T21:58:39-04:00 >2022-05-09T11:21:50-04:00 <p>Hi there,&nbsp;<br><br>Wondering if anyone has insight into the Boston Architecture scene. It seems smaller than NYC, LA, and Chicago, but it also appears to pack a significant punch in terms of local talent.&nbsp;What are the best firms in the city? Who's doing the most innovative work? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!</p> AA vs UCL --- MPhil vs MRes mbot 2022-05-06T13:47:00-04:00 >2022-05-08T12:33:22-04:00 <p>Hello Archinects</p> <p>I got an integrated master's degree in architecture (professional degree) and I am considering to accept the offer of either AA's MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design or UCL's Space Syntax MRes.</p> <p>I want to pursue a career in research and academics.&nbsp;</p> <p>AA's MPhil Projective Cities program looks amazing! But it is quite expensive, my family can barely afford it.</p> <p>UCL's Space Syntax MRes looks equally interesting too and is more affordable. But I'm wondering why it's not that popular. I found some data online that said 15 people worldwide applied or it with 5 people receiving an offer.</p> <p>A family friend proposed that I go straight for a PhD. But I feel like I'm not really qualified for that yet, in terms of formal education, academic writing/technical skills. Would I be able to develop the skills necessary while in a PhD degree?</p> <p>If not, which of the above programs do you think is best for pursuing a PhD later, followed by post-doc or research work?</p> <p>(Am 26 y.o. with 1.5 yea...</p> Battle of IP Rights between Design & Executive Architects monosierra 2022-05-06T12:36:44-04:00 >2022-05-07T10:55:41-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Very interesting lawsuit and judgment from a case between Marlon Blackwell Architects and the executive architect, HBG after the former's dismissal.<br></p> History of architectural fees sloring 2022-05-06T10:11:28-04:00 >2022-05-06T18:17:25-04:00 <p>On the way to work this morning I&nbsp;was&nbsp;listening to the news regarding inflation and rising hourly workers salaries and lamenting my own poor financial decision to be come an architect.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>When I sat down at my desk the first task of the day was to review a pay app for the project I'm deep in CA on.&nbsp; I start looking through and notice the separate line items for General Conditions, Contractor's Fee, Builder's Risk and General Liability and it gets me thinking, once again, about how we as architects get hosed on fee compared to so many other professions.&nbsp; Contractors are getting owners to give them guaranteed profit on every project on top of their general salaried employees; we as architects have to guess at the beginning of a project and work backwards to make sure we make a profit.&nbsp; The owner also pays for their insurance; we are stuck paying for ours out of pocket.<br></p> <p>Obviously, this is a deep-rooted industry-wide issue.&nbsp; How did we get here?&nbsp; Why don't we do what contractors do and s...</p> sunlight exposure RValu100 2022-05-05T14:29:00-04:00 >2022-05-09T11:16:08-04:00 <p>What happens if you expose an architect to sunlight? Do they catch on fire?</p> What do you call a group of architects? Wood Guy 2022-05-05T13:32:56-04:00 >2022-05-09T11:16:08-04:00 <p>Over on the EntreArchitect forum on Facebook, somebody asked this question. A group of birds is a flock, gaggle or murder; there are herds of deer and schools of fish. What's a good name for a group of architects (or architects and designers ;-)?</p> Master degree in Architecture - TU Delft, IOA Vienna, Aarhus School of Architecture, KADK annamueller 2022-05-05T11:11:00-04:00 >2022-05-06T12:26:22-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I've been admitted to the master's programs in architecture at the following Universities:&nbsp;TU Delft, IOA Vienna, Aarhus School of Architecture, KADK (Architecture + Extreme Environments).</p> <p>I am having a really hard time making a decision. TU Delft obviously seems like a big deal to a lot of people, but I am wondering if it is a little bit overhyped.&nbsp;</p> <p>I like the look of Aarhus, the facilities look great and I think the student - staff ratio is a plus. I am quite interest in computation though, and am not sure how much that is supported at Aarhus.&nbsp;</p> <p>KADK Extreme Environments looks amazing, would there be any of you who might have done it and tell me what you though.</p> <p>And IOA Vienna seems to have a big focus on computation, which I like, although this is the one school I'm the least sure about.</p> <p>I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts and maybe even experiences at these schools.</p> <p>Thank you!</p> Soooo...It's a beam? DArchMan 2022-05-04T20:03:06-04:00 >2022-05-05T13:55:07-04:00 <p>Funny questions the structural engineer asked when they saw the rendering. Has to start with "Uuuummm..." or "Sooooooo..." . List them below...</p> <p>ps: I&nbsp;love the design</p> <p>UNDERGROUND STATION, BUDAPEST&nbsp;</p> <p>Sporaarchitects Architecture Firm<br></p> anyone going to Princeton M.Arch this year? vicyvic 2022-05-04T15:14:22-04:00 >2022-05-07T13:12:23-04:00 <p>just want to start networking cuz I'm feeling a bit lost</p> Residential HVAC Design mega_pointe 2022-05-04T14:39:23-04:00 >2022-05-05T18:45:11-04:00 <p>I recently began working for a newer residential design-build practice and am trying to identify methods for improving our understanding of the HVAC systems we need to put into our homes. Before this job I&nbsp;worked at a commercial AE practice where I enjoyed the convenience of having mechanical engineers to design ductwork and run load calculations.&nbsp;</p><p>Because we are a design-build practice I would like to have some rudimentary information in our drawings (schedules, schematic duct layouts, etc) to have informed discussions with potential HVAC subs about the sizing requirements of the systems we are putting into our projects. To make things more challenging, we only subscribe to Revit LT and do not have the Systems tab available in the full version of Revit.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm not trying to necessarily do entire Manual J calculations but am looking for other ways to have these basic but informed conversations. What methods do you employ at your residential practice, if any? Thanks for your comments ahe...</p> Online Tutoring ArchKid 2022-05-04T13:31:42-04:00 >2022-05-04T13:32:03-04:00 <p>Does anyone here do online tutoring/instructor in the architecture field?&nbsp;What website would you say its great to work as a Revit Instructor/Tutor?&nbsp;</p> Urban Design & Master Planning Experience durbandc 2022-05-03T08:17:46-04:00 >2022-05-03T12:03:28-04:00 <p>Hi, I have been in the practice for a decade and sort of having a mid-career crisis here, looking to transition into doing large-scale urban design/master planning projects. I don't mind relocating overseas, but would like to hear from anyone on where is a good place to find a meaningful employment for urban design/master planning projects? Meaningful in terms of the scale of projects (say township of several hundreds hectares), level of exposure (dealing with&nbsp;various stakeholders), technicality and of course, with adequate remuneration package.&nbsp;</p><p>Personal interest is Australia, Germany, Netherlands or Japan for Asia context, comments/suggestions are welcome -) Thanks!</p> Old school/outdated design techinque Nammoadiaphat 2022-05-02T19:45:00-04:00 >2022-05-05T17:48:32-04:00 <p>What is the most outdated / cliche design technique you have encountered or seen in your career that almost makes you cringe...</p> Professional Works / Architecture Portfolio - Potentially Apply to Graduated School hiall 2022-04-29T18:59:31-04:00 >2022-04-30T11:14:39-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,&nbsp;</p><p>If I want to build a portfolio of my architectural work for graduate school, what should I include?&nbsp;<br>There are a lot of schematic designs that I have completed for custom residential/single family projects, but I am uncertain if the graduate school would be interested in seeing these types of projects? In addition to that, I also did some DDs or CDs, which I am sure I should include since the work was neither WOW-worthy nor academically compelling.</p> <p>Essentially, my advisor advised me to include work experience, but the work itself is not that creative.</p> Canada M.Arch Programs accepted portfolio's request ? ahjun 2022-04-29T12:31:00-04:00 >2022-04-30T11:11:13-04:00 <p>Hi All,&nbsp;<br><br>I am architecture student from Hong Kong - and i am planning to apply to Canadian M.Arch, possibly with a chance to migrate there eventually.</p> <p>I&nbsp;currently would like to complete M.Arch asap (2 year stream) but if that isn't possible than 3 years.</p> <p>So far, i will be starting to work on portfolio but i would also like to know if anyone is willing to share their portfolios, in which you got admitted to the canadian M.Arch programs. So i can see what type of style you guys or the schools look for?</p> <p><br>Thanks and best regards<br>Jun</p> Best Laptops For Running Revit & AutoCAD Smoothly? mckennasmyth 2022-04-29T09:34:05-04:00 >2022-05-06T16:03:44-04:00 <p>Looking for recommendations for laptops that will run Revit and AutoCAD without Crashing!</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s What I&rsquo;m looking for:</p> <ul><li><p>High Speed</p></li><li><p>PC/ Windows 10 or later (No Macs Please!)</p></li><li><p>Under $1200 (Absolute max = $1500)</p></li><li><p>Large Working Memory/ Ram&nbsp;</p></li><ul><li><p>Be able to run AutoCad and Revit at the same time without them crashing.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p>Infrequent Lagging OR better yet, No lagging</p></li><li><p>Hard Drive/ Lots if storage is a huge perk! (512 GB to 2 TB).</p></li></ul></ul><p>Thank you so much!!!</p> M.Arch With a Bachelors in a different field mckennasmyth 2022-04-28T14:54:00-04:00 >2022-04-29T11:14:16-04:00 <p>Hi there!&nbsp;I'm looking for recommendations for my Masters of Architecture. I have a Bachelor's Degree in a different field. Most of the schools i've seen are 3+ year programs. Does anyone know of any NAAB-Accredited&nbsp;schools that offer accelerated programs?&nbsp;Preferably 2 years or less! Thank you so much!</p> <p>(Pic is to grab your attention!)</p> Undergrad arch degree: Should I go to CCA or UC Berkeley hasappington 2022-04-27T14:24:00-04:00 >2022-04-29T00:10:17-04:00 <p>Hello, I am trying to get some different perspectives on this conundrum.</p> <p>I'm a transfer student who got into UC Berkeley and CCA for architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have a scholarship so UCB and CCA would be approx. the same price.</p> <p>UCB is a BA</p> <p>CCA is a B.Arch</p> <p>What do people think? Which program is better?</p> <p>Context: I already have 1.5 years work experience designing/drawing/permitting residential homes... should I go straight for a b.arch, or take the b.a and then shoot for a M.Arch at yet another school?</p> <p>Please let me know what you think! My CCA decision deadline is only 4 days away.&nbsp;</p> Result of admission KADK ozgill 2022-04-27T11:53:00-04:00 >2022-05-03T07:54:33-04:00 <p>Hi,</p> <p>Has anyone had received the result of the master&rsquo;s admission of KADK? I applied for the Spatial Design but haven&rsquo;t received any messages from them:(&nbsp;<br></p> How do you deal with workplace stress? Chad Miller 2022-04-27T11:01:00-04:00 >2022-05-11T12:01:08-04:00 <p><img src="/images/nav/spacer.gif"></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>A recent blog post over at <em>Life of an Architect</em> got me thinking about how I deal with workplace stress.&nbsp; The blog post was about burnout and touched on methods keep it from happening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I was wondering if we could start a discussion about how we all attempt to deal with workplace stress.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>So how do you attempt to deal with workplace stress?&nbsp; Other than posting here.&nbsp; <strong>;)</strong></p> EVOLO 2022 winners announcement postponement orangepeel23 2022-04-26T14:35:42-04:00 >2022-04-27T16:55:48-04:00 <p>Originally, set to be announced April 26, the announcement has been pushed to May 2nd. Does anybody have any idea why this would happen? Do winners get notified beforehand? </p> AA School of architecture M.Arch DRL waitlist sumedhgangurde 2022-04-25T16:55:00-04:00 >2022-04-26T11:31:08-04:00 <p> Hi, so this is kinda important so please read through.</p> <p> I sent my application to AAdrl in December and i received a reply in march 1st week. They have waitlisted me there. In the mail they stated I'll get to know about the waitlist in early june which is super late. I want to be at AA but it's a uk school and has a different admission process for waitlist unlike us universities.&nbsp;</p> <p> 1. Does anyone have any experience with AA waitlist and what is the timeline?</p> <p> 2. Does sending LOCI interest works here because program head Theodore spyropolus asses who gets in and his mail is not there on the website. Will sending it to admissions mail work?</p> <p> <strong>3. It is a request from me for applicants who're admitted to AADrl and are not willing to continue their admissions there then please let them know you're not going&nbsp; so people like me who're waitlisted can get to know the decision early</strong></p> <p> any advice </p>