Archinect - Forum 2018-03-23T23:52:39-04:00 NAAB or CIDA to be licensed as an interior designer danielmartinez 2018-03-23T21:49:38-04:00 >2018-03-23T22:52:08-04:00 <p>Hey guys!&nbsp;</p><p>So I got accepted to SAIC for the masters in interior architecture program which is NAAB accredited. That&rsquo;s great cause I have the option to get licensed as an architect in the future should I choose. What I want to know is if I end up wanting to be an interior designer can I get licensed if the program is only NAAB accredited? What would I have to do to get licensed as an interior designer if what I studied is NAAB accredited?&nbsp;</p><p>Also do you make more money being licensed?&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks guys!&nbsp;</p><p><br></p> What happened to those who are not selected for H-1B visa? 2014March 2018-03-23T20:07:06-04:00 >2018-03-23T23:12:54-04:00 <p>If the H-1B is not selected for this year, what are your plans?</p> Business signage for architecture/building design practices discussion RickB-Astoria 2018-03-23T05:07:46-04:00 >2018-03-23T19:21:04-04:00 <p>First: This is an open ended discussion about business signage for architecture-related businesses.&nbsp;</p> <p>I'm starting with a little about my own plans with my business in building design. I already have the permits for portable sign and table/chairs for my location. My business is located in a historic residence on a lot zoned for home occupancy/professional services establishments.&nbsp;</p> <p>Photo:&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>and</p> <p>photo:&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src=""></figure><p>As you may notice in the second photo (without the vehicle in the driveway), the driveway locations makes for a convenient and fair location for an outdoor meeting area for visiting clients and prospective clients. I plan to use the location during favorable times of the year with favorable weather (ie. when it isn't raining, snowing, or cold Norse hell). I am looking to putting a portable sign near the sidewalk (inside the driveway), a table and chairs. I am considering also to put a relatively small height ( roughly 3.5" height ) sign using nom. 1x4 clear fine straight grain wood (like...</p> Cooper Union M.Arch II jm223 2018-03-22T16:46:21-04:00 >2018-03-22T16:51:10-04:00 <p>Wondering if anyone has any general feedback about Cooper and it's current reputation in the community following the tuition scandal and dean changes.</p><p>Deciding between Cooper M.Arch II and Columbia MS.AAD and seem to have much more info about Columbia because the program is much larger.<br></p><p>The main benefits I'm seeing at Cooper is the small class size (8-10 vs. 50-100? at GSAPP), and thesis semester&nbsp;(GSAPP is just 3 option studios). The work seems strong and the students appear to have close interaction with strong faculty (Diana Agrest, Nader Tehrani) and impressive guest reviewers.</p><p>It seems like the school is on a positive upswing with the dean changes and plan to return to free tuition, but is it worth passing up the more established program at Columbia? Thoughts?</p> M. Arch II VS MS. Arch Horizon 2018-03-22T12:44:00-04:00 >2018-03-23T08:08:51-04:00 <p>I know that M. Arch II is a first professional degree and MS. Arch is a post professional, but which would be advised? In many universities, MS. Arch is clubbed into the M. Arch&nbsp;II itself, so I basically want to understand the advantages that each of them hold over the other.</p> Finalizing my portfolio for graduation/employment """1991" 2018-03-22T12:21:25-04:00 >2018-03-23T18:03:56-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,&nbsp;</p><p>I'm graduating soon and am in the process of finalizing my <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PORTFOLIO</a><strong></strong> to look for employment. I would appreciate any helpful insight/criticism of my work. There are a couple of spreads missing (three total), but for the most part this is want I intend to use for my job search.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></p> Knot, a Taubman publication: Academia vs. Practice Scott Deisher 2018-03-22T10:54:38-04:00 >2018-03-22T10:54:38-04:00 <p>Hi all, a self-plug here:</p> <p>I'm one of three editors of Knot, a student-run publication that started this year with a school-funded grant. We've been writing calls and publishing issues bi-weekly since the beginning of the school year, and have published writing by students, faculty, and deans (both current and former). All content is published online, too, at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our most recent issue features 6 contributions that address a topic that comes up often in these forums: the gaps between architectural practice and academia. Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Issue 12</a> (more reader-friendly web text is below the paper scan) and feel free to comment here with thoughts about Issue 12 or the publication in general. Enjoy!</p> dress code for open house? ynxi2017 2018-03-22T09:26:05-04:00 >2018-03-23T23:23:06-04:00 <p>They said casual but casual? Going to Texas which is super hot so packed shorts.</p> M.Arch in Melbourne or Manchester Fx94 2018-03-22T03:14:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T12:49:47-04:00 <p>I have unconditional offers from both Manchester School of Architecture and Melbourne School of Design for an M.Arch. As someone with a 5 year B.Arch degree, I am not able to decide which programme will work better for me.</p> Foreign Architect From the GCC fareskhaddour 2018-03-21T16:43:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T16:50:21-04:00 <p>Hello ..&nbsp;</p> <p>i am seeking for help and advice. i am a fresh graduate from&nbsp; United Arab Emirates and i just got my American Green card. my question is will i be able to work in the United states with my current degree even though i am not licensed as an architect in the united states and whats the criteria for me to get licensed ?&nbsp;</p> <p>Please help.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></p> What are some MULTIDISCIPLINARY Arch firms? (furniture design, design-build) Joseph Chang 2018-03-21T15:34:35-04:00 >2018-03-21T15:34:35-04:00 <p>Hi guys, I'm about to graduate B.arch and I want to find a multidisciplinary firm&nbsp;that is very hands on, emphasize craft and&nbsp;design builds?&nbsp;</p><p>My passion is craftsmanship and would love to join a firm that orients itself around&nbsp; Furniture design, fabrication, Micro Homes.</p><p>Firm examples: Olson Kundig,&nbsp;Marmol-radziner</p><p>Much help would be appreciated!</p><p><br></p><p><br></p> MLA Cornell vs. Vtech Abell11 2018-03-21T13:50:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T13:50:26-04:00 <p>I've been accepted to a few MLA programs for this fall and I think I have narrowed it down to Cornell and Virginia Tech. Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations? I&nbsp;also have UW on the list, but I&nbsp;live in Pennsylvania so it's a big location change and I&nbsp;have received no funding (other than loans)... any ideas anyone has to find assistantships there (or at Cornell) would be greatly appreciated.</p> <p>Here's a little bit about me and my decision:</p> <p>-Undergrad in Environmental Studies; generally interested in urban agriculture and urban design, as well as the relationships between human health and the built/designed environment</p> <p>-I&nbsp;have visited both and liked the atmosphere of both programs.&nbsp;I was particularly impressed with Cornell's resources (compared to VT at the WAAC), and the option to "focus" or take some courses in the school of Design &amp; Enviro Analysis. At VT, I liked the collaborative environment with the Arch and Planning students, as well as Alexandria and the opportunities ...</p> Financial aid Appeal omaga 2018-03-21T11:48:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T12:03:14-04:00 <p>Do people usually do that? I have competing offers from some schools. But my number one choice is not the one that gave the most money. Should I try to ask them about potentially adjusting it?</p> <p>Any thoughts?</p> Worth it OR not? GSAPP with no aid? hoàngquangtuyên 2018-03-21T11:45:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T16:55:31-04:00 <p>I can't say this enough, but no!&nbsp; No program is worth this.&nbsp; Unless you can guarantee you will graduate with no debt.&nbsp; Even at just $100k in debt, you think you'll graduate and be extra valuable to a firm because you went to GSAAP that they'll start you out at paying you $75k+ per year.&nbsp; Not saying it can't happen, but it's not likely.&nbsp; Most entry-level staff come out knowing next to nothing.&nbsp; I have friends that did the 'I want the ivy name on my CV, so I'll pay for it all in loans' route... they are $275k+ in debt and will probably never pay it all off.&nbsp; I personally have a ton of debt from school, and it can be pretty rough.&nbsp; You get tired of living like a student, putting off major life events well into your late 20s/early 30s because you simply can't afford it.</p> Discussion forum tips and reminders Archinect 2018-03-21T11:43:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T03:42:16-04:00 <p>Is a user in the discussion forum driving you crazy?&nbsp;It seems like there are a few out there that are, but they don't necessarily qualify (yet) for a full website banning.&nbsp;</p> <p>We encourage you to be proactive by using our "ignore" feature to stop seeing posts by users that you find annoying:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>The "flag" feature is also very helpful for letting our moderators know if a comment needs more official attention.&nbsp;</p></figure> Hole in the floor between upper and lower level Amandaj@lux 2018-03-21T11:26:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T18:23:49-04:00 <p>is there a technical word or phrase for the cutout in the floor between the upper and lower levels of a mall?</p> H1 B Visa madhuryaparsi1 2018-03-21T10:49:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T14:15:27-04:00 <p>Hello Everyone,</p> <p>I am an immigrant from India and I work as an Architectural Associate/ Intern Architect at an architectural firm in Florida under 'EAD',My Job is a professional one, typically the first job someone would start off with after graduating from an architecture school with a professional Architecture degree, I have a Bachelors degree(B.Arch) from India and an M.Arch degree from the US. I deal with not only producing architectural drawings but also involve in making important Design decisions. My company is going to file an H1 B Visa for me, and my attorney and I have been trying to find a suitable title we could use for my position, under the H1-B oppucations, there are only two titles that seemed relevant to my designation:</p> <p>1)Architect</p> <p>2) Architectural Drafter</p> <p>None of the above mentioned titles fit my job duties, because an 'Architectural Drafter' is not a professional title, but I am not an Architect yet either. I have no clue what title to use, Please help me!&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks&nbsp;...</p> Help, which university for a Master? christiansantos 2018-03-20T17:13:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T15:19:28-04:00 <p>22/M/Colombia</p> <p>Degree - B.architectural design US-3.58/4GPA&nbsp;</p> <p>2 awards winner (best concept of design for a wearable representing an important part of the City and secondly won a competition yo design the&nbsp; goverment house garden for the first female governor of Victoria)&nbsp;</p> <p>currently working in an architectural firm and volunteering in an ONG called YMCA-ACJ, helping disadvantaged children to get education and overcome poverty as well as working with sexual workers and homeless people in marginal areas of Bogota to improve their living conditions. I was ranked top 100 between thousands of participants in the state exams.&nbsp;</p> <p>With this profile which would be my reach, moderate and safety schools?</p> <p>I would like to apply for a any architecture related Master (M.arch,MLA,MUP,etc...)</p> <p>Thanks for your help.</p> Rice or Cornell MArch1 yqhl 2018-03-20T15:56:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T07:42:19-04:00 <p>Hi guys,</p> <p>I'm currently choosing between the MArch 1 program of these two schools.</p> <p>Rice( 1/2 tuition/yr ) tuition about 30k/yr</p> <p>Cornell(14k/yr) tuition about 54k/yr</p> <p>Both very good schools. Rice is definitely cheaper, but Cornell seems to have more opportunities and a better international reputation. I don't have a architecture background so it's kind of hard for me to choose by faculties. They all seem pretty nice to me.</p> <p>Thanks!</p> Schulich MBA ( Canada ) or Cornell Masters in Real Estate Salwan 2018-03-20T15:48:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T21:32:08-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I am an Architect from India I have work ex of 4+ years. I recently got admitted to Cornell University Masters in Real Estate program (MPS RE) which is a two year program includes internship and also got admitted to Schulich School of business (York University) in Canada Toronto in Master in Business Administration (MBA) which is again a two year course includes internship and has a concentration in Real Estate in second year.</p> <p>I want to work post my graduation and settle there and then. Looking at my Architectural background, Post graduation employment opportunities and visa scenario in both the places which course/university i should choose.? Which is a better program in terms of my architectural background?</p> <p>What is the Job scenario in the USA post graduation from an ivy league college? Which is a better place to live?</p> <p>Kindly help me with your inputs as I need to finalise urgently.</p> <p>Thanks in advance!!</p> Small Commercial/Residential doesn't need Arch Stamp craftymac 2018-03-20T14:22:55-04:00 >2018-03-21T11:49:45-04:00 <p><br></p><p>If a Small Commercial&nbsp;or Residential project requires structural or MEP drawings +&nbsp;engineering stamps, why would the project not be required to have&nbsp;the permit drawings stamped by an architect?<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> Small commercial or residential permits don't require Architect Stamp craftymac 2018-03-20T14:05:00-04:00 >2018-03-20T14:24:01-04:00 <p>Why would small commercial or residential building permits&nbsp;not require an Architect Stamp on the drawings? If the permit drawings need a structural or mep engineer stamps*</p> What About Japanese/ Chinese/ Korean Architecture ? kingandsona 2018-03-20T11:26:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T03:42:29-04:00 <p>Im a novice in architecture and I would like to improve my knowledge about asian fundamentals constructions, im just fascinated by these japanese or chinese temple that are still standing.. Have you any references or even documentaries about buildings in this part of the world ? Thanks</p> Architectrual Dimensions varismalazezi 2018-03-20T11:25:00-04:00 >2018-03-20T11:56:43-04:00 <p>Hello guys!<br>I have one question eabout dimensions.<br>When we have a plan view of a floor and can we write the internal dimensions together outside with external dimensions..<br>And the second one if we draw a section of a room what king of dimensions should we write inside of the section?Is it allowed only to write vertical dimensions inside the section?like height from the floor to the ceiling plane,from the floor to the beam ?Or we can write other dimensions...? Help me please</p> GSAPP vs. Pratt - M. Arch I e.b. 2018-03-20T11:23:00-04:00 >2018-03-20T11:53:36-04:00 <p>I don't know if this has already been posted about, but I'm trying to decide between my dream program at GSAPP, and the program that gave me more money at Pratt. Does anyone have any thoughts or input as to which would be more productive to my future? Especially if I am considering a career path in academia? Would attending one school increase my future financial gain than the other? Is it worth it to take out loans (they only allow 20k/year academic loans, so I may also need another one with a higher interest rate) for GSAPP?</p> <p>GSAPP - no aid, 3 years&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Pratt - 20k/year, 2 years</p> <p>Both schools tuition and feed for 2018-2019 are around 60k/year.</p> <p>That being said, my living expenses and about $16k of my tuition will be taken care of through military assistance.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thoughts? Thank you in advance.&nbsp;</p> drugs and spatial reasoning Apple Chris 2018-03-20T07:31:41-04:00 >2018-03-23T20:27:51-04:00 <p>so one time in college...</p><p>Sitting on the roof smoking weed and drinking beer, we became completely convinced that we were well outside the police's jurisdiction.&nbsp; We actually felt the plane we were on, which was about 10' above grade was untouchable and inaccessible to those on the ground, at least legally.&nbsp; We were thoroughly convinced of this at the time.</p><p>Any interesting scenarios on your end to discuss?&nbsp; <br></p><p>Which drugs and what happened to your spatial reasoning.<br></p> Libertarianism jla-x 2018-03-20T02:00:55-04:00 >2018-03-23T22:59:15-04:00 <p>Noam Chomsky is a libertarian socialist. &nbsp;True. &nbsp;Recently the term libertarian set some Necters off the rails...I suspect most haven&rsquo;t bothered to understand what libertarianism actually &nbsp;A little Wikipedia (yeah I know, Wikipedia...)&nbsp;</p><p><b>Libertarianism</b>&nbsp;(from&nbsp;<a href="" title="Latin language" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latin</a>:&nbsp;<i>libertas</i>, meaning "freedom") is a collection of&nbsp;<a href="" title="Political philosophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">political philosophies</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" title="Political movement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">movements</a>&nbsp;that uphold&nbsp;<a href="" title="Liberty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">liberty</a>&nbsp;as a core principle.<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[1]</a>&nbsp;Libertarians seek to maximize&nbsp;<a href="" title="Political freedom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">political freedom</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" title="Autonomy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomy</a>, emphasizing&nbsp;<a href="" title="Freedom of choice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">freedom of choice</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" title="Voluntary association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">voluntary association</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" title="Individualism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">individual judgment</a>.<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[2]</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[3]</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[4]</a>Libertarians share a skepticism of&nbsp;<a href="" title="Political authority" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">authority</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" title="State (polity)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a>&nbsp;power, but they diverge on the scope of their opposition to existing&nbsp;<a href="" title="Political system" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">political</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" title="Economic system" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">economic systems</a>. Various&nbsp;<a href="" title="Outline of libertarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schools of libertarian thought</a>&nbsp;offer a range of views regarding the legitimate functions of state and private&nbsp;<a href="" title="Power (social and political)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">power</a>, often calling for the restriction or dissolution of coercive&nbsp;<a href="" title="Social institutions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social institutions</a>.<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[5]</a></p> <p><a href="" title="Left-libertarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Left-libertarians</a>, seek to&nbsp;<a href="" title="Anti-capitalism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abolish capitalism</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" title="Private property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">private ownership</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="" title="Means of production" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">means of produc...</a></p> Is this wall concrete? nielkfj 2018-03-20T00:08:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T13:00:26-04:00 <p>Is the wall indicated in this photo concrete?</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>It is an exterior wall for a condominium I am considering purchasing. The real estate company selling the apartment didn&rsquo;t know.</p> <p>A few more details: The building was built in 1969. The rooms behind the wall are bedrooms, and the wall faces a street. So I suspect that the wall is indeed concrete to help block traffic noise in the bedrooms. But I want to be more certain about this. I will hire an inspector to look at the unit before purchasing, but at this point I just need more information about this exterior wall.</p> <p>In case it is helpful here are some other photos:</p> <p>Close-up of wall with corner:</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Front of the building:</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Left side corner of building (partly obscured by trees):</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Rear of building:</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure> M.Arch1 USC (with$$) or UC Berkeley? samamms 2018-03-19T22:49:00-04:00 >2018-03-23T14:02:47-04:00 <p>Hi,</p> <p>I received offer for M.Arch1 from USC with $40,000 scholarship a year, and Berkeley without money.</p> <p>My situation is my husband is currently in LA, but I really love Berkeley, can anyone give me some advice on how to make a choice? Like the comparison of studio, employment after graduation?</p> <p>Thanks a lot!</p> MIT Media Lab / GSD Design Tech Continuum 2018-03-19T14:31:31-04:00 >2018-03-20T00:20:27-04:00 <p>Where do most architecture students who graduate from research / programs like this usually end up?<br><br>Do they end up pursuing something off tangent from purely&nbsp; architecture?</p>