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Like Tinder, but for architecture schools.

Lian Chikako Chang

Would you bite?

 
Apr 7, 15 4:23 pm
Lian Chikako Chang

Or would Pinterest/Instagram/Periscope for Architecture Schools be better?

Apr 7, 15 4:24 pm  · 
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To find an architecture school? Or more like Tinder but just for people in architecture schools?

Apr 7, 15 4:28 pm  · 
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awaiting_deletion

Would you show studio project "porn"?

Apr 7, 15 4:35 pm  · 
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sameolddoctor

Losers

Apr 7, 15 6:59 pm  · 
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Lian Chikako Chang

Nam, I didn't even think of that! I was thinking--an interface for prospective students to explore which schools interest them.

Apr 7, 15 7:04 pm  · 
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b3tadine[sutures]

P/I/P Lian, that would be kick-ass. Think of the time savings.

Apr 7, 15 10:20 pm  · 
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shellarchitect

mentioned this to a engineer friend, he replied "how is that different from grinder?" 

Apr 7, 15 11:10 pm  · 
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boy in a well

are you calling architects gay?

Apr 7, 15 11:52 pm  · 
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shellarchitect

my friend is a bit homophobic - and loves to make fun of architects, dropped out of arch school as a freshman.

Apr 8, 15 7:24 am  · 
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I guess I don't really know what Tinder is, and I'm an old married person, but in my mind Tinder and Grindr are the same thing, one specifically for homosexual meetups the other not.

Lian, can you expand a little more on what you mean? I do think the opportunity for potential students to read a profile of schools, all on the same framework so they are easily comparable, would be great.

Apr 8, 15 9:00 am  · 
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I would want a little more than just a one night stand with my architecture school though, and I don't know if those kind of service models can provide that.

Apr 8, 15 9:22 am  · 
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midlander

so would it be reciprocal -  your profile shows some hot portfolio shots, the school swipes, and you're in?

I can see some demand for that ;)

Apr 8, 15 9:50 am  · 
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But Trevor, sometimes one-night-stands stick and end up as marriages! Maybe you go to the school, graduate, stay on as an adjunct, get full professorship....

Apr 8, 15 11:26 am  · 
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That does happen, I'm not really looking for a serious commitment. I'd like to take some classes at other universities, maybe even try other degree programs before settling down. It's not the university's fault, I'm just not in the place of my life where I can see myself as an alumni for one school for the rest of my life.

Apr 8, 15 1:57 pm  · 
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shivuy

EDIT *Forgot to click on post as Trevor (wish there was a delete post button)*

Apr 8, 15 1:59 pm  · 
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Also, I'm sure that there will be lots of long-lasting tinder relationships from Tinder in the near future. I'm just trying to imagine those vows being written... "Do you promise to always swipe right?"

Apr 8, 15 2:00 pm  · 
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Lian Chikako Chang

Thanks for the thoughts, all! Just brainstorming in a really open-ended way. ACSA will be overhauling our Guide to Architecture Schools over the next year, so it's an opportunity for us to think about how we can help people learn about schools--and particularly, how we can help prospective students get a sense of architecture schools overall and what the differences are between schools.

This is a pretty frequent question that people ask in the forums--what is school X or Y like?--so I'm wondering what you think might be a helpful resource to help answer that question.

Apr 8, 15 2:44 pm  · 
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Lian Chikako Chang

Midlander, the swipe-match thing could be an idea to put prospectives in touch with admissions officers or current students!

Apr 8, 15 2:45 pm  · 
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The similar framework is key, IMO. The same set of 32 questions asked and answered by each school, everything from 'What is annual tuition?" to "If your program was an animal, what would it be?"

Apr 8, 15 3:07 pm  · 
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curtkram

lian, i would definitely include 'harvard is the oregon of the east' if you're putting together explanations of what schools are like....

Apr 8, 15 3:41 pm  · 
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@beta what is "P/I/P"?

Apr 12, 15 10:43 pm  · 
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sungwoozle

I've been working on a platform that may be useful for that purpose as well. I've been collecting student work across schools on pitcrit (http://pitcrit.com). We're not trying to highlight star students but try to organize the projects as groups according to year, school, critic, etc. As more people from different years and schools join in, it will become more useful for searching for schools that may be producing the type of work that interests the prospective student.

Apr 14, 15 6:30 am  · 
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b3tadine[sutures]
Nam, Pinterest Instagram Periscope. Lazy. Me.
Apr 14, 15 9:38 am  · 
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Lian Chikako Chang

Super! Thanks sungwoozle, will be in touch.

Apr 14, 15 11:25 am  · 
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@beta, oh of course.

Also, what is this periscope thing I keep hearing people reference?

Apr 14, 15 11:56 am  · 
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ROB4

@sungwoozle

Awesome site, I think you've out done Super architects webiste, their stuff has gone too selective and fantasie like

Apr 14, 15 12:46 pm  · 
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sungwoozle

@Lian Chikako Chang yes please share your projects, and let more people know. 

 

@ROB4 Thanks! I think Super Architects is def going for selectivity, but their projects are great regardless. We are trying to go for breadth than depth for now. We'll leave it up to the viewers to find depth in the uploaded works.

Apr 24, 15 1:54 am  · 
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