September 27, 2012

The Future Now Summit!

I just arrived back in Toronto from my little weekend excursion to New York City. For this visit, my purpose was to attend the FUTURE NOW Summit presented by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) of AIA NY. I was informed of the event thanks to some good friends I knew from AIAS NYIT. I feel quite rejuvenated and motivated when I attend these architecture conferences as I search for work. Being in a world-renowned city famous for the architecture, meeting and talking to other students and professionals in the architecture industry, and hearing talks concerned with the future of our profession reminds me of why I wanted to be in architecture and how great and important this field is.

September 25, 2012

Weekend New York Trip - FTW!

Looking south on Broadway and the public spaces provided!

Sorry for the delay in posts. Last weekend I travelled all the way to New York City to check out the FUTURE NOW Summit hosted by the Emerging New York Architects of AIA NY. This was a great time for me to meet up with friends that I have made from my previous travels, as well as family that live in the United States. Every trip I make I`m starting to love and appreciate this city more and more every time.

September 18, 2012

Know Your Precedents

One of the things all architecture students should do is to keep up to date with architecture news, read magazines, and look at architecture buildings in person and through publications and readings. I remember, one time in studio, that my friend was telling me to probe and ask questions of why you like the image you see. This was the advice of her undergraduate thesis professor. It got me thinking, we’re constantly looking at architectural examples in and outside of class, through books and websites, and in person through trips and site visits. It is imperative that we go beyond the I-like-it-because-it-looks-nice and start to question why we like it defining why we like what we see.

September 11, 2012

Traits Architecture Students must have

I remember hanging out with a friend in studio on Saturday, eating lunch, and our professor came in. (By the way, yes, architecture school does not consider the weekends as sacred just like a good night’s sleep) We began to talk about what are the traits you need as a student of architecture to survive school.

September 04, 2012

Welcome to the best (and worst) years of your life!

Last all-nighter of my first year!
And our studio prof dropped by in the middle of the night
with snacks and drinks
(I called her the 'Arch' Angel afterwards.)

I wanted to write a post to welcome those who are starting college in September as the labour day weekend means that time of the year (well at least in the North America). Some of you have graduated and are now experiencing the real well as studio withdrawal symptoms. For alot of people, the start of the school year is today, and many will begin their education as architects.