January 30, 2013

The Underdog Architecture Student`s Response: Save the Architecture Learning for Graduate School

I recently came across Aaron Betsky’s recent editorial on Architect Magazine, Save the Architecture Learning for Graduate School. In his article, Betsky argues that architectural education should begin at the graduate school level. I have to agree with the article because emerging design trends, like Public Interest Design, requires designers to be more aware and critical of the issues challenging society to respond thoughtfully. I favour the article, as a Canadian, due to the education requirements in becoming a licensed professional in Canada.

January 25, 2013


Sometimes it is better to head out to the cinemas as opposed to reading a book or listening to a lecture. A good movie that is educational and informative (for instance, a documentary) can enhance your architectural education. Sometimes, architecture students need a break from studio and a fresh way to learn more about the field.  I will be honest and must confess that this is quite difficult for students.  I understand the stresses and risks associated with deadlines and intensive course loads – time is money, and the stress can be overwhelming that a break is never an option.

January 21, 2013

Chopped vs. Charette: Culinary Arts and Architecture

There was an awesome restaurant I went to in NYC, called Fat Buddha,
and they had Chicken and (Red Velvet) Waffles
(Being the foodie that I am, I wish I can learn this...seriously)
Both Architecture and the Culinary Arts require a cohesion of technique and creativity, an understanding of theory and practicality, along with a passion and dedication to your discipline.

January 17, 2013

An Evening on Failure

Even after graduation, I have always been fascinated by the topic of Failure along with the stigma and emotional aspects surrounding it. After my experience of failing in architecture school (a crash and burn experience, to say the least), failure has been a subject that I have been interested in trying to make personal meaning with. So, being an architecture student that failed, where do I go? A few nights ago, I recently attended an event dedicated to the subject of Failure and looking at it in different perspectives.

January 14, 2013

Post-Grad Phase: Keep Busy & Persist!

"Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!" – C.J. Walker

Sorry for the slow rate of posts my friends. It’s been busy for the past few weeks. From part-time drafting work, to doing a design competition, and getting on the grind with job applications for architecture and architecture-related fields – My time is occupied after graduation from architecture school. There have been late nights, all-nights, and busy times – it does not look pretty after graduation.

January 10, 2013

Be Fearless By Failing

We constantly make mistakes – it is part of what makes us human, and what makes life somewhat more interesting like a roller coaster ride as opposed to a gentle ferris wheel. Despite our best efforts when the odds are against us; when failure is inevitable; do we cower away and avoid? Or do we persist despite the odds.

January 03, 2013

WELCOME 2013! Time to expand!

As 2013 is here, I want to continue to expand my blog by being a story hunter and broadcaster. I want to expand this blog and hear from the architecture students currently in architecture school. There are so many of us that have experienced studio culture - the good and bad, and I would like to present a diverse and colourful story about studio culture with my blog. I want to hear those that are going through the studio experience and how they coped and improved and what did they learn. I wanna hear about those students that blog.