December 30, 2013

The Underdog Architecture Student's Top 5 Posts of 2013.

As we close the year off, I would like to wish you a happy new year. I looked through my blog stats for this year and these are some of the top 5 blog posts that I wrote for 2013.

December 23, 2013

Seasons Greetings! From My Studio Desk to Yours!

To close the year off, I would like to send my warmest wishes to all my readers and followers! I wish all of you a Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2014.  All of you have given me a voice to share my story, my experience, and my reflections as a architecture blogger and it is ultimately you that have made The Underdog Architecture Student’s Blog where it is today.

December 16, 2013

Why I am NOT applying for M.Arch (right now)

For Canadian Architecture students like me, there is a pressure on those who want to become fully licensed architects. The baseline is the M.Arch as all Canadian undergraduate schools of architecture do not offer the accredited 5-year B.Arch (In Canada,  we have what is known as the “4+2 system” in the US).

December 09, 2013

Kisses of Death: The Recent Grad's Architecture Job Application

When applying and hustling for work for a year after graduating, and working for just about half a year, I got to see a bit of what goes wrong upon the receipt of a recent architecture graduate’s application. Here are the “kisses of death” many recent design have done to their applications. I’m more compassionate to design students because you probably did not consider career counselling advice when you were just too busy finishing your studio project. I hope these tips improve your chances Architecture Students: