March 31, 2014

Which Grad School to attend?

T'is the season. I have seen a Facebook status or two and some friends have talked to me about the issue they have to deal with career-wise. I’m talking about the issue to decide where to go for Graduate School. 

March 17, 2014

Why You Shouldn't Compare Yourself To Others

This week's post comes from Christina Canters (@DesignDrawSpeak). She is passionate about helping design students become confident and effective communicators. I have been listening to Christina's podcast, Presentation Skills for Design Students, which provide tips and advice that can help you present your studio projects and communicate with clients in the workforce. You can find it at

Christina's guest post focuses on something that myself and others struggled in school: to not compare yourself to others. To NOT compare yourself to your peers is a challenging thing to do in a competitive environment like design school. It is a bad habit that is enervating and destructive. Christina's post offers valuable insight:

March 10, 2014

To be a designer is to be vulnerable

In school, I had to learn how to come to terms with vulnerability – or at least say the least. But in some respects, learning how to not let self-doubt and what others think can help you design and explore freely without the external factors that burden us from reaching our fullest potential.

March 03, 2014

My M.Arch Detour: Improv Comedy!

Sometimes you gotta get your head out of architecture to look for meaningful things in life. Architecture Students and graduates, you want to take some time to pursue other interests to avoid becoming a two-dimensional parti.