Late in August, ARCHDaily authored and posted an article entitled, Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students. Below is a link to the article, but I thought I would also provide additional comments to the list. https://www.archdaily.com/772277/back-to-school-archdailys-tips-for-incoming-architecture-students Not exactly, but the list somewhat parallels an entry I wrote just a few weeks ago —…

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SUMMER PROGRAMS – REVISITED Amazing or not, summer is HERE.  Technically, summer does not begin until June 21, but when I was growing up, summer started when school was out.  Granted, you may not quite be out for the summer but it will be soon. So, what are you doing this summer?  For ideas review…

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Amazingly or not amazingly, my three daughters graduated this past week (on Friday, May 24).  I say amazingly, because they were just toddlers growing up or so it seemed; they just started high school and now they are graduating and moving to the next step of their life – college.  Further proof that life does…

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ITS OVER Well, May 1 (see below) – the National Reply Date has come and gone.  Did you make the right decision?  You truly will not know until you arrive on campus in the fall and begin your courses. Even though you may think the decision is over, the work is NOT.  There is plenty…

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DECISION RESOURCES With the May 1st national reply deadline fast approaching, consider the following resources as you make your decision. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, VIDEOS, CATALOGS, AND WEBSITES The first resource you are likely to receive from any school is the promotional materials that accompany the application for admission. Be sure to contact the architecture program as…

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ADMITTED STUDENT DAY: MAKE IT MIAMI Yesterday, my wife and I had the pleasure (honor) of accompanying one of my daughters during her visit to Miami University (Oxford, OH).  Her visit was part of an admitted student day – Make It Miami.  She had visited the campus in the summer after her sophomore year in…

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DECISION-MAKING Over the last three weeks, you were provided a set of three attributes to consider when selecting an institution, namely, You, Institution, and Academic Program.  Now, as a conclusion to the discussion, let’s discuss how YOU actually make the decision. First, let me share a story – COIN FLIP When I served as the…

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DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – INSTITUTION During last week, YOU attributes was discussed; this week, we discuss attributes related to the INSTITUTION. Attributes to consider when selecting an institution include: Type of school: While most individuals refer to all post–high school institutions as colleges, there are different types from which to choose. Most probably consider the university, typically…

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Academic Courses As becoming an architect requires a college education, you should focus on courses that will prepare you accordingly; this will include four years of English and mathematics.  As is possible, pursue honor courses and advanced placement (AP) courses. While the mathematics requirement varies among architecture programs, many require or encourage you to take…

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