STUDY ABROAD — ABSOLUTELY!

STUDY ABROAD — ABSOLUTELY! Regardless of where you are on your “becoming an architect” journey, we will suggest that you strongly consider STUDY ABROAD.  While we did not confirm, we are confident that ALL architecture programs provide study abroad experiences as part of their curriculum.  Some programs actually require study abroad, but for most programs,…

Read More

20 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION

2004 – 20 YEARS AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Last essay was entitled Graduation vs. Commencement; today’s is 20 years in the future. Do you know where you will be 20 years after your college / university graduation?  Probably not as it is impossible to forsee the future, but perhaps, the survey results below will…

Read More

GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT

GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT Yesterday, I was the proud father as one of my daughters graduated from the university; she was the first of the three daughters.  Granted, the main ceremony was extra-long plus it was sunny and extra hot after the threat of rain. Did you graduate this spring?  If so, congratulations.  Congratulations on the…

Read More

CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION

CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION Recently, an article was shared by former student, Andrew Gipe-Lazarou, Ph.D.  Upon review, we contacted him to share (see below).  You may remember Dr. Gipe-Lazarou as he authored an article from last fall. The Diagram: The Single Most Important Skill for Students of Design https://www.archcareersguide.com/the-diagram-single-most-important-skill/   VIDEO: https://vtx.vt.edu/videos/k/2022/04/1_9m8yckp4.html?fbclid=IwAR03phfbnmuMocxjxRcpVwJ1wfKUVA1bZgn2OMrWENKtybxVZpOZaMlm84M]   In…

Read More

HOW TO DECIDE YOUR COLLEGE – RESOURCES

HOW TO DECIDE YOUR COLLEGE – RESOURCES This blog essay is for those high school seniors planning to attend college.   Amazingly, May 1, 2022, better known as decision day is fast approaching.  You may think that a little less than two months is a long time but trust us – it is NOT.  The…

Read More

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – 2022

New Year’s Resolution With the new year, did you set New Year’s Resolutions? Truth be told, I am NOT much into setting resolutions but am very much into setting goals – SMART Goals.  What what is a Smart Goal and how do you set them? Setting SMART Goals SMART Goals is a well-established tool that…

Read More

END OF SEMESTER TO DO

END OF SEMESTER TO DO Amazingly, the end of the fall semester is upon us.  Can you believe it?  True, you may still have projects and final exams, but the end of the semester is very near.  Soon, you will be heading home to celebrate your break and enjoy some needed rest. But aside from…

Read More

THE DIAGRAM: SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL

THE DIAGRAM: THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL FOR STUDENTS OF DESIGN Today, we asked my former student, Andrew Gipe-Lazarou, Ph.D. to provide insight on his first semester as a professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design.  We let him decide on the specific topic — his decision was to describe the importance of…

Read More

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION Today’s guest essay is by Kartini Divya; she is originally from India and now practices architecture in Philadelphia, PA.  She graduated with Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University.   “Mom & dad, I want to study abroad. Through international higher education and meeting people of other cultures, it…

Read More

WINTER ARCHITECTURE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WINTER ARCHITECTURE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Have you ever thought of taking an architecture course in college while still in high school?  If so, check out these options — There may be others available across the county, but we know of these offerings.   Cornell University https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/program/online DEA 1110 Making a Difference by Design…

Read More