Entries by joe

Choosing Your Path

So, you want to study architecture? Here’s what you should consider when choosing a program. With few exceptions, this path starts with earning a professional degree. At one extreme, a high school student may enter a professional program; at the other extreme, a 4-year college graduate may make a mid-career decision to become an architect, and […]

University of Houston Architecture Students Enlisted to Help with Port Authority’s Ship Channel Project Begin Design Plans

Visit University of Houston   (Via The Daily Cougar) Graduate students from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture’s Graduate Design and Build Studio program will officially begin work for the Port Authority of Houston Wednesday. The authority approved  plans for a $75,000 proposal to design and construct the entrance way  that will welcome visitors […]

Working out of the Box: Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab

(via Archinect) Emily Fischer studied at University of Michigan    Where did you study architecture? I received my M.Arch from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue architecture? During the summer between my junior and senior years in undergrad. I was doing the […]

Emily Andrews, student at University of Texas at Austin

(via I Made That) Emily is a student at the University of Texas at Austin   How did you create this project? Our studio focused on the segment of the El Camino Real de los Tejas that falls between San Antonio and Austin, TX. Before we started mapping, I had been reading Domingo Ramon’s expedition diary of 1716, […]

What to Look for When Selecting a School

Because architecture programs vary so significantly, students should look carefully at their options. Some factors to consider when selecting a school include: accreditation status of the program program type and length of study (see What to Know: Degree Paths) institutional context large university, small private college, religious affiliation, public, etc. program philosophy, emphasis, and curriculum […]

National World War I Memorial Proposal Is Unveiled

Visit University of Arkansas   (via The New York Times) Joseph Weishaar studied at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville   There were 350 teams that last summer submitted proposals for the site, and after narrowing those to five in August, the commission announced that it had selected the design of Joseph Weishaar, a 25-year-old architect […]

The Humanity of Design Thinking

(Via Architect Magazine) Michael Murphy studied at Harvard GSD Michael Murphy is the executive director of Boston-based MASS Design Group, studied at Harvard GSD.  It’s important that we, as architects, care about words like “context,” “dignity,” “social outcomes,” and “evaluation.” We also have to have the capability of investing in those concepts—through how you spend […]