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#69 Make time for social interactions.

You might not think this one is important, but you have to make time to mingle with friends and even strangers.  For example, I just went to a bar and chatted with a local in my downtown area.  It was really cool to hear different ideas and disciplines from someone outside of studio.  I actually used the ideas we talked about in my current project and it went over very well. Architecture is about people, so make sure you continue to sharpen your craft by surrounding yourself with a variety of them.

Take advantage of your time here.

When you graduate and leave the college life, you will find yourself up late at night working on a project, with no one around you. All of your friends, family, and neighbors have gone to sleep, and you just want to make a coffee run with someone and chat about your ideas to move forward; but the studio life left you when you walked in that cap and gown down the ramp, to your car, and you drove off into the distance; the future; away from those little breaks you could have appreciated a little more at the time.

Look at everyone around you. Cherish this time.

—  A paragraph from "The Archi Sketchbook" by Mark Perrett

For Those Who Care… I made a personal Twitter Account

Follow me: @Marks_Manifesto

I finally had a reason to make a Twitter account.  A while back I started writing down a lot of my personal sayings and ideas about life & success as a building manifesto for myself.  Then I started a blog called "The Mind of Mark" here on Tumblr to record my manifesto publicly. Unfortunately, since I run about 9 blogs (among every other crazy thing that I do), I haven’t had the time to make posts to that blog and everything stayed on a notepad on my phone.

Now I made this Twitter account and can post everything there as things happen to me.  Usually every post is related to an obstacle I have to overcome or something I see a friend going through. I have been pretty reluctant to make a Twitter, because I never saw the purpose, but I think I found a way it will be beneficial.

If you want to follow me, Do it to it Lars!  :)  We can beez fraiindz. 8P

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Mark Perrett, USF School of Architecture, Class of 2013

Care of Making - Built my own font and used it to make a graphical book on the terminology we use in architecture.  I made this book to connect with my mom, as she will read it and get a better understanding of what terms I use everyday as a designer.

Mark Perrett, USF School of Architecture, Class of 2013

Design III, “Museum of Curiosity” - Fall 2010, Prof. Mark Weston

Museum Precedent Study: Public Circulation/movement Graphic Analysis of Cincinnati Art Museum by Zaha Hadid. 

Mark Perrett, USF School of Architecture, Class of 2013

Care of Making - Built my own font and used it to make a graphical book on the terminology we use in architecture.  I made this book to connect with my mom, as she will read it and get a better understanding of what terms I use everyday as a designer.