Hello hello, I am heading for my first year for architecture school, and i can not find a better person to learn from his experience, any advice ? Thank you ❤
Here is some advice from The Architectural Review’s 11 Things to know before starting architecture school which sounds pretty accurate to me! (my markups in italics):
- Drink tea not coffee. I drink both, sometimes after 10 cups you just cannot drink any more coffee during an all-nighter!
- Draw lots and draw by hand. Drawing isn’t just a way of communicating with others it’s a way of thinking.
- When making models use a sharp scalpel.
- Pin-up straight.
- Your tutors are an invaluable source of wisdom and ideas – use them lots.
- Your tutors’ knowledge only goes so far. Intelligence, experience and damning criticisms they may have, a monopoly on the truth they do not.
- Power nap with caution.
- Subscribe to
a journalArchAtlas. Regularly reading an architecture magazineblog is an invaluable source of inspiration. Joking, I read a bunch of architecture magazines regularly.
- University grading systems are odd and architecture marking is brutal. Students who’ve been at the top of their class all their lives arrive at architecture school and find themselves struggling to get middle-of-the-road marks. Take heart. Your final grade is far less important than the skills and portfolio you’ll build on your way to it.
- Eat delicious food.
- Explore. Travel often with an open mind. Understand cultures and traditions different to your own.
- Today’s bonus: don’t look directly at the sun without protective gear!