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anonymous asked:

what is the life of an architect like?

There is no simple way to respond to this, and no way to summarize all the different things that all architects do. We basically spend our days resolving problems in creative and innovative ways. 

But the term “architect” is used to encompass many types of architects. Architects in larger firms tend to specialize in two ways (smaller firms tend to have architects that play more than one of these). First by role in a project/office. There are designers, planners, technical, managers, business developers, and others depending on the firm focus. Second by typology. There are residential, commercial, education, healthcare, institutional and many other types of architects.

Originally posted by jolobailomaxim

It is unacceptable…

…to call anything that isn’t sensory induced a meltdown.

No ifs ands or buts

I don’t give a crap what they do at your place of employment if you work with autistics/others with sensory issues.

I don’t care what parents around you call things.

You need to start doing the autistic community a favor and call only actual meltdowns meltdowns. We have enough problems with cops/the mental health community/the medical community/the education community/residential centers/etc abusing and/or killing us for mistaking our behavior for other things. This doesn’t help us.

If you call tantrums/any bad behavior meltdowns, you put us at risk. When we need help coming out of the meltdown, instead of people reacting calmly like they should, we already see hostility and punishment. Kids should not be sent to the office and punished for something they cannot control. Adults and kids should not be arrested/restrained/killed for something they cannot control.

Again, this is something we CANNOT control.


Aboriginal art inspired Uluru or ‘Ayres Rock’; 3D large scale sculpture and artwork made by Year 6 and Year 7 learners as part of our Aboriginal Ngurra Camp; a residential camp out and arts workshops in May. Learners had fun painting and creating on the rock surface late at night using stage lighting and atmospheric music!

It’s been a strange day. I arrived at the co-op I was supposed to live in, my bags and my mom in tow. A combination of my surprise at the grimy state of the room and my mother’s loud anxiety at the very same thing culminated in her disgust tumbling out of her mouth at the Residential Education desk, which led to my now living in a tidy single dorm room instead.

It’s strange not being in a co-op. Besides the loneliness of knowing I can’t walk down the hall and hang out with a couple fellow weirdos, I find myself pulling back on actions that have become reflexes. For instance, I can’t be nude outside my bedroom here. And someone who cares might be able to see my nudity through my open window. And I have to be careful if I smoke because it’s not kosher to disable the smoke detector. And occasionally there are real adults in the building.

I want to make a silly post about this on facebook, but I’m afraid it’s too soon after today’s affairs rubbed the co-op student staff leader the wrong way. I did write him an apologetic email.

Amidst it all, I’m happy to be in this tiny little white room. I need a space where I can work this summer. I have my tutoring job and my political journalism internship. I am days away from knowing whether I landed my dream creative internship. I need to wake up every morning and have a clean, peaceful space to sit and flow. Here’s to a summer of success.

nonplusagon  asked:

Hi there. I'm British, planning a story about an American secret service/FBI agent. Do you know of anywhere I could get information on how such agents operate?

First, you’ll have to decide if you want them to be a US Secret Service Special Agent or an FBI Special Agent. While both are federal law enforcement officers, they have very different roles and areas of jurisdiction.

While it is possible to be hired directly into these agencies, typically Agents have backgrounds either in the military or in law enforcement. You must be a US Citizen and be able to get and hold a Top Secret: Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance. In short, that’s the highest, and toughest, clearance available. Those background checks go back 10 years, and include financial, medical/mental health, employment, residential, travel, and educational history. They also contact references. In some instances, you may be required to take a polygraph depending on the type of information you have access to. 

FBI Special Agents are federal law enforcement officers and are trained a the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. FBI Agents can investigate a number of different crimes. These are the men and women who track serial killers, domestic terrorists, and investigate federal crimes. If a crime crosses state lines, or happens in multiple states, the FBI takes the lead. Also, local or state police forces may request the FBI’s assistance during an investigation. The FBI publishes the 10 Most Wanted list, which is rather famous in the US. 

US Secret Service Special Agents are federal law enforcements officers, as well. They’re most famous for guarding the current US President and his family, along with presidential candidates AND former presidents and their families. Up until 2003 or so, they were actually part of the US Department of the Treasury, but now they’re part of the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to guarding the President, they also guard foreign dignitaries and investigate financial crimes, such as counterfeiting US currency. 

With that said, you’re not going to find detailed information about how they do their job online because it’s classified. With that said, there are certain basic police skills that every law enforcement officer knows. How to read the law, evidence gathering and preservation, etc. I’d suggest you read biographies about different Directors of the FBI and USSS, and see if you can find any documentaries about those agencies. You may find it helpful to read about US Federal law and regulations. 

Good luck!


United States Secret Service (wiki)

US Secret Service (official)

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (official)

FBI Academy (official)

Security Clearances


For all you ResLifers


one gifset per appearance → visit to north wales: towers residential outdoor education centre [4/4] (20/11/2015)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then visited the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre in Capel Curig. Mountain Rescue Chairman Mike France, 63, said: “William asked us if we could help some of their vulnerable children from WellChild, ChildBereavement, Place2Be and Centrepoint, which we were delighted to do. It’s been a really fun day and the couple had a great time.” They also met young people from a local school who have all undertaken anti-stigma and discrimination training, to increase their awareness of how to face mental health problems among their peers. There, the royal couple tried abseiling and climbing. As they abseiled down the 40ft drop, the Duke and Duchess joked with each other. Instructor Phil Blain, 64, who helped the couple abseil, said: “If that was Kate’s first abseil she did fantastic. And that was probably the first time she’s held the life of the heir to the throne - and her husband - in her hands. At the bottom, William tried the more difficult climb first but sadly he slipped off almost half way up as it was very wet. He was on a rope so he was fine but he chose the easier side afterwards.”

Catherine also revealed how much she missed living in Wales: “I love it here. I really miss being here, being outside and in the mountains.” Pauline Hallett of Ogwen Mountain Rescue said: “William used to fly us around when he lived and worked up here and I was telling him about the new helicopters. Catherine then said how much George loved them. He knows all the different colours and asks her about all the parts. She laughed and said she tells George to ask Daddy as she has no idea.” The Duke and Duchess’ visit to Wales finished in the town of Denbigh, where William and Kate shone a spotlight on the mental health and wellbeing of young men. The royals heard about the work of the Men’s Shed movement – a nationwide initiative that is recognised for helping thousands of men across the UK.

rayfisherscuddlebuddy-deactivat  asked:

Hey! I'm an arch major because I know I want to work in the field but I have no idea what jobs there are in the field. When I Google "types of architects" I get maybe five types & I feel like there's more? Do u know where I can find a detailed list?

I see what you mean, I did the same and it was very VERY incomplete.

Fist off, there are the big categories like what we default to when we think about architects (buildings) but there are also naval, landscape and even IT architects (for me something far removed).

Within the architecture profession you could focus or dedicate your career to a specific typology or role. The main roles I described here: What does an Architect do? but among these roles you could become further specialized. There are also a number of careers, satellites of the profession, where an architect can flourish like: professors, critics, accreditation boards, permits, urban master planning, construction management, construction product development, sustainability, facilities management, developer/real estate, renderings/visualizations and models.

Back to what we call Architect (or building architect) within the roles you can choose to dedicate your career to one typology as a planner or designer for residential, education, healthcare, cultural, sports and many others. You can also choose to dedicate to one part of the construction documentation or process like a envelope/skin expert or a construction administration expert. ).

This list is probably (most definitely) incomplete and if you are reading this you are invited to add types I missed on the comments.

Originally posted by zzdrkzz