I'm pretty sure modern refers to the modern architecture era or "the international style" while contemporary is current. I don't know if in the future we will have a different word for whats current and we'll refer to our era as contemporary, or if contemporary is an ever present state..
I am not sure if this is something that you have discussed before but I have been wondering this for quite some time. After experiencing the everyday use of these terms for he past 5 years: Is there/what is the difference between the terms 'Modern' and 'Contemporary' when speaking about things in the Design world?!
I always viewed contemporary as an interior design/furniture design word. I dunno. What do ya’ll think?
I just graduated with my BSArch and am thinking about working in an office and getting experience before going back and getting my masters degree. What is the job market like? Do I even stand a chance with just a Bachelors? I'm very worried that I won't be able to find a job in a competitive environment.
Good market or bad market you should be sending out ur resume like a fiend. You really hafta realize that even if things are getting better the flood gates are literally opening with lotsa competition. Stay strong.
I'm a 2nd year student and I want to know how to get over my fear of speaking in front of the professors and jurors? I have this fear of speaking out loud, I know eventually it's gonna be the reason if ever I fail in the future -.- I get all nervous and forget what I want to say and just mess up my whole presentation. Also, I couldnt participate actively in class... it's not helping me at all :(
Well I can’t really answer ur question but I will ask u a question. What do u really think is in half the peoples cups during reviews? Hint:most of the time it ain’t coffee
I went to the University at Buffalo for my undergraduate which is located in Buffalo NY. The Giants were in the Superbowl against the New England Patriots. It was a true David vs. Goliath story because the Pats were undeafeated that season. We had a review the following Tuesday so it meant that weekend was nothing but studio work.
Like true New Yorkers we just decided take a break and cheer for our team and then go back to work. The following morning my professor came in the room very happy and said “How bout them Giants!!!!!!” We all cheered gleefully and were high fiving each other. A second later he said “Why the fuck were’nt you in studio???”
The moral is professors are aware of things outside architecture and they are extremely clever when it comes to making you incriminate yourself.
Hi, I'm an architecture student from Australia and I was wondering how the semester works in the States? You mention stuff like 'mid semester review' in your posts. Never heard of anything like that here. We get an assignment every 2/3 weeks starting from the first day of sem to the last. Just wondering how it works on the other side (:
Usually u are dedicated to a single project for one entire semester. In the earlier years they give you little exercises and research projects which pertain (or should pertain) to your semesters work. The mid semester review is a staple when it comes to American Architectural schools. Sometimes (depending on the professor) You can have reviews every week, every month or even just the mid and final review (I once had 2 reviews a every week). Now each review has different levels of intensity (casual-formal). It can be just amongst ur peers and professor, the professor may ask a friend to come in. Now desk crits and 1 on 1 pinups are another thing on its own but is still essential to studio. The mid and final review usually calls in the big guns. I’m talking the dean/chair or ur school, the coordinators of Master or Undergrad programs and most importantly guest Reviewers. These people are usually flown in across the country (in sum cases the world). Depending on ur school and professors the guest reviewers will vary. My school had a lot of Princeton grads for professors so they pulled in sum big names from other schools and employees from big firms. This once happened in another school where Peter Eisenman, Thom Mayne, Wolf Prix and Raimund Abraham were in the same crit arguing. More minds mean more conflict. It can be good or bad.
About to finish my undergrad in Art History with a minor in Architectural Studies. I have some decent drawings, but my portfolio is meager at best. I'd like to get architecture-related work that could help me build my portfolio before I apply to school to go after my MArch1. What are the restrictions or opportunities that someone in my position should be aware of while looking for work? More specifically, how realistic is it to think I can find work/dig in at a firm without a license/pro degree?
I’m not gonna lie but its gonna be tough to find an internship. But grad school especially M Arch 1 takes people without a full blown arch ground. I went to school with English and Music majors. So just build ur port on whatever you have.