"Architectural problems can never be truly solved. just ultimately ignored."
the hard truth guys.
Submitted by Formative
I myself have taken a year off from studio and it did nothing but help me in every aspect of architecture. It allowed me to see the “game” of studio in different perspective…one way more clear and concrete. I realized my mistakes, how to work efficiently, and what to stress about. Those 3 things (to me) are most important in doing well in this lifestyle. Figuring out what to stress about is soooo important. You CANNOT fulfill every requirement/request that is given so you must know what is more important. On top of that, some things are just not worth doing, even if you are gonna loose points towards your grade. And finally, you gotta just DO DO DO DO DO…no more spending the night trying to decide which path of design to go on. If you do it, criticism and analysis will lead you in the right direction. Those are the things I learned from my year off, went from a B to an A student…oh and you’ll probably figure out if you really want to continue with architecture. If you don’t want to come back after that year…it’s not for you. So yea, totally worth it
Here’s a quote taken from our FB replying to the previous post about this from our friend Timmy Rea:
" I took a year off and it was the best decision I could make. I came back better, wiser, and with a more diverse background. Just don’t waste your ‘year off.’ Put it towards something different, interesting, and productive. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t.”