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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Final Studio Review!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for IMG_1609.JPGLike most things in life, a semester of studio work boils down to a five-minute presentation in front of professional architects and your sleep-deprived classmates. Thankfully, the architecture studio professors understand your excited, sleep-deprived emotions. Each studio professor brings an assortment of beverages and food for students and professionals to enjoy.

The day of my review began at 1pm in Rapson Courtyard. My studio professor had already set a scheduled time for each group to present. Since our studio was working on a project in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, members of the community were invited to attend. Dayton's Bluff is located north of St. Paul. Our site was located next to Metropolitan State University. Getting feedback from prospective clients during the review was exciting. My group's project was commended for focusing on creating a community on our site. All of our sleepless nights, long talks, and redesigning, finally paid off in the end.

390819_10150511697026113_162269036112_11084109_889436514_n.jpgPro Tip: No matter how tired you are, don't forget to dress to impress. I would suggest business attire (no jeans).

The day was filled with intelligent dialogue, questions, and proposals. Overall, it was an experience you can only receive from a great school!

Have a great week!

Holly Engle
Architecture, Bachelor of Science