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College of Design

Friday, January 8, 2016

Semesters Past

Alas, the semester has come to an end and I am just months away from graduation. A design education can be incredibly new every semester –new classes, professors, and challenges. However, what is incredibly rewarding is being able to recognize the skills that you have obtained over the years. The things you are learning DO matter, no matter how silly they may seem at the time.

This semester was a difficult one, and I am happy to have it finished and in the books. Us “archies” like to think of architecture as “practical art,” which has both practical, and sometimes boring, elements along with creative, and mostly exciting, elements. This semester focused less on the creative part and more on the practical part. But this is part of architecture, and although the classes were difficult or perhaps did not let all my creative juices flow, they were incredibly necessary for my future. In these classes specifically for architecture students, the professors were able to make sure we could see how the things we were learning relate back to our future profession, which I believe was very beneficial. After it is all said and done, I like to think of these incredibly difficult and challenging semesters as true learning experiences, both educational and personal. Take a minute to check out all of the classes the BS architecture program has to offer here!

Also, take a look at my final presentation board from studio. Our professor had us largely focus on section cuts through our building.