Term 1 Ends + Winter Break

It’s been a while since I’ve updated…

Champagne Veuve Doussot to bring in the New Year

Champagne Veuve Doussot to bring in the New Year

The end of Term 1 became so intense I was unable to post. On top of everything, in my last 4 days of the term I had to pull 3 all nighters…

Truthfully I’ve been hesitant to revisit the end of Term 1 – not because it wasn’t amazing – but rather it was a lot. A lot happened, a lot of work was made, and there is just so much to recount. Rather than retell everything, I’m putting a placeholder here (that holds an imaginably large amount of work).

Instead I’d like to say that Term 1 was relatively abstract. It was meant to be overwhelming – and, more importantly, immersive. It’s like an introduction to architecture on steroids. There’s a lot to do and a lot learn- and when you’re not learning or doing, you still have to learn.

Lastly, is the Process Portfolio. This is a record of all your original work. At Dalhousie, the format is 24″ by 36″ (that’s 2 feet by 3 feet!). Included are your drawings, sketches and just about everything else you can think of. This is not a graded portfolio, nor is it used to apply for work. The Process Portfolio is simply used to hold your work and allow your architecture tutor to look through it. It also helps the critiquing professors grade your work, as well as help (or hinder) your promotion to the Masters of Architecture program. And, last but not least, it allows you to see and learn how you work – your process (as the name suggests).

I’ll get an update about the first month of Term 2 up shortly.

Stay Creative,
/ Matt

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