About

Hi, my name is Matt C Reynolds.

I am an intensively driven and creative person no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I am endlessly fascinated by the world of wine, coffee and anything culinary. I also have a deep passion for riding, building and restoring bicycles.

On August 3rd, 2013, I was accepted into the Architecture program at Dalhousie University. It was one of the most exciting days of my life- if not the most exciting day.

The goal of this blog is to document the madness that ensues leading up to architecture school, and more importantly, the madness of architecture school itself.

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A VERY short synopsis of why I wanted to become an Architecture Student

My training prior to admission lies in five years of schooling at Memorial University of Newfoundland as a Double Major in Anthropology and Folklore (Bachelor of Arts). Let it be known, however, that I was one term short of officially completing that B.A. I have long been interested in photography, and in combination with the training I received at University I am equipped with the tools needed to do great fieldwork. I was able to study under some excellent professors, and push the boundaries along the way with architecturally-themed projects.

Outside of school, I have long held interest in legos (cheesy right? But it’s true). Before venturing into Folklore and Anthropology, abandoned buildings piqued my interest and I was always fascinated by how these structures both previously and currently function in the community. I have also held interest in quality coffee and espresso for over ten years, and have most recently taken on wine in a big way: I’m a certified International Sommelier Guild Level Two.

The relationship of space and place, terroir, and the study of vernacular (local) building styles all lie near and dear to my heart.

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Follow me on twitter if you’d like to keep up on my life (inside and outside architecture school).

Cheers,
/ Matt
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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: October and November 2009 Polyphasic Bloggers « jorel314

  2. It’d be interesting to see the endgame of your ‘book’. I’ll be keeping a close, intriguing eye on your blog. ciao.
    p.s how rad is coffee?

  3. I just read your comments on my article, “Urban Terroir,” and bookmarked the rest of your “vernacular” notes for future reading. I’m glad you found it interesting. I wrote another one, “Density & Urbanity,” for Livable Urbanism, posted by them at the end of 2010. It references Leopold Kohr and Ivan Illich on the subject of “proportionality.” You might like it. Would like to learn more about your “terroir” project. – John Parman

    • Thanks so much for getting in touch.

      Once I finish this term at University I’m going to do some more reading, and I’ll be happy to look into it.
      I’m going to get back to working on this blog more, and shooting more photos as well.

      Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, and providing me with a good source.

      Best,
      – Matt

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