Keys to pass your first semester in Architecture School

You may not have studied or had the opportunity to study architecture before. It can be daunting prospect, especially for the first year.

The thought processes and projects that lie ahead of you (although very exciting) will likely present a whole new way of working and thinking, particularly in terms of the learning structure and techniques required to successfully pass them.

So here are few tips that will help you with your first semester of Architecture School

  • Design Studio class

Get to know your classmates, you will spend most of your times with them for the next five years. It creates a collaborative environment, provides a team working atmosphere to overcome difficult aspects of your project.

  • Be equipped

It is crucial, architecture is an expensive course. Make sure you have the right equipment from the pen to your laptop. There are many other drawing tools that you must prepare and should be with you all the time.

  • Be open-minded and learn from the others

Do not shut yourself from the others, learning brings back to the collaboration ethos of a studio environment and working with your peers

  • Keep your initial ideas private

Start your idea of your design privately, but once developed, share with the people around you and get them to critique and open discussion. It will help you see and highlight areas you might not seen

  • Attendance

Although architecture school can be self-directed study, extreme amount of absence will not be tolerated. You will miss valuable parts of the course and its content

  • Be active outdoor

Join a sport team or participate in other activities. Create friendships outside of architecture school. Architecture School can be an intense environment, but it will be over before you know it, make the most of it

  • Read

Reading can be a very beneficial to your self-growth, it also help with your initial ideas. Make sure you find 30 minutes of your time for reading

  • Have fun

Architecture is the most freest learning experience you would have, every new project brings a new challenge, methods and areas to learn, it’s fun

Today we just listed some of the important keys that will help you in your first year in Architecture School.

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Do not be an architect, Unless!

You have dreams about being an architect?

You need to read the below points in order to be a successful architect. There are many tips which can help you to be a good architecture student, do not miss any of them.

You might think being an architect is very prestigious, think twice about that

Here are the common mistakes made by many architecture students:

  • Choosing the wrong field

You might think it’s cool to secure an architect job, but the fact is that you need to have passion and enjoy playing with colors, forms, and lines.

  • Wasting time

You must always insure to have the best design idea; however, wasting too much time might result in a hurried, last-minute submission of flimsy projects

  • Weak designs

Focus on complex compositions, be imaginative and innovative. Do not expect a good mark if you submit a poor and cheesy work. Producing a well-balanced design is always challenging, but it can be obtained by giving attention to you design.

  • Improvement

Turn your weakness into strengths. Practice always makes perfect, learn to use distracting mechanisms by flaunting your own strengths.

  • Development over time

It is what the examiners usually want, do not send negative signs by producing undeveloped work.

  •  Restarting your work

Many students have the habit to abandon the old work and start over. Notice that what seem “weak” to you might end up to be amazing design. Do not fall into the trap.

  • Copying others

Committing plagiarism is one of the gravest mistakes. It only shows that you are not qualified and the lack of originality and interest

  • Visual level

Architects should have an excellent, refined presentation. You should show your commitment and reflect how organized your work is.

  • Procrastination

It is one of the most common mistakes among architecture students. Many highly skillful students tend to procrastinate and delay their work, planning the process of your design is essential.

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