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
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
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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