Got an email last night from Erika, a young, driven former schoolmate who had to put her architecture dreams on hold due to migration to a different country. Now she has a number of questions that I’d gladly shed some light on. Let’s check out what she had to say.
Hey Aldo! :)
I came across your website just recently. It's really refreshing to know that a Filipino site like this exists!
As a fresh graduate and someone already exposed to the working environment in the corporate world of Architecture, I thought you might be able to give me a lot of perspective on things. If you have the time to go through this, it would help me significantly! I'm sorry this popped in so randomly. Any kind of insight would be great.
This might be long and a little confusing; I apologize in advance, huhu.
Hey there Erika! 🙂 So nice to know that you appreciate the site. It’s really been my goal to put some Philippine context in the myriad of architectural learning sites for students. I’d be glad to help; go on and tell me your story. Continue reading “Is It Too Late to Start Pursuing Architecture Again?” (Q&A #7)
Got an email from Sheena, a fresh applicant in my beloved college org. She has a concern that I’m sure many freshmen in architecture school have: how to combat the woes of manual drafting. Go on girl, take the floor.
Good day Kuya Aldo! I'm Sheena, an ASA-APP who got your autograph last Hiyas :) But who I am doesn't matter (I'm a freshie who never took manual drafting and art classes before entering UP arki tho).
My problem is, my class for Arch 1 was either free cut, an off-topic discussion, or a lecture of a lesson for the nth time, so I still suck at drafting (especially lettering) and I still don't know how to construct floor plans and elevations and sections. I have only 7 Arch 1 meetings left.
I don't know what to do. I've considered reading books but I don't know what book to start with. P.S. I was so happy when I found about this website! I immediately saved all the articles to my Pocket and I make it a point to read at least one article everyday :D
Continue reading 10 ESSENTIAL Tips for Drafting Like a Pro (Q&A #3)
(Click HERE if you’d like to backtrack to BLOGDATE #1)
Welcome back to the spanking new blog! (in terms of layout, anyway)
I was being a bit of a scientist lately, and this new layout is the product of my research & monitoring of stats and figures. So far, so good, readership is growing steadily in response to the incremental changes and additional content. So I am quite bouncy and happy given our current trajectory.
Hope you like how everything’s coming along so far, but again, if you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear how I can make this blog better for you.
In our previous BLOGDATE a couple of weeks ago, I gave you a glimpse as to what I’m working for months and months down the road. For this second one, I’m be talking about a few more immediate happenings just around the bend. Continue reading BLOGDATE #2: New Layout, Upcoming Mailing List, Free Ebook!
Welcome to your first date with Adam.
Please don’t run away and allow me to explain. I want to do a lot of good with this site as it develops, and I want you guys to know how I’m doing every step of the way. So I’ll be writing regular blog updates (blog-dates, get it?) to keep you in step with how I’m working to make Overcoming Archi-torture a better, more effective piece of textual intercourse for everyone.
It’s part of my commitment to transparency, and hopefully bringing down the walls somewhat will allow me to reach out in a more comfortable manner. Boom boom pow.
Today’s Blogdate (the firrsst!) will introduce the blog in its first iteration, give the first glimpse of the book’s progress, and fill you in on what to expect from me in the near future. Continue reading BLOGDATE #1: Good Beginnings – What to Expect?