This blog has been on and off for the long and wandering journey that has lead up to my acceptance into Dalhousie's Architecture Program. In fact, as I look back at some of the posts- well, they seem a little silly now. Yet, it's proof that I got here. Going forward, I plan to publish notes and photographs of my journey through architecture school. To begin, this evening I did a HUGE overhaul on the look of this blog, and rewrote a brand new About section that goes a little something like this...
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.
Follow me on twitter if you’d like to keep up on my life (inside and outside architecture school).Cheers, / Matt