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Transformers is real!!

What’s the secret ingredient to developing a sustainable high-rise? You may be surprised to find out that it’s wood; particularly cross-laminated timber. Several recent publications have highlighted this type of construction. CLT is an engineered wood that is created by cross-layering, gluing and pressing beams of wood together up to a foot thick. The result is “plywood on steroids” as referred to in a March Popular Science Article. The competition among architects for the next tallest wood high-rise has started and the race is heating up.

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On the contrary, architecture students can definitely live disciplined lives. It’s about time management and setting priorities; a routine that takes some time to find and get used to. I’ll share with you how I went about getting setting a routine:
I just finished my undergrad and I found my routine in third year. My first year was complete shit; I had no sense of time, priorities, or tasks. Being social was more important and the amount of work didn’t match with that. I’m not saying I couldn’t have friends, but I should have been more selective of my time and where I spent it on.
Second year was a slap in the face with project after project; there was so much work that I felt like it was the only thing I was doing. First part of third year was similar, but then the second part I start to plan out my tasks better.
Fourth year become much easier to handle because I would arrive in studio at 7 in the morning everyday (I’ve done so since second year) but this time around actually do work and focus, because I know later on in the day I’m going to take breaks for lunch, coffee, or socializing. After classes I stay in studio to work till about 6 in the evening and that’s when my day ends. After 6, I don’t do work (unless it’s really needed with deadlines and such) to spend the night with my son and fiancé.
So the idea is to set priorities, plan your time wisely, and focus! I’ve grown comfortable with this routine and I can’t wait to continue it in M.Arch this fall.
I hope this helps you all get an idea of how long it actually can take for you to find your rhythm. Some people are lucky and find their routine right away or not. Try and find what works for you, what makes you get work done while also fulfilling your other personal needs in life.
For some reference read my posts:
How do you manage your time in architecture school?
What are the pros and cons of being an architecture student?

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