38 Things All Architecture Students Know Only Too Well
The life of a starchitect ain't easy.
Wearing the title of "archie" proudly – probably right on your sleeve.
Everyone thinking you're going to be designing famous skyscrapers one day:
Sleeping under your studio desk more than in your actual bed — and not feeling weird about it.
The important "materials" you keep in your studio desk tend to include an emergency liquor stash.
And when you're not drinking that, you're ingesting a steady flow of caffeine and sugar.
Forgetting what a "weekend" is supposed to be like:
Or what eating dinner at a real table feels like:
The glamour of the job hunt:
Sneaking in those last changes just before deadline:
Making that one miniscule adjustment to your model:
Using the laser cutter for pretty much everything, except actual assignments.
When someone tries to give you unsolicited feedback on a project:
Treasuring the little things in life.
Watching someone present a rather phallic design in front of the entire studio:
When someone asks you if you've ever had to pull an all-nighter:
The fact that you secretly love the rush of pulling an all-nighter:
"When was the last time I saved?" is promptly followed by:
As an upperclassman, looking back on first-year projects like...
When your computer can't handle running AutoCAD and any other program at the same time:
After hours of class, your standards for humor drop significantly.
Tensions running high approaching a deadline:
Realizing you aren't going to finish in time:
Trying to make your workspace as multi-purpose as possible:
Complaining about having no time to finish, yet continuing to find ways to procrastinate:
Watching someone bomb their presentation:
Feeling your presentation go steadily downhill but being powerless to stop it:
Having unusually strong emotions when it comes to fonts.
Struggling to fathom why others don't feel the same way.
The joys of design porn:
Putting in your blood, sweat, and tears – literally.
Leaving studio after a long night:
Your professor: "The grades are made up and the points don't matter."
Wishing you could say something like this during final crits:
Instead, saying a lot of this:
And sort of hating yourself for it.
Being beyond competitive with your fellow studiomates, but knowing there is no greater bond.
Having the ability to view the world in a very unique and beautiful way.
Above all, having the knowledge that sleep is an activity that can occur at any time...
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