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2012-11-17 12:44:03 AM
3 votes:
that's like the opposite of what's happening
2012-11-17 03:23:34 AM
2 votes:
Smeggy Smurf is full of sht. 2-3 years to take the tests? How you figure that? You need at least 7 years. Architects hire you to do their most boring tasks. This helps you meet about 10% of the IDP credits. When you look for different tasks to meet the other credit requirements is about when they run out of work. You get laid off, you look for new work, no one is hiring, no one will even take your calls.

Meanwhile why the snarking at students?! Everyone has to get started somewhere. I'd hate to see the student who only took mechanicals, statics, and materials. The only chance most architects will ever get to experiment with design is in school.

As Smeggy Smurf says, most of an architect's work is with computer assisted drafting and modeling programs that focus on systems integration. The young architects, and the not so young, spend most of their lives helping the "starchitecs" dreams come true. What sets the firm's principals apart from their draftsmen (intern architecs and community college draftsment) and project architects is simply ego, imagination, and salesmenship. Mainly it's ego and salesmenship.
2012-11-17 12:56:36 AM
2 votes:
I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...
2012-11-17 12:28:19 PM
1 votes:
Seriously, these guys are going to make so much money when Occupy [insert town here] comes back. Think of all that sweet trust-fund money!

Only question left is: where do I invest?
2012-11-17 10:11:19 AM
1 votes:

Kalashinator: fusillade762: Kalashinator: You realize that's 21 degrees Celsius, right? Multiply by 1.8, add 32 and bam! 69.8 Fahrenheit. Damn cozy to me.

I looked at the image again and it says "21 F". Someone from that part of Canada help me out: does it really hit almost 70 in the middle of the night there?

Whoopsies. My eyes focused on the blue "C" and I thought it was just Canadian temperature being all metric-y.


As someone who read the original article while sitting in the Air Canada lounge @ YEG waiting for a midnight flight to someplace warmer I can assure you it was not 70 degrees in the snowbanks outside

/getting a kick
2012-11-17 07:44:34 AM
1 votes:
All I see are four Canadian stoners who moved their dorm furniture out onto the street for some reason.
2012-11-17 07:18:50 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...

You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.


Stiff much? You must be a farking blast to hang out with. Cock.

/ You don't have to wear your sword of damocles gameface all the farking time to be taken seriously.
2012-11-17 06:36:08 AM
1 votes:

Kalashinator: You realize that's 21 degrees Celsius, right? Multiply by 1.8, add 32 and bam! 69.8 Fahrenheit. Damn cozy to me.


I looked at the image again and it says "21 F". Someone from that part of Canada help me out: does it really hit almost 70 in the middle of the night there?
2012-11-17 03:56:09 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...

You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.


Aw, thats cute :)
2012-11-17 02:13:16 AM
1 votes:
I want an adult sized play ground darn it!
2012-11-17 01:45:47 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people,


that fark up would be an engineer's. Also i want an architect who looks at what they do as fun and as basically getting to do what they did as a kid, just with a paycheck and full size. A serious architect is as good as dead.
2012-11-17 01:36:48 AM
1 votes:
Fark it, I'm turning my living room into a couch fort when I get home. Let the room mates figure that one out in the morning
2012-11-17 01:09:10 AM
1 votes:

Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...


You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.
2012-11-17 01:05:01 AM
1 votes:
With used furniture and a tarp to block the wind, their "forts" will offer free hot chocolate and a casual place to socialize, starting Friday. The installation is meant to change to a physical space to encourage more social interaction between strangers on city streets


Yes, I'm imagining 4 homeless guys and a stray cat hanging out in it right now.
2012-11-17 01:00:03 AM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
//dnrtfa
2012-11-17 12:47:58 AM
1 votes:

"Red Lobster standing by...

Come in douche fort..."


"This is douche fort."

2012-11-17 12:46:53 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Sounds cozy...

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They realize that their future as architects isn't very bright, so they pull off this stunt in the hopes of being different and edgy. Unfortunately for them, now everyone knows their future is not very bright because they build sheet forts outside in the middle of November, in farking Canada. At least kids have the common sense to do it inside.
2012-11-17 12:45:20 AM
1 votes:
Those aren't architects. Those are pretentious twatwaffles I wouldn't hire to design a shiathouse
 
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