One Week Until Construction Begins

Happy Saturday, well it was Saturday when I started writing this!  It is a beautiful day outside, but unfortunately myself and four other students are stuck in the shop in order to finish our boxes for ITC before our due date on Tuesday.  The first week back from break was a bit hectic with a few presentations and other deadlines for Studio V and other classes, but we are all hoping that the weekend will give much of us a chance to catch back up.  I am busy coordinating our 3D model and developing a numbering system that will allow us to stay organized when constructing the numerous wooden members and erecting the wall on site.

Many of us in studio have not had much experience in terms of building so it is going to take a lot of collaboration and patience with one another to achieve our goal.  I am really happy that I have had the chance to be in this type of studio environment where a project becomes reality.  I learned from four years of undergraduate architecture school that even when you are struggling you are always learning.  There were times during school when I thought that a task or project I was working on was not worth my time or maybe it was just about something that didn’t exactly spark my interest, but you can learn something from anything that you do in life.  What is important is to keep an open mind and to try to understand what you are doing the best you can in order to move forward.  We are never going to design or build the perfect project, nothing is ever that carefully thought, something can always be change.  I think that the semester here at the CAC.C has taught me that some things are just the way that they are no matter how good of intentions you may have had in the beginning, you have to learn how to accept it, do the best with what kind of hand you are dealt and make the best play.  Nothing will ever go exactly as planned and instead of stressing over the what ifs I need to make the most of what I have and what I can do.

Well, I didn’t intend to get all philosophical, but I have to get back to work!

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