Final Studio, Housing and Institutions

So back in Syracuse and entering the final studio of my graduate education. Took long enough, right? (oh wait there’s still THESIS!)

If things go as plan Bike and Build and affordable housing should feature prominently in my studio work. Both offer an institution to deconstruct analyze and recreate. Our VC’s studio brief says in part, “ It will ask whether an architect might use her particular skills and knowledge to shape social institutions themselves, without the mediator of a building; it will also address whether the crafting of a design for a particular social institution, say a library or a prison, can look beyond current formal preoccupations, toward investigation into the very form of the institutional building and of a particular institution’s organization. ”

stay tuned, I may need my B&Bers to help out with this!

M

obsessedbythegrid:

LOKOMOTIV Architects

obsessedbythegrid:

LOKOMOTIV Architects

(Source: volume-control)

We will never forget.

We will never forget.

Sometimes camera phones take the best photos - too much of a good time for a telephoto lens.

Sometimes camera phones take the best photos - too much of a good time for a telephoto lens.

Starting Studio in NYC! Occasionally I will be posting updates from New York about my experiences exploring architecture in the city. Check back for updates!

Starting Studio in NYC! Occasionally I will be posting updates from New York about my experiences exploring architecture in the city. Check back for updates!

Reblog if you think the next disney prince should be GAY.

ohsoimplacable:

4 million and counting

5 million

This should get to 10 million, come on people.

Always reblog when it comes up on my dash.

I’m still waiting for a long distance Disney prince and princess.

(Source: charizzaaa, via runnersfour)

Bike and Build grant in action - plus its an AIAS group. Hollar.

Finally a video of US!!! Thanks Cececlia!

$5,294.16

Five thousand two hundred ninety-four dollars and sixteen cents is the final amount that donors sponsoring my ride this summer helped me raise. A couple weeks ago I received an email from on of the beneficiaries and want to pass that onto you now.

Marcus,

Hello from Home HeadQuarters! We finally discovered that you were the person who initiated (and did all of the pedaling for) our recent donation from Bike & Build. We wanted to say thanks and let you know how much we appreciate your help. As you may know, so many federal housing programs are being cut or discontinued that funding for upcoming projects is extremely limited. At the same time, the need for affordable housing and home improvement financing is growing every day. Hopefully, we can continue to engage people like you on housing needs, especially for lower-income families.

I’d like to sign you up for our newsletter (an email version that goes out monthly) so you can stay tuned to all of our upcoming volunteer events, etc. If you would prefer we didn’t sign you up, or need anything else from us in terms of an official letter for your donation, please don’t hesitate to email or call.

Thanks again for your help and we hope you have a great Holiday Season!

Karen Schroeder
Resource Development &
Government Relations Manager

Thanks to you families across the country have a place to call home this Christmas.

M

Apparently Katie Perry thinks architects are cold hearted bitches. She’s not completely wrong.