It’s been a while since I’ve last written something on Tumblr, but since it’s the end of the semester and beginning of summer, I feel the need to update myself in writing.
I have learned quite a bit this semester, and it’s probably been my busiest, yet. I’ve learned the basics about the industry, and what it takes to design and construct a building and I think I need some time to meditate on all this information. The workload may seem impossible at times, but at the end of the day, I’m still here and passionate about what I do.
Perhaps this summer I can focus on more conceptual things, and go back to that creativity and freeness that I’ve lost a bit. Designing a “real” building considering structure, MEP, and sustainability issues is definitely overwhelming for a semester long project. But, what’s done is done and I can only move forward. Re-visiting past critiques and comments on my work and myself as a designer, I am reminded that this is what I am meant to do. There is an intuitive quality about my work that I sometimes feel gets lost (especially this year with having a partner in comprehensive design). So next year should be an exciting time to work on design, and maybe this summer I will work on more personal projects.
What challenges will come my way? What books will I read? and what will be my inspiration? Maybe I will fill up a sketchbook full of drawings. Maybe I will paint more. Maybe I will try sculpture. Maybe I will fulfill my calling as an artist, or maybe it won’t work out.
I’m a thinker, passionate about what I do, and always questioning. I’m coming to realization that this is who I am, and always have been.