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No More School!

Blog Prompt # 4:
If you were completely released from the constraints of the ‘architecture school’ program, what would you do architecturally, artistically, bodily, lyrically, etc that would still have an impact on your environment. Describe a real or imagined place which might allow you to do this. Explore through images and text

No more school. No more credits. No more classes. No more advisers. No more Rapson. No more PowerPoints. No more VanDuzer. However, learning continues. Working cooperatively with others continues. Taking notes continues. All of the things that we are supposed to "take with us" after architecture school would continue.


For the first stretch of my unconstrained education, I would play. Reverting back to my childhood, I would probably spend weeks making a pointless city out of Legos until I got bored.


Then, I would search for "something more" and attempt to have a purpose with my play. The above photo of Lego "art" illustrates my need for my creations to have a deeper purpose than just play.

lego work.jpg

Feeling unaccomplished, I would get a "real job" in an office... where I would get bogged down by cubicles, memos, and staplers leaving me wondering why I left an opportunity to be "unconstrained".


Then I would gather with all of my abandoned architecture school friends and build houses with my man, Ty Pennington. Although an overly dramatic TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is how I envision architecture to affect change: to give one family new hope by offering them their own space to be. Traveling in service is how I would choose to affect my environment.


dear mr kirk we rilly need your help