Posted by steveA on December 03, 2002 at 09:47:12:
In Reply to: How do you put a grade on your ability? posted by Bravoboy on December 01, 2002 at 21:19:18:
My experience in school and as a juror has been that what is graded is not only the product (does it stand up to the myriad of questions an architect might ask of it?) but also the process. Some would place more emphasis on the latter. Has the student shown evidence of an intelligent search? Is he or she identifying the correct problems and exploring answers in a clear and logical (dare I say rational?) way? Do the results benefit from this exploration? This is a simplistic way of stating it. The specific criterion for this examination would be different for everyone and could require volumes to write down as some of it may be at an intuitive level. I'm sure that most profs. also react to some degree with the gut...sometimes just a reaction to the visual quality of the work. Subjective reactions are usually based on the evaluator's personal experiences; an accumulation of architectural images past and present that add up to something akin to "taste". Criticism that is entirely of that nature is not criticism.
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