Message - Re: How to be involved in architecture if you're not studying architecture?

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Posted by  JHG on November 25, 2003 at 13:13:04:

In Reply to:  How to be involved in architecture if you're not studying architecture? posted by Jon on November 24, 2003 at 08:19:56:

Gads Jon, you surprise me. Found your inquiry by accident perusing the web looking for resource material on another subject. I will get back to my search after the following:

In order to be involved in something "cool", get prepared! You asked total strangers for recommended books and those not recommended. Go to a book store, open the books that interest you. Make you own choices!

Next, look for volunteers world wide who are doing work. Our church went to Mexico to build homes for the poor. Back breaking but "cool".

There are volunteer organizations building stone walls in France, restoring villas in Italy, doing things in Prague.

And, there are little groups doing houses for humanity. Check it out!

Go to Home Depot, look for publications on how to build a small storage shed.

Go to a lumber yard, become a sales clerk.

Go to a construction site, ask questions. See how things go together.

Go to a demolition site, ask questions. See how things come apart.

Go to professional building/design organizations near you.

Look up key words on the web.

Watch special building programs on TV.

Go to Yale.

And finally my friend, learn how to think on your own.

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