Message - Re: course still being discouraged ?

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Posted by  Gabs on August 06, 2003 at 18:39:44:

In Reply to:  course still being discouraged ? posted by Floval on July 06, 2003 at 19:21:30:

Hi's amazing the kind of coincidences that occur in people's lives..i'm a third year college student in canada and i'm in a 4 year Architectural Technology program and right now i'm about to finish my 8 month internship in a hospital planning department..anyways, i stumbled into this forum as i did a search on yahoo for "discouraged architecture", as i was feeling so discouraged from continuing my dream of becoming an architect. Today i made a big mistake ( for the second time!!) on site verifications and spent nearly all afternoon working on several design proposals (with the wrong measurements!!) needless to say my supervisor was vexed, but most of all disappointed in's the second time i make this stupid mistake and many others, i'm an excellent student (not to brag or anything) i do really good in school but when it comes to being productive and putting confidence in my work i'm a total wreck..even a person that doesn't know anything about architecture would make less mistakes than has become really frustrating that after 8 months i'm still making the same mistake i made the first month in my placement...and all i could feel was anger and worthlessness. I had a little meeting with my supervisor the other day and he wasn't out to make me feel bad..but he noticed my lack of progress and he advised me to maybe turn to art instead because he was becoming concerned..that when he compares my performance with all the other students he's had before he says i'm not the worse, however i'm below average and i should become an "artist" instead..until i read your posting in this forum..i realized that i would regret it the rest of my life if i gave up now...
I think your case is very encouraging, i do suggest you continue with architecture and as soon as you finish your degree you should join a group of "consultants" and little by little become independant enough to have your own firm, once you've achieved experience you can hire students (better than me i hope) to keep your work up to date..that's what i would do in your shoes... this message is a bit outdated, but i hope it's served some purpose, because yours helped me cope with today..thanx!

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