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Posted by  alleycat on August 13, 2003 at 14:00:58:

In Reply to:  Re: FINAL THESIS IDEAS posted by Jim on August 12, 2003 at 08:43:47:

Dear Jim,

I have many choice words that I could say to you but I will refrain.

First of all I agree with you in the fact that architecture is a business first and foremost. Some architecture proffessors tend to lose grasp of this fact with flights of fancy. But when a student is in school making money on the projects we design is not a concern. We are in school in order to learn how to design not learn how the business works. That is what our required internship is for. (And by the way I have worked in an architectural office so I know what the "real" architecture profession is like.)

I also agree with you that if you don't have a passion to design then you should not be in this field but I have to point out that my issue with not being able to figure out what I want to do for a thesis is not related to the fact that I do not know how or do not have a passion to design. It is simply (as I think for most people) that there is so many things that you can do for thesis it's hard to decide what to do. When you are presented with a range of anything for your project it is hard to narrow down that field. I am utterly insulted that you imply that I should get out of the field of architecture when it is the love of my life. It is what keeps me going, gets me up in the morning, etc.

Last of all I think that you need to grow a "MATURITY" yourself if you can't understand the delema that students are put under when presented with the problem of deciding on a thesis. It is not the easiest task in the world and does not always come naturally.

Thank you,


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