Shay replied to the topic Grad School Decision: Texas A&M or Harvard GSD in the forum EDUCATION 8 years, 2 months ago
Thank you for your input! I actually just got off the phone with a friend who is a current student and, coincidentally enough, she said something similar to what you shared. This new perspective definitely has me leaning toward Harvard, based on my career goals.
Shay replied to the topic Engineering AND Architecture in the forum EDUCATION 8 years, 7 months ago
I never meant to imply that I would be the person doing all of the work. I meant to say I would have the background and skillset to be part of each stage of the project. That means I could work with a team and give input on the environmental chemistry as well as the master planning. Does that make sense?
I want to be on the more technical side of…[Read more]
“…our job is to synthesize information into a well orchestrated, beautiful symphony of disciplines and specialties.”
I think that was beautifully put. That really makes sense. I’m still doing plenty of exploring on my end to figure out what my own strengths are and which field I may be more drawn to. But I’ll hold that statement in my mind as I…[Read more]
Money well spent! Thank you for your input! I’m sure the bond I am trying to forge does develop over years of experience, but having it in mind from the beginning is a start.
I’m glad to hear that you’ve experienced so much crossover in the small firm environment because I prefer them as well.
I understand where you’re coming from but I think you are segmenting the fields a little more than necessary.
Yes the way of thinking/approaching a problem is definitely different. Yes, they achieve different goals. However, I still fail to see why a union between civil engineering and architecture is more accepted than one between environmental…[Read more]
Thanks for the perspective.
I know it sounds like I want to be the “one stop shop” but I think I’m unsuccessfully trying to ask about the PE/RLA experience. What is that combination like? Do the two fields even combine well? Is the work a balance of both or do you still have to ‘choose a side’?
I’m glad you emphasize work because I am starting to…[Read more]
I understand what you are saying. If I work in a firm that, for example, has an engineering department and landscape architecture department, then my tasks have a chance to become more blended.
Are you telling me that there are positions where LAs are a part of the analysis of the site, determination and implementation of the remediation method as…[Read more]