The architecture club had the honor of inviting two Alumni from New York City College of technology to be guess speakers. Both graduates work in fields that are associated to the architecture profession. The female speaker works in specifications. She receives the construction documents, she determines the specific types of materials need for the project. The male speaker works in lighting design company. His job is to come up with solution to illuminate and make spaces feel comfortable as well as looks beautiful. This serves as a reminder that students can also venture into other fields related to architecture if they choose to.
Wednesday 28th, 2018
- First part of Class:
- We had a guess speaker from the professional development center who came to talk about Resumes.
- Job and internship area available and can be accessed at https://citytech-cuny-csm.symplicity.com
- Second Session of Class:
- Three main factors of an Architectural Project. USE à TIMEàBUDGET
USEà Owners Needs
TIMEà Duration of project from start to finish.
Budgetà All Budgets must contain Contingency because changes and unknown factors always occur during construction.
- What does Architecture Do for the Owners?
- Planning and Design
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Documents
- Construction Procurement
After each stage the Architect is required to re-estimate the budget and time.
Architect writes up change orders, change orders gets approved by the architecture/owner.
Contractor gets directions from Architecture on what to do. Contactors never make change orders, they can only request.