Case Study #1

As a professional architect, you have the responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public however, this is not always the case. Like in Case Study #1 where an architect was given the task of designing a house using poured-in-place concrete. Where he quickly learned that the superintendent of the construction had been cheating on the cement content, the problem with this is that the concrete cannot meet its full strength causing a safety hazard for anybody who inhabits the house. What’s worst is the architect has reason to believe that the owner knew about the cheating.
I believe that the architect has the responsibility as a professional to inform a superior of the situation like the DOB. If anything were to happen the architect in charge of the project could have a lawsuit in his hands or worst it could harm someone innocent. The architect could also leave the project and the contractor’s requisition should not be certified.

Dream Career

Being an architecture student takes a lot of dedication. You have to put in work, effort, and perseverance. Thankfully I’m almost done with college this being my last year of it but, in the future, I would like to go forward with my education and go to grad school seeking to pursue my masters in Urban Design. 

Urban Design focuses on creating new, equitable, beautiful, and sustainable forms of technology to make cities more functional and better equipped for anybody who lives there. It would be my dream to work in an architecture office in New York City, London or Singapore some of the busiest cities in the world. Where I could have a position in which I can create positive contributions in cultural, technological, and environmental engagements. Making cities and urban life better is beneficial for everyone because it could mean a safer more productive way of living and to me, that’s important as a New Yorker and future architect.