case study #2 (the collapsed floor)

The cause of the collapsed floor, can be simply identified form the original required documents provided to the city, listing in details the design construction type, and the maximum allowable loads, the two main important accounts will provide the necessary information needed to determine if all of the drawings and specifications falls in line with city regulations.

This significant approach will also reveal who’s responsible for any failure the project has endured.

Case study #1

As an Architect, it is an obligation to seek to it that a commissioned project areĀ both satisfying and safe to the peopleĀ intendedĀ to occupy it. As stated in the book, ā€œProfessional Practiceā€ ā€œAn Architect serve two main functions, We are the creators, the designers, the authors, and theĀ coordinatorsĀ of all the other designĀ professionalĀ work. In these roles we take the information about the projectā€™s needs (the program), We synthesize the information (along with all of the site)in to designs, we elaborate on thoseĀ designs andĀ we produce working drawings and specifications that fully communicate what the owner contracts with the contractor to build and exactly how to build it.ā€

This simply translates that a the Architect is responsible for the best outcome of the commissioned project, and anything that falls out of line with such an agreement permits the termination or breech of the contract. In the case where the Architect discovers a cheatĀ  in the cement content, The architect must report the incident to the city. Though this may cost the Architect financially, it will be the best action, that will result to the safety of the pubic and even the security of he/sheā€™s profession.

My Dream Career!

As a young child, I have always been intrigued with space, it’s function and the general structure that is associated with it. Growing up among two other siblings, I was the rare child that found satisfaction with cleaning up our rooms, or the general house. It was anĀ  opportunity for me to make a unilateral decision about how the spaces that we occupied should look. Though my power was limited regarding the use of the spaces, I took it to my advantage to rearrange and orient the furniture, and hoped my parents would appreciate it.

As I advanced over the years in my education and self growth, itĀ  became clear that Architecture, Interior Designing and Development is truly what I’m passionate about.Ā  And after some thoroughly research and advisement from mentors, it is clear that a big demanding city that continues to grow like NYC will be the ideal place to practice and/or perform my career duties. As mentioned by my colleague Fernando; “you are likely to succeed with in theses areas if skill sets such as communication, time management work ethic and optimism is mastered.”Ā  I have worked to hone these skills of over the years studying architecture.

I plan to polish these skills more as I further my education in Grad. school. The plan is to take up urban planning, which is a year course, and also attain a certificate in real-estate. This, as I have learned falls in line with all three areas that I’m again, most passionate about, ‘Architecture,’ ‘Interior Designing,’ and ‘Development.’