architecture school

What Skills Do You Need as An Architect / Student of Architecture | SAS Podcast 7

On today’s episode, I compare the traditional skills you need (or may not need) to study architecture with some skills I think will really take your abilities to a whole new level. A lot of students ask me if they have had to learn mathematics, chemistry, physics, art or computer skills to be able to study architecture. In this episode, I hopefully clear up some misconceptions that students might have.
Specifically, I’ll talk about:
• Do you need to be good at math to study architecture?
• Do you need to be good at science to study architecture?
• Do you need to be good at art or hand drawing to study architecture?
• Do you need to be good at technology / IT / CAD to study architecture?
• What skills are actually important to learn to succeed in architecture or architecture school?
• Management of time, budget and people
• Communication/social/people skills

lasting motivation to study image

How To Be (And STAY) Motivated To Study and Achieve Your Goals | SAS Podcast 5

On today’s episode, I talk about how a lot of students, like me, have been reaching out and saying how they’re not sure if they’re fit for architecture. They seem to get motivation in bursts, rather than having a persistent motivation to study. It comes, and it goes. The problem with this is that you start to doubt yourself. You need to anchor in these 4 habits I talk about to help drive a constant and persistent motivation to study architecture.
Specifically, I’ll talk about:
• Creating a definite purpose, goal or dream to strive for.
• Creating a definite plan to achieve this goal.
• Ignoring the discouragement and negativity of others, and your own mind.
• Attracting and accepting the encouragement of others, and your own mind.

Why I Don’t Care About My Grades in Architecture School – the Importance of Failure | SAS Podcast 4

On today’s episode, I talk through some of my reasoning behind why I don’t care about my grades in architecture school.
Specifically, I’ll talk about:
• Learning from your grades
• The best lessons in life aren’t from your successes, but your failures
• Pushing yourself into new challenges, outside of your comfort zone.
• Caring about the opinions of others

Time Management for Architecture Students – 5 Tips To Boost Your Productivity | SAS Podcast 3

On today’s episode, I run through 5 time management tips to boost your productivity as an Archi student. Especially in your first years, it’s difficult to understand why you have so much work to do and so little time to complete it. Trust me, it doesn’t get easier, you just have to get better, and, you will over time. But, you need to practice these 5 time management tips if you want to see improvement in your time management, organisation and productivity.

Specifically, I’ll talk about:
• Removing distractions
• Organising your work space to be clean
• Organising your files and folders – online and offline
• Creating systems
• Setting goals and reviewing your time using a diary