I've been on break from school now for almost 2 months now, and I sure am getting anxious to finally begin this journey abroad. I haven't been too much into the whole "blog" thing but I guess it seems to be the easiest way for family and friends to keep up to date on what I'm doing while in Europe. The five of us that are traveling to Dessau, Germany to study for 4 months are really looking forward to it. It has been quite a confusing journey thus far, considering that no Kstate student has ever attended the program we are bound for. This makes us the guinea pigs I guess. Thats another reason for the blog, we hope to share, with other prospective students looking to study abroad, a chance to see what Dessau and the program are like.
In the meantime, to keep myself sane, I have been working with a few classmates and professors on a Design + Build at Prof. Norheims residence here in Manhattan. The project began during last summer  and is nearing completion. It really is quite a feat considering the workforce consists of either newly graduated architecture students or current architecture students. The whole process has really been a learning experience in building construction, design, materiality, client relations and "neighbor relation". I think we may have pissed off the neighbors for, oh, about the last 3 months. I really am proud to have been a part of this build. It's good architecture.
Well I thought I would go ahead and get the first post outta the way and try to lend some insight as to what I have been doing recently. I will try my best to keep the blog updated with photos from travels and projects, as well as weekly posts. Anyone reading this, feel free to pass along the link to anyone whom you feel might be interested. Thanks and hope you enjoy.