Amanda the Architect

documenting the projects and inspirations of an unemployed intern architect with some ambition and lots of time

Architorture and Collections

Amanda in studio, photo by Anna from Urban Gardener

Prompt 8: Inside Joke

This one may not be funny, because it is true. But it is an inside joke for all architecture students. Ahhh, some comic relief is necessary when you know you aren’t going to make the deadline even though you haven’t slept in a week. Also, everything is funnier at 4am. The beauty of Studio is that you can still socialize with classmates while finishing a wall section. Read the rest of this entry »


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Connections and Feeling Busy

Just now I am discovering where all of the designers are hanging out, where to network, and how to meet new people in Vancouver. This really rang true at the Pecha Kucha Night, as many presenters had all sorts of design events they organize. How did I not know about them until now?

So, Prompt 6 for the Journal Challenge was a perfect time to conclude some of my thoughts on my introverted personality.

Prompt 6: Time for…

The thing about moving back to Missouri is that I know people. Important people. And I even have the potential to become one of the organizers to create networking events such as a Pecha Kucha Night. Moving somewhere where you know absolutely no one is daunting. I quickly was welcomed into the UBC Philosophy crowd (thanks to my husband), but I still haven’t met someone in the design industry, until Pecha Kucha Night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Favorite Websites

The theme for today’s yesterday’s 30 Day Journal Challenge is was to make a list of your favorite blogs. I decided not to list them in my sketchbook, but the exercise is still a fantastic idea.

I follow many blogs that I love, but there are also other places on the internet I frequent. As you may have noticed, the two right columns on my blog are filled with links. I wanted to go over some of them today, and highlight my favorite places on the internet. I have grouped them into three categories: Blogs, Resources, and Social Media.

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Day 3-4

Day 3: A Person You Love

Today’s prompt was a bit tough for me. First of all, I normally sketch buildings and objects. Drawing a person is a challenge for me, as I find the drawing ends up looking nothing like the subject. I gave it a go anyway, and I’m not too embarrassed to post it here.

Obviously I chose someone very close to me, my husband. Click to read more to see how the drawing turned out, as well as see my Day 4 entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Day 2: Favorite Part of the Day

Lately, here in Vancouver, it has been cloudy. Basically all the time. It’s horrible. Why live next to the ocean, a few blocks from the beach, if the sun rarely comes out?

But it makes me appreciate when the clouds aren’t there. Every once in a while, the clouds will part and the sun will come out. This is when I fall in love with Vancouver all over again. It’s wonderful. Read the rest of this entry »

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