Afternoon at Explore UT

"UT Tower" Austin, 2017
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“UT Tower” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It was a rainy day, but Explore UT was happening at the university, so Bay and I grabbed an umbrella and headed down to check it out. Bay is preparing for college and we wanted to check out the architecture activities down at UT. We first stopped by the materials lab at the School fo Architecture, which was pretty interesting. They have hundreds of different kinds of building and interior materials to browse and get the imagination going. They had some really cool stuff, of all kinds of materials, including a lightweight nest-like thing made of mushrooms. Wild!

"Cool Material" Austin, 2017
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“Cool Material” Austin, 2017

Bay is more interested in building design, so we asked one of the students if there were any activities focused on that, and he directed us to the next building over (Goldsmith), and as luck would have it, Jonathan, a 3rd year architecture student was heading over there and showed us the way. Not only did he give us directions, but he gave Bay a one-on-one tour of the drawing activity class, then took us to the design studios, where students were deep into their work. It was so cool!

"Architecture Students" Austin, 2017
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“Architecture Students” Austin, 2017

Jonathan explained a lot about the projects, some famous architects, and what Bay could expect from being an architecture student. He was very passionate about architecture, and I think Bay was impressed by the studios and the work that he saw. Very valuable information and experience!

"Explaining" Austin, 2017
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“Explaining” Austin, 2017

This was our third time to visit Explore UT, but it was by far the most interesting. It made me excited for Bay, and it also brought back a lot of memories of when I was in college and the good times that I had there in the studio working on projects. I am hopeful that Bay will have a great college career!

Make sure to check out a few more of the photos I took below, and also the UT School of Architecture Instagram account. おやすみ!