Reply To: Do you remember the first time?
I hated every crit I ever had but I can’t say I remember many of them as I was usually well full of dutch courage before I stood up. It’s basically a panel of half arsed “architects” trying to win points over each other by trashing the work of some poor sod. I remember one professor reducing a girl to tears then turning to the next victim and greeting them with ” I hope you’re not going to bloody cry”
On a related note myself and 4 other architects (all 10+ years qualified) agreed in principal last night that the University years were, in effect, totally useless as far as our careers panned out. I can honestly say that I could have gone straight into an office and learned more about the real world of architecture / business than I was ever taught in college.
But then again, I might never have had my thesis described as rubbish by Richard Rogers.