A few months ago I went on a site visit to see the construction progress of one our firms projects, 150 N Riverside. This project is unique in that the buildings footprint is minimized to respond to the unique site conditions: a train line still running underground to the west of the site, and the river set back on the east. This will be a short blog of pictures I took during the construction site visit.Read More
It has been a really really too long since my last post! I've attempted to write about my grad backpack trip, but never had the motivation to complete that post. It's almost winter in Chicago now, so I've decided to end this lack of motivation by squeezing a post about this mini trip I took a few weeks ago when it was still fall in Chicago. I will start posting more often, for those who still follow me! Thanks and sorry for the delay! Work life is really different from academic life, and after staring at the monitor all day at work you kind of lose motivation to work more at home.Read More
This past week our studio took a one week trip to Cartagena Colombia! Our studio trip was tightly packed, so most of the images I took were in between meetings and meals. It was nice having a break from life in the states, but not much of a break from studio work during the trip. We actually got to meet the mayor there, and lots of other influential people in Cartagena!Read More
So this is the post where I post a lot of pictures of places I've visited in London. I wanted to keep the picture count low for this post, but I realized that it is really impossible for me to make this a short post, since I've been living in London for around 4 months and been to a ton of places I want to share. All these places are organized in chronological order and no other specific ordering strategy! I will continue on my long a do eurotrip posts after this blog! First I'll just show a map of the places I've been in London! These places include architecture and restaurants that I visited and some places I wanted to visit but didn't have time!
I was tempted to split this post into many parts, but in the end I just went with this really long post!
Here is the tldr photo album link of some of the places I visited in London
Also visit this page if anyone's interested in the Penndesign London AA Visiting Program!Read More
This is part 3 of my trip, which consist mostly of the cities I visited in Italy! A friend of mine came from the states to join me in this Eurotrip(We both received the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship.) I thought I would be able to cover my whole trip in Italy my last post, but I was completely wrong... I think this post will be just of Venice similar to my last post, because the Art Biennale was going on when we were there. Maybe I will try to cover more or else this Euro trip will be split in too many parts!Read More
This 45 day backpacking trip began after the end of my paris summer program. A friend of mine came from the states to join me in europe for this Eurotrip. As of now this has been the craziest and most energy consuming trip in my life. I'm not sure whether it was a good idea planning everything so condensed, but we definitely made the most out of each place we stayed. By the end of this trip I have already stayed in europe for over 80 days and travelled to 12 countries(including Vatican city) and over 23 cities across europe.Read More
This blog is from a trip about 6 weeks ago, it was just around when the semester started, and just like my trip to Cambridge, I didn't really go the traditional route to see the Harry Potter sites. Timing was also bad, so I couldn't get in a lot of the university since new students were moving to Oxford. This will be a rather short blog post since I visited a very limited amount of tourist attractions.Read More
This weekend, after a long week of fighting bed bugs we got from our previous trip to Brecon's Beacon, a friend of mine invited me to go on their field trip for a mechanical hand fabrication class. Accommodation is free, and I could finally escape from the war zone for a few days, so I gladly tagged along.Read More