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Melissa Williams, HKS Salt Lake City
Hello again! ...I can’t believe that it’s already the final week of my time here in London. These last three months have been nothing short of incredible, and I’d like to thank HKS again for the opportunity to experience our firm abroad. In honor of everyone that has commented on my ‘top 10’ lists, I’m turning my entire final blog into a list of ‘fun facts’ I’ve learned while living in London:
By Juman Haddad
Your people … are the most valuable asset you have!
By Kathryn Stouffer
I spend a small portion of my day people-watching. I have a front row seat to the St. Paul DART Station. The folks passing by are an eclectic conglomeration of well, every type, shape, race, personality you can imagine, like fish in the sea, they are the people who inhabit this concrete jungle of Downtown Dallas. These are the people we create buildings for. We enhance the human experience for these humans. The homeless woman singing to me through the single pane glass window, the police officer, and the frazzled businessman sprinting to catch the train. I want to know all of their stories. Where are they going? Where did they come from? Do they like the DART? Can they see me? Answer to the former is yes. Are they always late for their train? How long have they been racing down the sidewalk, suitcase, or baby, in hand?
I am sure there is a lot research and testing that needs to take place before this could be mass produced, but this is the kind of invention that could really change the world. It is fascinating to think that the answer could be that simple to a problem that effects every single person in the world.
Check out this software that allows 3D drawing (hand drawing, that is) to be integrated with the computer. It’s called Rhonda. Has anyone heard of this or know of other softwares similar to this? Applying this to architecture seems not only appropriate but excitin