Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You go to Boston for school? But...you live in Minnesota?

Insert confused look. As the panel with my mug on it to the right states, I am a student. A grad student at that. And I do it all 21st century through the interwebs. BUT, to shake things up, I also go onsite for a week each semester...which explains my brief absence...so stop crying, I'm back!

This past intensive was my favorite, because I had a few hours on Friday to actually SEE Boston! You see, typically when I go to Boston for school, we have class from 8am until 9pm with an hour for lunch...and when you have a long day like that, its a law in Boston that you have to go to the bar after (at least that's what they're saying...).

But, lets back up, because I love Boston in the Fall wayy too much to not share pictures from my first intensive....woahhh this post is going all full circle on us.

At the first intensive, each cohort (like a group...there's two of them in my class) broke into two (that makes 4 groups peeps...) and went to different sites to study urban development in the area. My group studied Cambridgeport (which, if I ever moved to Boston, i'd probs live there....serw cute), so we grabbed some bikes and went to go take a look...


That's BU across the River (Charles River, geography nerds)




10 points for anyone who can guess who designed this...I'll give you a hint: the windows leak.



Also, splash parks are all the rage. I wish I was of appropriate age to run into that like wild banshee. 


This is from the roof of our building...we had a wee break and needed some sunlight. The road to the left of the yellow building is the Mass Turn Pike...its kinda a big deal (heard of the 'Big Dig;?)


And here is where we like to end the night....Bokowskis :)


Here's my Cohort with our first semester professor (in orange..hey Jim!).

So, now for a little tour of campus...

All I know about this building, is the top floor has the library, we did thermal imaging here (concrete holds in the heat pretty well!), and adjacent to the library is a really old historical room that had something to do with the Boston tea party? Or I'm really gullible, but there are SUPER old books and a really sweet wood table that I wasn't allowed to sit in...so probs super important. 


This is the main building we have class in...its right on Newbury street...if anyone's been to Boston you may know how awesome that street is.
 
 

This building just got completed, and houses the architecture students...Also its right by a firestation... :)
 
Oh, and it snowed while I was there, so that was beautiful. Here is Newbury street post-snowpocolypse. 


Its kindof hard to see, but this building says Boston Tea Party...think they sell Chai tea?


Anyone recognize this place?



Obligatory "i'm famous by association" shout out picture...


Personally, I think this sign needs to be a little more specific...but that's just me



Also, since we had some free time, I decided to start my own company. And buy some creepy vans to put my new logo on.






First LEED Platinum building in Boston...the Atlantic Warf by Boston Properties. 

There you have it...mmm love me some Boston. Its the St.Paul to my New York. Aside from drinking and touring the city, we jump started our capstone course this past week, which means I'll be writing...and drawing...and writing...and researching until my brain explodes for a fewish weeksish. SO, even though I have a MILLION projects I'd like to share...gimme some time. Please!





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