TY Work experience projects on display in office window @swinfordtown #FLW #Fallingwater #Robie

Over the last two weeks we’ve had two TY students in for work experience.

Editors Note: For non-Irish readers TY is Transition Year where you effectively have a sort of ‘gap year’ for other projects, work experience etc… between 16-17 years old

Rather than just give them tea to make and errands to run (left-handed screw drivers for example); they each completed a project on a famous architect/building chosen by yours truly.

The theory being that:

1. In order to do great architecture you need to stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before you.

2. Understanding great architecture requires analysis

3. To get experience of being an architect requires working as an architect.

So with that in mind Aaron Barry (Week 1) & David Smith (Week 2) studied Fallingwater and The Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright for their respective week.

They were required to:

• Research the architect and the building and write 500-1000 words

• Create a foamboard model of the building

• Create 2D drawings including plans & elevations of the building

• Create a 3D CAD model using SketchUp of the building.

Their work is shown below and is now on display for the next two weeks in our office window in Bridge Street, Swinford:

Fallingwater - TY Project by Aaron Barry, Swinford Secondary School

Fallingwater – TY Project by Aaron Barry, Swinford Secondary School

Robie House - TY project by David Smith, Swinford Secondary School

Robie House – TY project by David Smith, Swinford Secondary School

4 thoughts on “TY Work experience projects on display in office window @swinfordtown #FLW #Fallingwater #Robie

  1. Excellent idea for TY students! Well done Mark Stephens Architects. I’m sure they’ve gotten a lot out of this exercise. I sometimes take students on a day tour of some of the architectural landmarks in Kilkenny which they love and makes them that bit more aware of their surroundings.

  2. What an excellent use of a new comer to our industry, and two great subjects, I would be so interested to see that they thought of his Architecture as opposed to his construction.

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