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  • 3weeks later!!

  • AJ Competitions test

  • Arrival in Boston

    On June 13, 2009 I left for boston MA. I arrived at around 2pm Boston time. We all arrived at Harvard Square excited and looking forward to the next six weeks. The walk to Ames Hall was exhausting as we had to drag our suitcases pretty far, well it seemed like that at the time.
  • Callum Gilbert

    Follow Callum from Toxteth as he swaps Liverpool Community College for Harvard
  • Callum Gilbert: the biography

    A young victim of knife crime with no formal qualifications, Callum Gilbert, aged 21, grew up in Toxteth. He had problems dealing with authority and left school at aged 16 with no qualifications
  • Carving foundations in stone

    How far we won't know till we evaluate and look back on what and how far we've not just come work wise but as individuals, we are all young and this is just the beginning to the paths we are carving - and this has given us not just the chance to carve in wood but here we are carving foundations in stone.
  • Harvard T-shirts and female basketball teams

    I am rather surprised how much architecture is based in this area, it's full of unusal buildings, ramps and stairwells - a mix of art and history and really is a 'must see'. The Harvard T-shirts everwhere are quite novel with guided tours everwhere.
  • Harvard week 4

    Sick week!
  • Home time!!!!

    The last week @Harvard.
  • Inches or centimetres?

    So much work is being crammed in such a short amount of time pizza is in plenful amounts and the coke tastes different but that's really becoming a designer's staple food over here no enough time to eat sleep rest or drink but this week we continue on.
  • July 4 & the great lost American sandwich

    I have never met someone so accident prone nick has damaged himself everyday this week and weekend with bruises and cuts and he almost sliced his finger off!!! painful oh dear I'm getting worryed for him!!
  • Luke Henry-Powell

    The former trainee painter and decorator is determined to become an architect
  • Luke's second week

    Again just like last week I am constanly learning amazing new things about architecture, but now the level of work is becoming much more advanced, learning new architectural drawing techniques and the technology behind architecture regarding structural possibilities and limits.
  • Meet the scholars: Luke Henry-Powell

    Luke Henry-Powell, from Lewisham, was often in trouble at school but, after after a brief period training as a painter and decorator, he went on to study a foundation course at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communications where he secured 10 GCSE and 3 A-Levels. He is now determined to keep up his efforts to become an architect.
  • Meet the scholars: Nick Ackers

    Nick was adopted from an orphanage in Romania and, as a baby, came to live in Birmingham. Probably as a result of his start in life, he has struggled to achieve academically, though he always harboured a dream of becoming an architect.
  • Meet the scholars: Oni Hinton

    Oni Hinton, who was brought up in Crouch End, London, had dreams of becoming an architect from a very young age, even securing a work placement at an architectural company, and went on to excel in her GCSEs. However, she was then struck down by glandular fever and her family went through an acrimonious family breakdown – leading to Oni failing her A-Levels. Rather than pursuing her ambition of becoming an architect, her lack of qualifications means that she now works as a sales assistant in a
  • Meet the scholars: Paula McDonald

    A young unemployed woman from Penilee, Glasgow – who fills her time with voluntary work to help others living in her community – Paula McDonald studied graphic design at Cardonald College. She has been unemployed since September last year and has been carrying out voluntary work on behalf of the Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency on their CRE8 project, which discourages young people from getting into gang culture.
  • Meet the scholars: Yohanna Iyasu

    A teenager living in Birmingham who was brought up in the Netherlands then moved to Britain when she was 11 years old, along with her brothers.
  • Meet the team: Luke Powell

    Say hello to the first of our Harvard scholars
  • My 1st week@Harvard GSD

    A typical day has been 9-11am lecture, 11-12 noon drawing class, 12-1pm lunch and 1-6pm studio. Though due to the intense workload we have been there till 11pm - very tiring!
  • Nick Ackers

    Nick, adopted as a child from Romania, hopes the Harvard experience will help him win a place at a UK university
  • One day to go before Harvard!

    Well I've been in such a rush to try get everything ready amongst while full time. Being given such an opportunity is coming as quite a shock - and even the night before I leave it hasn't sunk in.
  • Oni Hinton

    The jewellery shop sales assistant has always dreamed of being an architect
  • Paula McDonald

    The anti-gang volunteer from Penilee, Glasgow studied graphic design at Cardonald College
  • 'Suburban Urban – secure and green’ student competition

    The Nationwide Building Society is launching the 2009/2010 Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards
  • The past three weeks

    Wow what can i say, this course has kept me busy and make me work hard. Also taking advantage of this exciting as well as fantastic opportunity as much as i can. As there is so much to learn and take in.
  • 'The quality of the lectures is out of this world'

    We’re receiving the best information and hard earned knowledge from America’s best architects, urban planners and urban designers. The knowledge I have gained already is invaluable and will play a key role in my future decisions and am already itching to get back into the lecture theatre and studio.
  • Week 2 in Harvard!

    I have survived my 1st week - can I survive week 2?
  • Week 2: Lots to do + construction flu

    This week has been quite hard for me due to the long hours - I think the jetlag is finaly kicking in!!! we've all had quite a productive week and have been doin LOADS and learning alot in drawing and model making.
  • Yohanna Iyasu

    The teenager from Birmingham, who was born in Eritrea, hopes her time in America will help her become an interior architect
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