Tag Archives: Education

My Ode to Fargo

When I was 18, I moved to Fargo, North Dakota from Caxias do Sul, Brasil. I grew up in Brasil’s southernmost state, in the South American pampas near Uruguay and Argentina. But when I was 18, I got a scholarship to go study architecture abroad. And it was in Fargo, North Dakota. And so I …

On Mentors

I have been a fortunate beneficiary of mentoring for all my life. It certainly started with my parents, aunts and other relatives. It continued on to teachers, coaches, and family friends. It progressed to professors, employers, coworkers, podcast hosts, authors, colleagues, friends, and peers. Below is my attempt to list a few aspects related to mentorship …

On Mentorship

If you know me, you know I care about mentorship. Here’s why: as a young professional (and generally as a person), I’ve been fortunate to have mentors throughout school, my first internship, and now as an architect. But I also know enough people who haven’t been as prosperous as I have in finding mentorship in their office, …

(Extra)Curricular – A Discussion on Architectural Education and Entrepreneurship

It may be overkill to say I am passionate about architectural education. With this piece, I moderated a discussion between two educators I admire in the Boston area: Beth Lundell-Garver, who is the Director of Foundation Instructor in Practice at the BAC, and Dina El-Zanfaly, PhD Candidate in Design and Computation at MIT and my colleague …