On The Ground

Parallel [Design] Approaches

Volume 3, Issue 14
February 21, 2018


“You don’t have to like your mother, but don’t killer her” – (on the carnage of P.J’s AT&T building)

“Knights of Columbus…which is really an insurance company for the Catholic”

– Bob Stern

Building Project Elections were held after a workshop lecture with Columbus House architect, Ben Ledbetter. Get excited for this year’s house! Follow @yalebuildingproject2018 and stay tuned for the new website (to be designed by our very own computer scientist, Seth2000).

Dean Berke momentarily requested a follow on @deskgarbage before retracting it.

“Twister is an extremely sexual game.” (Back to School 6on7)


The majority of the Advanced Studios embark on their travel week.The fourth floor, although desolate, is periodically injected with liveliness when first and second years play badminton.

Who had the best advanced studio hashtag?

feelthepeng #nopengnoghan #RicksOn7 #BilWow #tatiB #SPvQR #arawandafulworld #hildigunnursdaughter #studioiceicebaby


Kay, Max, Baolin and Camille take it upon themselves to clean the 6th floor balcony. Zero butts remain on the bird spikes.


It’s that time of the year again, a few of our classmates had roses and chocolates delivered from loved ones. I envy them. Tear emoji.


“Make it more like a thing like thing, where it becomes a thing” – Keller Easterling


First Year Students engage in the Legoman team exercise with Phil Bernstein and Amy Wrzesniewski. Team D came in first with 2:23 whilst two teams “learnt a lot”.

Dozens of screens tuned into the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to watch the men’s figure skating. Many were dismayed as Nathan Chen was pushed from 3rd to 4th place.


Luke Studebaker listens closely to his cup and string telephone.


Overheard – “Why are the toilets so small?”      “…to make room for the ‘idea’”   – Max Ouellette Howitz

David Bransfield redid his first year library project over the week. No allnighters this time.


“Are you a dog whisperer?” -passerby to Anthony Vidler talking to his dog on a walk.

A panel featuring Miroslava Brooks, Brennan Buck and Marta Caldeira discussed their careers during the lunchtime talk “Between Academia and Practice”.

Artist Artie Vierkant talks ‘Image Objects’ to viz III students. We still have no idea what we’re doing. #vizortrash

Former project managers, Kerry Garikes and Dan Whitcombe were professionally pampered and styled for Pella Windows’ promotional video for last year’s Building Project. There were 8 cameramen and free sandwiches.

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Volume 3, Issue 14
February 21, 2018

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