Pencils and Markers

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Pencils and Markers

Sometimes, being a city planning masters student really rocks. I have competent undergrads to collect my field data. I get to make maps and spreadsheets to my heart’s content. And when all that gets old, I get to break out pencils and markers and draw.

My predominant excuse for bailing on social functions this last month was my first real studio class. My group designed a senior affordable housing project for a site in Fairfax, California. By “designed” I mean from the pro forma and tax credits down to the units and the fountain in the lobby. We were a group with many diverse skills, but everyone still ended up in each others’ wheelhouse. Which is how I came to drawing this:

Not bad! And it sounds like I will do A LOT more of these next semester.

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