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Howard Roark

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Hi there!

Cruised around this site and others for a while, saw some intelligent conversation on this one and very civil compared to other urban discussion boards that look like sports forums.

I am an architect if you can’t tell by the handle, originally from St. Louis Mo, now getting my masters in urban design in the UK.

Glad this site exists, hope I can add something.
 

nerudite

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Hi H.R....

Welcome to the forums...

I was also thinking of going to the UK for planning school (Nottingham), but then the reality of funding set in. We have a lot of planners on the boards, so a architect/design guy will come in handy. Thanks for introducing yourself. :)
 
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I think lots of planners have entertained the Nottingham dream. Welcome aboard! We do try to keep it nice and civil on the boards.
 

El Feo

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Howdy!

Glad you're here. This is a nice board - I've seen a pretty broad range of opinion expressed and while folks are passionate sometimes, they're always courteous.

So - architect, and (possible) Ayn Rand fan?

The Fountainhead was a good book, but combined with Atlas Shrugged it ruined me for awhile. My self-expectations got too damned high, and I learned I'm no Objectivist.

Welcome!
 

Howard Roark

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Thanks for the welcome!

I looked at Nottingham when deciding on a school. I understand that their planning dept. was excellent, the urban design course was run almost entirely out of architecture though, and I wanted a course that had exposure to planning, that is rarer than you think in UK schools.

No not necessarily "an Ayn Rand fan" (say that 5 times fast)found "The Fountainhead" ok, a bit self-indulgent. I did enjoy "Anthem" though (helps to be a Rush fan, 2112 an all), but her image of the architect as the "heroic" egotist of Howard Roark was a joke amongst my friends in undergrad.

Howie
 
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