A few notes about the big day tomorrow:
Reviews will take place in Upper Center Core, from 2-6pm (unless noted otherwise by your section professor), within your own sections and in the areas that we have reviewed in previously. See diagram below for reference.
As you know, what and how you present is at your discretion. The drawings we’ve seen on the walls and in the pre-final reviews have been varied and diverse, and we all look forward to seeing the final culmination of a semester’s worth of thought and work on the walls tomorrow. Tomorrow is not the time to be timid or nervous. Tomorrow is the time to celebrate the achievement of the year. Don’t pin up less, pin up more. Show off what you’ve achieved and impress us with your considerations, talents and efforts.
Speaking of, please consider that the majority of the reviewers are taking the afternoon off from their professional responsibilities to participate in your education, and one of the primary ways we thank them for their time is by being professional ourselves. Get at least some rest so that you are conscious, eat, bathe, etc, and most importantly, show them killer work.
Next, Friday is a required day in studio. We will meet to clean the studios at our regular time, and all your material and work must be out of the studios by the weekend. In the west studio, we will collect models for exhibition at the end of year show on the two eastern most tables, so students in those sections will need to have their work and material off their desks to make room for model and material storage. Unbound final portfolios can be turned in on Friday, but can also be turned in Monday next week in boxes outside of the 3rd year office in the east studio. The portfolios should include all of your work from the semester packaged into an 11×17 unbound printed document. The portfolio should be an organizational effort that benefits you, not a design exercise.
And lastly, once we are done cleaning on Friday, we will have a final celebration – and end of year BBQ – and for the first time – brick oven pizza party outside M&M. Please do make some time to stay a little after on Friday so that we can toast our shared efforts and success one last time before the end of the school year. We’ll make another post, but the concept for the BBQ is pot luck style. We’ll bring a bunch of stuff to kick the party off, but we’ll also look to you to bring some of your favorite items to grill, cook, munch on and toast/drink.
Again, looking very forward to tomorrow. Have a good evening.