Jerome Saad, Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Architecture

16 09 2009

This year has been a whirl wind so far!!!! It is flying past and I am trying to keep up!!

The first semester was a great experience and I was pumped as ever. That enthusiasm died about a week in when I realised how much there was to keep up with – but the more you persevere the more u start to love it – the friends, the satisfaction of completing cool projects, and the fun of running around the city snapping pics and visiting different sites.

Jerome Saad2

Bridge made from straws for ENG1000

The reason why I chose my course is because I loved the diversity it could offer. The engineering side of things is absolute! Maths, physics, chemistry, the logic of the way things work. You get to see their immediate application in the projects you take on. When things get a little too pragmatic, architecture comes to save the day!!

Even though first year only has one arch subject per semester, it still fills up my time and allows me the opportunity to express myself in other simple ways. During Enabling Skills in first semester, we focused on the Sydney Opera House and its significance as both an architectural and engineering wonder. I visited it plenty of times!!!! Just to snap some pics, sit down and experience it with some ice cream, or to take some sketches. This semester, Architectural Communications allows me to try different forms of expression such as animations, models, painting and sketching. It’s all a nice mix and a nice blend with other sciences and at times a relief.

Opera house - sketch

Opera house - sketch

Sydney Opera House - Structure

Sydney Opera House - Structure

Sydney Opera House - Structure

Sydney Opera House - Structure

I like that this course introduces me to both worlds and I hope to continue and complete architecture after these four years. Being able to design and construct my own projects and creations would be unbelievably fulfilling. Especially when I am my own mediator; no engineers to strangle for ruining the design and no architect to whack for not being practical – I’ll be both 😀 if not, I’ll understand how to deal with both better.

Jerome Saad

House by Mexican architect Luis Barragan (colour added for Arch Communications)

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14 05 2010
BAKANG GASEALAHWE

I’M REALLY INSPIRED , I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THAT , BUT NEVER THOUGHT IT POSSIBLE. I’M ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT BOTH.

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