Name: Eman Alkhalifah University: University of Texas-Austin Course: Ph.D. Architecture Statement of Purpose Introduction: personal statement Throughout my studies, expanding my research skills in Architectural has, with time, grown to be my long-standing passion and obsession. The Architectural field, therefore, stands out as the perfect career path for me. Progressively, I have come to realize that modern life is founded on innovations in architecture, with constant developments in the discipline making our lives more expedient and lively. It is such a realization that has motivated me to conclude that contributing to the professional evolution of architecture will provide me with a feeling of fulfillment and provide me with a meaningful
The Situationists envisioned an endless city that focused on creating situations through which people could experience the city in a different manner. While these various theoretical interpretations enriched an understanding of architecture and urbanism in profound fashions, they were not exactly disparate. Rather, it is obvious that common threads of architectural and urbanist theory bridge the gap between these seemingly divergent expositions. Likewise, it is evident that these developments are critical responses to contemporaneous architects and urbanists. In understanding this connection, one is able to view these works as retaliations against norms rather than initiations from a void.
In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~Albert Einstein Indeed a very remarkable quote from a very remarkable man. I guess the real reason for why I started this essay like this is because it connects to my daily life so easily. I’m a person that learns from their mistakes, yes I have succeeded in life but all that success has come with hard work and also failure because a person isn’t really successful unless they have failed first, it may sound absurd but it’s the truth. I have many stories to tell and honestly 750 words are not enough to express me and my personality.
At the beginning of 2014, I set out on a path of physical and mental self-discovery, and the results have been nothing I could ever have imagined when I was starting. The journey so far has been quite revealing for me, and it has taught me many fascinating and frightening things about myself. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned so far is to accept myself for who I am,
Since I am living in a place with different customs and traditions from ours, I had to grow myself in these unknown circumstances. This meant making new friends, learning their points of view, accepting different opinions and values, and grasping every opportunity I had to go to new places. Places, which turned into memories for life. People who I won’t be able to forget till the end of times. Friends, it feels good to look back on these three years full of awesome trips and hangouts with them.
The future of architecture is being shaped by practices which are redefining the way buildings are designed and built. The idea of producing buildings along an assembly line has fascinated architects and engineers ever since the Fifties. However, even if most components and some sub-assemblies are actually industrialized in many countries, construction is still an expensive trade-oriented site-intensive handicraft activity. The 21st Century is now observing a major backlash against before situation. In the United States, notably, many young architects are clearly saying “No” to the actual way of building and proposing instead the way cars, airplanes and ships are built: “We need a new vision of process, not just product…The world, and our clients, have seen what has been accomplished in other manufacturing fields: ships, airplanes and cars” (Habraken, N.J) Applied to architecture, the strategies and technologies of construction can generate better buildings at a lower cost, offering quality architecture to the vast majority of people.
I always love to design new and interesting-looking buildings that would appear futuristically modern and à la mode. It is, off course, easier said than done to merely say that I will be an architect in the future. It requires at least the professional bachelor’s degree in Architecture to start off as a novice in the field. I keep my fingers crossed to hope that I would not give up in the middle of the way. Beside the path going to be a future architect, I have to have someone who would support
When I started to figure out how construction field works in reality and how to overcome these deterrents, I found an adept management skills makes all the difference. Construction management acts as a bridge between creativity and reality. If we build that bridge stronger it will back us, our entire life connecting our stellar ideas with the real life situations. Especially for an architect, getting hands on in construction management is always an added value. Furthermore in a country like India were construction industry is stimulated by advanced technology and innovations, having an interdisciplinary background adds extra feather to the
The famous quote “Change is the only permanent thing in the world”, is very apt in the field of Computers. The persistent question of “what next?” leads to reinventing and opens up new challenges. Many exciting discoveries, applications of computer science are yet to come and I want to be a part of this process of exploration, discovery and invention. This is a major motivation for me to continue my studies and understand the evolution of the discipline. Having acquired a strong foundation in the computer science concepts through the rigorous undergraduate program and experience in IT industry, I now feel that graduate studies would be the next ideal step for my career growth.
To achieve this, I would be interested in gaining exposure to the cutting edge technologies in the area of Electrical Engineering. Being a dynamic and ever evolving field, many new developments are expected and there is immense scope for new applications. It is only after careful consideration of my interests and aptitude while pursuing my under graduate studies that I have decided to pursue my masters in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics and Wireless Communication. The distinguished faculty and excellent facilities at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) make its graduate program ideally suited to my goals. The flexibility of the curriculum will give me the broad-based education I need to widen the scope of my knowledge and skills.