I was given the opportunity to reflect on my school days recently while giving a mid term exam to my 3rd year undergraduate architecture students.

I recalled that more than 20 years ago, I sat in a similar room with my (now) business partner as my professor while I struggled on an exam that I could now ace handily. I felt nostalgic and a little envious toward the students; at the simplicity of their lives and at the luxury of higher education. What an adventure college is and I think that while we are in the midst of it, we are too wrapped up in our all nighters and impending jury reviews to take a step back and appreciate that there is a time in our lives when our job is to do what we love, without any cares other than Architecture.

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