Trace, after trace, after trace. Design is a never-ending loop of problem-solving. I don’t think I have ever felt that one of my architecture projects is “finished”. There is ALWAYS something I could have changed, or something I could have done better.
Looking through my old projects? Forget it. That is the process of learning. I would do every single project differently. But I did learn, and at the time I felt proud of what I was presenting.
Currently, I’m spending time in the process of “Ideation”. Generating multiple design possibilities for my mixed use project that could enhance the experience of the site. I find it really hard not to fall in love with a specific idea and try to force it to work but, that’s a rabbit hole I’ve been down before and it is my least favorite project to date.
I’ve been trying to slow down and think thoroughly about each decision I’m making. It finally feels like I’m moving in the right direction.
Sometimes help comes from places you never imagined. I highly recommend talking over your projects with a peer. Even discussing ideas with someone who doesn’t study architecture has helped me view the issues I hadn’t even considered before. It brings a new perspective, which is always helpful.
Wish me luck!