Starting my Design Blog

I love design. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be an architect. I have been exposed to architecture and design my entire life. A majority of this is because of my parents and also my own curiosity. Following my passion, I decided to go to pursue an education in design. Currently, I have endured 5 years of architecture school, and now its that time, the inevitable moment where I transition from school into the real world. Every professional can remember that life-changing moment when they graduated from school and officially started their working career. To be completely honest, it is a scary thought, but it is also an exhilarating one, the wanting to begin. Am I ready? What I am certain of, is that these past few years have only fueled my internal desire to keep exploring all things related to design.

Who am I and why am I starting my first blog?

My name is Fabio Lemos, I was born in Venezuela where I lived until I was 8 years old. My family then moved to Costa Rica to follow work opportunities. My dad is an architect and one of my biggest role models. I was never pushed to follow a career in design. On the contrary, I was born into a family that was divided into opposite careers. My dad's side of the family is composed of architects and engineers while my mom's ken is comprised of doctors. I never felt pressured by my parents to follow in one of these careers. I was blessed to be born with the innate sense of knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I am currently living in San Francisco, California, where I have been studying architecture at the Academy of Art University (AAU) for the past five years. I am 24 years old and I am graduating this May with a B.arch degree. During my time in school, I was fortunate enough to gain experience by working multiple jobs within the scope of design. In addition to school, I have three years of work experience and it has only left me hungry for more.

Design is my addiction.

My passion for design and architecture led me to create a blog and talk to an audience. My hope for this blog is to be a place where I can express my thoughts and feeling about design while also teaching individuals about my expertise and knowledge. I hope for this blog to become a place of mutual interaction, where I don't only express my thoughts and opinions, but to interact with an audience that will express theirs as well.

To be frank, this is my first attempt at something like this and I am a far cry from an expert writer, but I think I possess a skill set and knowledge that may be helpful to some of you. What you should expect from this page is a passionate individual talking and teaching about multiple design topics.

Who is this blog for and why you should keep reading?

This blog is intended for people that enjoy design, are passionate about architecture and can relate to my story. I am a transparent individual that enjoys discussing a variety of topics. Some of my initial ideas I plan to talk about are:

  • Architecture school

  • Starting to work in the design field

  • Contemporary architecture and technologies

  • Being an international student

  • Architecture software and Revit tutorials

This is just a small list of my topics of interest. I would love to expand and talk about many more topics as this blog grows and hear from you guys what you did like me to write about.

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