House of Origin's director back tutoring at UTS
The course content is a real delight to tutor, despite sounding rather dry on paper. Architecture is a complicated business and it is much more than the sum of its parts. It involves the co-ordination of many people, documents, times, expectation, budgets and lets not forget, DESIGN!
For this reason, it is truely exciting to be a part of the discussion with these students, when it begins to dawn on them what it really takes to deliver a spectacular final product.
Great ideas, certainly. Great clients, even better! But an ability to clearly communicate your ideas to a variety of stakeholders and authorities is a skill that takes time to learn and learn they must, lest their spectacular talents remain forever unbuilt!
Here is some of the nice things they were kind enough to say about me last year:
"He always brought his own opinions about the lecture and gave us useful little personal experience stories to give advice some depth. He was efficient and thorough with going through the tutorial sheets. He was really supportive, knew what he was talking about and if he didn't, would openly say so and suggest we consult the course co-ordinator. I really appreciated his casualness in class and efforts to make sure we all participated."
"(Zander is) Funny in his way of explaining stuff, it is clear and fun; making the tutorial feels friendlier and more fun to be attended, rather than just a usual a bit boring or intimidating tutorial."
Wish me luck with the next batch of students!