I started off the morning by joining the Monday morning meeting and getting the week's objectives and what needs to get done individually and as a group. I then got to see the editing process and drawing stages of creating a new building. We were looking at Elias' sketch up design for an indoor space that holds six tennis courts all made out of sea containers and PolyGal. It was super interesting to see this beginning process and how they adapted their designs based on the program requirements that the client had given them. I was able to start my first step of my project today by creating a program requirements page for my mother to go over and tell me what she needs in house. Once she gets back to me I will be able to start looking at locations and continue to learn how to design a house, budget, and learn how sea containers differ from a normal house. From there I went to The Catholic University of America to check out what a college architecture class really looks like. And you'll never guess what they were doing...critiques. Being a product of Animas High I am very used to critiques and instantly felt comfortable because I knew what they were doing! It was interesting to see how only 14 students could have such different and beautiful ideas. I then got to adventure around the campus by myself and take the metro to go out to dinner with my uncle. The first day was unusual and a new experience that has already started cracking my shell of shyness, I think I am going to learn about architecture and myself while here.