January 24, 2005

Kori, Yumi
Perception Studio

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

For some reason, while in this studio, I felt like I was in the special ed architecture program. Other studios' work was interesting and creative, while our work was inconsistant and disorganized. Yumi's lack of articulation caused most problems, as assignments were incoherent and lacked any kind of instruction. Critiques were horrible. During one critique, Yumi told everyone individiually that their project wasn't exactly what she was looking for, and then at the end said, "Good job everyone." Lacking structure, this studio was one of the worst possible experiences for undergrads. If Yumi is teaching another studio course, stay away and take someone else's studio at all cost. The money spent on materials would have been better used as toilet paper.

Workload:

Ridiculous, incoherent projects that taught nothing about architecture. Lots of photo collages included in projects, but most fifth grade students can make photo collages.