Notícias

2016-02-18
Columbia University NYC

Columbia University NYC

Last year I went to New York City as i usually do to refresh my soul, an I decided to go visit Columbia University to feel the ambiance although it was Christmas holidays. As some 40 years ago I grabbed the door handle of my classroom at Avery Hall and I knew that an overwhelming sensation would take me back to the experience of life I had there just because I could open that door, I could meet certain people - certainly my teachers that helped me to understand so many things about Architecture and Urban Design.

 

The classroom is now packed with computers that 40 years ago didn’t exist at all: - but that door handle is still the same that keeps opening that same incredible door. I used it to go and talk with Alexander Cooper, Stanton Eckstut, and so many other teachers I had the privilege to meet and to work with while I was a student there; I remembered that I grabbed it also, determined to do my final presentation, (a bit more nervous at that time I must confess).  Sweet memories of a time to climb obstacles and try to reach success still possible today.