a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, 
before a deadline.
Sound familiar? As I wondered if our lives were a charrette, I realised that there would be no lasting essence to it. And yet, it is important that, in architecture school/ profession, we assimilate a cathedral of ideas into a set scheme under pressure, under efficiency.
Join me- Melanie Philomena D’Souza, a third-year architecture student from Muscat, Oman, at the University of Kansas, as I set out on my own life-charrette, my individual firm crawl, and etch my memories in stone here in my internship diary.
Feel free to wonder, suppose and critique. We only learn more and more every day!
As for the real me? Mumbai-born, Muscat-raised, US-educated, I breathe my best with music, travel, wine, word games and sunny skies.


  1. Rishi · August 13, 2014

    Thanks Melanie for stopping by! Love your blog too for the intensity with which you share your experiences and the design and photos. Always happy to meet someone who enjoys her work and loves speaking about it. Best wishes

    • meldsouza · August 13, 2014

      Rishi, thank you very much for your comment, means a lot indeed. Good luck to you too! 🙂

  2. Maria Michaela Jamora · May 11, 2015

    I nominate you for Sunshine Award. 😀 I simply love arts that’s why I admire those people who arts easier to see but complicate to understand. 😀 https://itsmicaejamora.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/sunshine-award-alas-the-first/

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