If you are a current architecture student, have you ever visited another architecture program? Have you ever visited another architecture program in another country?
I had the fortune of visiting Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.
The architecture program is located on its own campus (Lo Contador - left). From my two days meeting with administration, faculty, and students, I was most impressed with the program. It had tremendous resources (shop, library, and classrooms). In addition, there is a strong sense of collegiality amongst the faculty and students.
If you ever have the chance, do visit the Escuela de Architectura at Universidad Catolica. For that matter, visit a school other than your own to gain perspective.