If you can't explain your ideas to your grandmother in terms that she understands,you don't know your subject well enough.
Some architects, instructors, and students use overly complex (and often meaningless!) language in an attempt to gain recognition and respect. You might have to let some of them get away with it, but don't imitate them. professionals who know their subject area well know how to communicate their knowledge to others in everyday language.
an experiment in bringing people together through design. at first cultivated in the interior architecture program at the university of north carolina at greensboro, this initiative has expanded well beyond its original petri dish: our laboratory is the community.