It's that time of year to look back on where you've been and look forward to where you want to go. The best way to look ahead is create clear and actionable goals. We discuss how to identify and set goals and help you put steps in place to make sure 2016 is a smashing success!
It’s that time of year again. Time to look towards the New Year as a fresh start, a clean slate, and a new beginning. Tradition tells us we should make a list of everything we want to change about ourselves and our lives and make a resolution to follow through in the New Year, to make this year better than the last.
Maybe you're not able to find a full time job. Or maybe you're looking for a change. Whatever your reason, you might want to consider a new role as a Consultant. You can become a valuable asset to several firms at one time and add more variety to your workload. It could be an alternative
At some point in our young architecture careers, we will be faced with an opportunity to moonlight. It may come from mom or dad, a cousin, or long lost relative. When you're in architecture, word travels among your family and you'll soon hear from Uncle Al who needs a new deck designed. But the question is, should you do it?
The second vignette for the Schematic Design exam, administered by NCARB, is the Building Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout spaces within a building based on the required adjacency, views and level requirements of the program. It is fairly easy to say of all the NCARB vignettes, this is the one
For some of us, becoming an Architect is something we have envisioned since we were beginning to walk. For others, we don't realize it until later in life. Becoming an Architect can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life.
It can be quite daunting when we start our first job in a real architecture firm. There's people running around and we're not quite sure what they do. But we don't have to remain in the dark any longer.
Passing the California Supplemental Exam is a major accomplishment. Us mere mortals require years of studying and practice before we even begin to conjure up the confidence to "sit" for the exam. But Rosannah did it at 23 years old. Wow.
The first vignette for the Schematic Design exam, administered by NCARB, is the Interior Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout an interior space with furniture, partition walls and doors.
Deciding between working in a small firm versus a big firm is always a difficult choice, especially when we only have experience in one and not really sure how the other one works. How do you know if you should make the switch?
Preparing for the Architect Registration Exam is a difficult undertaking. We need tools that will us understand this process better and give us an edge on exam day. One of the best tools you can have is a better understanding of your Personality Type. Yup, it's time to get to know YOU!
The final vignette for the Building Design & Construction Systems exam, administered by NCARB, is the Roof Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout a roof plan showing all the elements required by the program.
Continuing on in the Building Design & Construction Systems exam administered by NCARB, next we will discuss the Stair Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to connect three levels in a building with a stair that meets the program requirements.
Charlie Klecha, President of aias.org recently took all 7 Exams for the Architect Registration Exam in 7 days as the culmination of his 7 in 7 campaign came to a close. Let's find out how he did. We are excited to be joined again by Charlie Klecha @charliechuck, President of AIAS, to discuss the 7 in 7 campaign and find out his results. You'll be amazed at what he accomplished in so little time.
Mustering up the motivation and courage to take just one of the divisions of Architect Registration Exam can seem daunting. But what if you decided to take all 7 divisions in 7 days? We are excited to be joined by Charlie Klecha @charliechuck, President of AIAS, to discuss the 7 in 7 campaign and find out if he is really nuts in attempting to take all 7 divisions of the ARE in 7 days.
The NCARB software for practice vignettes is not the most intuitive program and it can be a struggle just to figure out how to use the basic tool functions. Well have no fear, because we just added NEW Tools Intro videos! You spoke. We listened. This has been one of the most requested products from
The Building Design & Construction Systems division is one I consider to be a "cumulative" exam because it touches on a lot of topics from the other 6 AREs. In addition to a very broad range of questions in the multiple choice portion, there are THREE vignettes, the most of all the 7 exams. First,
The Building Systems exam covers a lot of topics that you may not be very familiar with if you are early in your architectural career. Thankfully, the Mechanical and Electrical Layout Vignette for the Building Systems exam is the exception. Like the other NCARB vignettes, no prior working experience is necessary in order to complete this
The here are two vignettes in the Site Planing & Design exam - Site Design and Site Grading. Here we will cover what you should keep in mind for the Site Grading vignette. For this vignette, you will need to grade the topography around a site element that you will place on the site. This top
Becoming a valuable employee is an important goal for those of us who want to advance our career. But how do I get there? How do I stand out from the crowd? Eric and I discuss 10 tips to help you become a more valuable employee. It's important to embrace these 10 tips to help you stand out from your peers and there's a pretty good chance your peers are too lazy to embrace all 10. So be sure to seize the opportunity!