Should Contractors simply be treated as hired help or indentured servants? Or do they deserve the same respect as other building professionals?
Are you thinking about striking out on your own? Wondering what it's like to work with clients?
Although we may not realize until years after architecture school, the problem solving skills and the ability to endure criticism is a valuable life skill that few other educational programs are able to offer.
The word “intern” usually brings to mind the image of a young kid, maybe still in college or just out, running around an office doing odd jobs, delivering coffee and working for very little to no money.
Early on in my journey to become licensed, I had several people ask me “why do you want to be an architect?” For me, the answer was simple – it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I knew from the time I was about 11 years old that this was my career path, so I did everything I could to make sure I’d see that dream come to fruition.
The New Year is a good reminder to set and review your goals. A successful career in Architecture doesn’t happen by luck or by chance. It requires a clear vision of what you want, setting tangible goals, and then assigning tasks to work toward those goals. There are 168 hours in a week. Assuming you sleep 7 hours a night (and you should), that leaves around 119 hours.
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.
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.
Asking for more money can be a stressful and awkward experience. In fact, nearly two-thirds of employees don’t ask for a raise (instead they just wait for it to happen). But by not asking for a raise, you could be hurting your career, as well as your financial future. As architects, we don’t make as much
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!
You're in the process of looking for your first real job in an architecture office. You're nervous and may have a feeling of being overwhelmed at the whole process. Well have no fear, Eric and I are here to share our thoughts and experiences, both as an employee and an employer. Eric and I each have over 25 years of experience (that's 50 years for the math wizards) in the architecture profession and we have both been on the side of the employee trying to get the job and the employer having to sift through a pile of resumes to find qualified candidates. We discuss 8 Tips that will help you land your first real architecture job.
Goal setting is very important for those of us who want to accomplish great things. It's a great time to set your goals to help you become a Licensed Architect in 2014. And we're here to help you achieve your goals!
The Intern Development Program administered by NCARB is the foundation of starting your architectural career off on the right foot. It's not only your road map for success, but it is also your leverage to prevent your boss from keeping you chained to your desk for three years.