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!
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.
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!
Ecology is the study of natural systems and how organisms relate to their physical surroundings. So what the heck does that have to do with architecture and why should I care? Eric and I discuss what exactly ecology is and the benefits of teaching it in architecture school. We also discuss how it is a basic fundamental understanding of the way nature works and why it is beneficial to architects to better understand the core principles.
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.
Our very own, Eric Corey Freed made a major career move recently and began working with the Living Future Institute because, well, he wants to live in the future. Eric made a major career move last September which also brought him to Portland Oregon. He is now working on what he considers his dream job at the Living Future Institute and heavily involved in the Living Building Challenge. We discuss the benefits of the Living Building Challenge and how there is nothing else like it.
Architects should be well versed in public speaking as it is another tool that allows us to communicate our ideas to others. It allows us to reach out and inspire our clients and the general public. But we don't always say the smartest things. Eric and I discuss some popular (not necessarily in a good way) quotes that Architects said in 2014 based on an article published by Dezeen magazine. We've selected a couple of our favorites and discussed them in this episode.
We've all felt the urge at one time or another to say "screw this job I'm going out on my own." But without a carefully laid out plan and clear vision of what lies ahead, we could be doomed before we get started. That's why we interviewed Mark R. LePage, the Entrepreneur Architect to avoid all of those mistakes.
The use of the term "Architect" has garnered a lot of attention lately. Some say it's misused, others say Architects are too protective of the term and should focus on issues that matter. We've put together a panel for today's discussion including Stephen Hopkins, a recovering Architect, Brandon Kent, a designer in San Francisco, Evan Troxel, host of Archispeak Podcast, and our own Eric Corey Freed. We discuss Stephen and Brandon's article called "Daniel Libeskind is No Architect." We also discuss the legalities of practicing architecture and the perception of the word Architect in global marketplace.
There was an article published a few months ago called "Why I Left the Architecture Profession" that started a bit of controversy in the architecture community. Is there merit in the article? Or is it all hogwash? We discuss the article written by Christine Outram that appeared in archdaily last fall called "Why I Left The Architecture Profession."
We've all seen how Architects are portrayed by Hollywood, and in many cases it amounts to a superficial brush stroke at best. But is that the case for all of the portrayals? In this episode, Eric and I discuss a few movies that feature Architects in starring roles and we also discuss whether the role of the Architect is central to the story.
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!
Greenbuild is the biggest event of the year for many in the green building space. Our very own, Eric Corey Freed had the opportunity of speaking in front of more than 600 people. And he was awesome! In this episode, Eric and I discuss his recent trip to GreenBuild 2013 in Philadelphia.
Let's face it. Architects are, by nature, a strange breed and some would consider us an odd sort of creature. Some would even go so far as to write an article about dating an architect, as if it would be a strange experience. On second thought, maybe it would be. In this episode, Eric and
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.
Having a plan is crucial to achieving success. Understanding how each division of the Architect Registration Exam relates to the big picture is your first step in creating your plan.
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