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?
Join Eric for a candid interview with Jared Zurn, Director of Examination as they discuss in depth topics related to 5.0. If you're taking 5.0, this is a must listen to episode.
ARE 5.0 is here! And we're scared as hell! Okay, maybe not THAT scared, but we've learned you're worried so we put together the Top 5 Fears for 5.0 to help calm your nerves. We're back! Eric has been talking on the phone to a lot of you and we've been learning of your
Our choices of material selection might seem a minimal undertaking. But when you step back and look at the bigger picture, Architects can have a big impact on the environment simply by the material choices we make.
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.
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!
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.
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
We are productivity nerds. In fact, if you’re reading this, you probably are as well. Any professional that takes their work seriously would naturally want to find new tools and software to help them do their job faster and to remove repetition from their day. So we’ve put together a list of our best kept secrets that put more time back into our day and free us up to focus on more important things: like design!
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?
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
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.
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!
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.