What’s Your Motivation?

By |2019-01-21T18:39:13+00:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Career Strategy, Profession|

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.

Goal Setting Tips for Young Architects

By |2019-01-21T18:39:13+00:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Career Strategy, Productivity, Profession|

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.

Episode 24: Have You Ever Considered Becoming A Consultant? [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:13+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Podcast, Profession|

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 career [...]

Our 18 Favorite Productivity Tools For Architects

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Productivity, Profession|

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!

Episode 23: Moonlighting: Is It For You? [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Podcast, Profession|

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?

Episode 22: So You Wanna Be An Architect? Here’s Your Roadmap [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Career Strategy, NCARB, Podcast, Profession|

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.

How to ask your Boss for a raise (or to pay for your ARE Exams)

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Career Strategy, Profession|

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 money [...]

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