PERCEPTION ARCHITECT

Amazingly, summer is nearing its end; parents with their children are headed to back-to-school sales. And, this series is still growing strong. Highlighted below is my friend Ashley; since this profile in 2014, she is now a Principal with LandDesign … Read More

THEORIZING IN ARCHITECTURE

Again, another profile of a colleague, Karen Cordes Spence, Ph.D. who serves as professor of architecture at Drury University. Amazingly, I have known Dr. Cordes Spence for over 25 years. If you are an architecture student or planning to pursue … Read More

A CREATIVE CAREER TRANSFORMATION

A CREATIVE CAREER TRANSFORMATION Again, another profile of an architect turned “something else.” In this case, Eric Taylor transformed to an architectural photographer. In some regards, I would enjoyed this career path. I did photography work all through growing up … Read More

PINCH ME!

Below is another profile of architect who had pursued a different path as outlined in Becoming an Architect; as implied in the title, this position was “pretty cool” for Megan Chusid. Now, Megan serves as the Project Lead / Senior … Read More

ADAPT, GROW, PROSPER

Another individual who has pursued a related career to architecture! Adapt, Grow, Prosper Joseph Nickol, AICP, LEED AP BD + C Urbanist, Urban Design Associates Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Why did you initially pursue architecture? Oddly enough, I chose architecture to build … Read More

ARCHITECT. CONNECTOR. CHANGE AGENT

Last month, I shared the first of what I hope will be many profiles of individuals with an architectural education who have pursued a path beyond architecture.For today’s profile, I am highlighting Kimberly Dowdell, current NOMA President. I first met … Read More

CITIZEN ARCHITECT

Earlier in June, I posted the following entry — PIVOT AND EXPAND YOUR CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE — to state that I would highlight individuals / professional colleagues who have pursued careers BEYOND the traditional path. First, is Amanda Harrell-Seyburn who … Read More

PIVOT AND EXPAND YOUR CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE

Pivot and Expand Your Career in Architecture Later this week, the AIA Convention in Las Vegas, NV begins (June 6-8).  For many years, I attended the AIA Convention and presented on a few different topics including Speed Mentoring and Designing … Read More

CAREER FAIR: HOW TO MAXIMIZE

CAREER FAIR Many architecture programs typically hold career fairs during this time of year – February and March.  Below are steps to ensure success! First, be sure to attend. In my many years of experience working with students, many will have … Read More

Architecture and Beyond: Career Paths of an Architect

Architecture and Beyond: Career Paths of an Architect Earlier this week, the professor who teaches the introductory course on architecture and the built environment approached me asking if I would be willing to substitute for her and present a lecture … Read More