BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Recently, we posted information from ACSA on the student profile of architecture – i.e., demographics, gender and ethnicity on ARCHCareersGuide.com and social media.  As a result, I received a comment from David Freeman, AIA, Program Chair, Architecture and Construction Technology at Dutchess Community College.  Because of his…

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GENDER IN THE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSION Where are the women?  Measuring progress on gender in architecture https://www.acsa-arch.org/resources/data-resources/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture-2/ Over the past few entries on ARCHCareersGuide.com, you have been introduced to the following data sources – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education Directory of African American Architects NCARB by the Numbers Now, we wish to share a recent…

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NCARB BY THE NUMBERS 2020 Last week, you were introduced to two data sources on the profession of architecture – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education and the Directory of African American Architects.  Today, we introduce you to NCARB by the Numbers. – https://www.ncarb.org/nbtn2020 As stated on the its website, the 2020 edition of NCARB…

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ALPHABET SOUP What are AIA, AIAS, NAAB, ACSA, and NCARB? As you pursue the path to becoming an architect, you will come across the Collateral Organizations (Alphabet Soup) as outlined below.  In some respects, you should become familiar with them as they provide opportunities both as a student and as a professional. If I remember…

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SUMMER PROGRAMS – ONLINE   Back in late January, ARCHCareersGuide.com released the 2020 Architecture Summer Programs listing (see below) as it has done for over the last ten years.  It was nothing particularly special.  Each program offered included its location, website, and dates. 2020 Architecture Summer Programs http://www.archcareersguide.com/summer/ However, late April, we received a notification…

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WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? After recently completing the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – The Career Search, below are answers to the question — What do you look for when hiring a new designer?  The answers below are from professionals from within architecture that have experience hiring. As such, you may…

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TRANSITION We are ready to complete the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS   Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042320 Tools – Career Search – 050920 Experience – 051620 Commitment –…

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COMMITMENT We continue the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. – the process of gaining experience as a student or soon-to-be architectural graduate.  Below is the PROCESS: Assessment – 022520 Research – 030420 Connections – 031620 Help – 041520 Interim Positions – 042320 Tools – 050920 Experience – 051620 Commitment – 052320 Transition   As we come to…

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