RESEARCHING A GRADUATE PROGRAM

Researching a Graduate Program Below is a brief synopsis from a colleague on researching a graduate program in architecture. Note that many graduate programs are hosting Graduate Open Houses during late October / early November providing you an opportunity to … Read More

RANKINGS — WORTH IT

RANKINGS – WORTH IT! In the book, Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, the text below on Rankings was included.  As you can see, use caution if using various rankings. RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS While rankings are … Read More

COURSES, TOOLS, ETC.

COURSES, TOOLS, ETC. COURSES Regardless of the program and institution you select to pursue your architecture degree, the courses offered will be similar. A typical sequence includes the following: general education, design, history and theory, technology, professional practice, and electives. … Read More

ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS As one might expect, students interested in architecture seek out programs that occur during the summer.  In fact, each year, ARCHCareersGuide.com publishes a list near the end of January (see below for Summer 2019).  Summer 2019 List … Read More

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS – FALL 2019

Architecture + Design Career Days / College Fairs – Fall 2019 Amazingly, summer is over and fall will begin soon enough. With the coming of fall comes the many Architecture + Design College Day / Fairs (see below). As one … Read More

YOU ARE AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT

YOU ARE AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT Congratulations! You are now an architecture student and embarking on the first and most critical phase of becoming an architect.  As you start, consider the following: Introduce yourself to your faculty: Within the first few … Read More

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATE

Amazingly or not amazingly, my three daughters graduated this past week (on Friday, May 24).  I say amazingly, because they were just toddlers growing up or so it seemed; they just started high school and now they are graduating and … Read More

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING There is an old adage – “You needs experience to obtain a job, yet how do you obtain experience if you do not have a job.”  Besides, most employers are seeking graduates with experience. Nearly 91 percent of … Read More

DECISION RESOURCES

DECISION RESOURCES With the May 1st national reply deadline fast approaching, consider the following resources as you make your decision. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, VIDEOS, CATALOGS, AND WEBSITES The first resource you are likely to receive from any school is the promotional … Read More

CAMPUS VISIT: FIRSTHAND

ADMITTED STUDENT DAY: MAKE IT MIAMI Yesterday, my wife and I had the pleasure (honor) of accompanying one of my daughters during her visit to Miami University (Oxford, OH).  Her visit was part of an admitted student day – Make … Read More