ONLINE ARCHITECTURE COURSES Recently, an aspiring architect contacted me with the following question. “I was wondering if there’s any online courses that can help me reach that goal (become an architect) or gaining credits that I could transfer to another school.” My reply was somewhat limited because I have never took an online architecture course…

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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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THE DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS As a follow-up to the recent post – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education, we thought we would share data on African American architects. If you did not already know, the best resource is The Directory of African American Architects.  Established many years ago (early 1990s), the Directory is…

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ANNUAL REPORT ON ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION   If you are in architecture, be it an architecture student, emerging professional, or an architect, you owe it to yourself to review the NAAB Annual Statistical Report.  In fact, we would argue that you should access and review any and all data on the architecture profession.  Over the next…

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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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DECISION-MAKING PROCESS: RESOURCES The following are resources to assist you in your decision-making process. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, VIDEOS, CATALOGS, AND WEBSITES The first resource you are likely to receive from any school is the promotional materials that accompany the application for admission. Be sure to contact the architecture program as well as the central university admissions…

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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 a popular method of assistance in selecting an architecture program, be cautious. Do you know…

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SUMMER PROGRAMS – REVISITED Amazing or not, summer is HERE.  Technically, summer does not begin until June 21, but when I was growing up, summer started when school was out.  Granted, you may not quite be out for the summer but it will be soon. So, what are you doing this summer?  For ideas review…

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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 your Career.  Unfortunately, I will NOT be attending this year.  I had hoped to attend…

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