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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RESOURCES – PUBLICATIONS As an architecture student, you will quickly learn that architecture is all about BOOKS!  Below are some books that you may wish to reference and purchase; to assist, links to each book in AMAZON are provided.  One of my favorite from the list is Experiencing Architecture; I read it during my first…

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Today, I am pleased to launch this new website. ARCHCareersGuide.com http://www.archcareersguide.com Amazingly, I launched my previous blog, ARCHCareers blog on May 29, 2008 — over 10 years ago.  During these last ten years, I have authored over 550 entries; looking back, I am amazed as I never thought I had that much to share. But I…

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RESOURCES The following are resources to assist you in making a decision on an architecture. First, contact each of the programs in which you are interested to receive promotional materials both from the university and the academic unit (architecture program).  I fully understand that each institution will have a website but sometimes having materials in…

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