SELECT: CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics; select one if you have not yet had a chance to read the topioc: Selecting a Program: What to Know Why Architecture What does an Architect do? Resources Rankings: Worth It Architecture + Design Career Days /…

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SELECTING: RANKINGS – WORTH IT? Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS One resource we did not discuss in the last essay on Resources was Rankings.  Many individuals and institutions will promote rankings as a…

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SELECTING: RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed two topics: 1) Why Architecture and 2) What does an Architect do? On the surface, you may not think these two topics help you select an architecture program, but they do. Now, we direct our focus on the resources available to…

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SELECTING: WHAT DOES AN ARCHITECT DO? So, the last essay began our series on Selecting a Program; the first step to the process was to answer the question – Why Architecture? Now, we focus on the tasks of an architect to ensure you know the end goal – the hard part is actually defining those…

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SELECTING: WHY ARCHITECTURE? So, the last essay started a series of essays on the topic of Selecting a Program.  Well, the first step is to answer the question – Why Architecture? Why Architecture? Why do you desire to become an architect? Have you been playing (building) with Legos since you were a young child? Did…

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SELECTING A PROGRAM – WHAT TO KNOW So, you wish to become an architect – Congratulations!  But what is the process – Just recently, we outlined the three major steps, namely 1) education, 2) experience, and 3) examination.  You are encouraged to review these steps are we start our next discussion on “Selecting a Program.”…

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Over the past few weeks, we have summarized the process of becoming an architect — Today’s on the ARE Architect Registration Examination ends the formal process. ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION – DEGREES GAIN EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT GAIN EXPERIENCE AS AN EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM Like the essay on AXP, to truly become an…

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ARCHITECTURE: MENTORING YOUNG LADIES Back in July, we learned of a tremendous summer architecture program via a Facebook post from Pascale Sablan, Founder & Executive Director Beyond the Built Environment LLC.  As a result, I reached out to her asking if she would be willing to write an entry on the program by Alex Foundation. …

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AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM To truly become an expert on AXP, you need to reference NCARB – https://www.ncarb.org/gain-axp-experience, but below are the basics. Established jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the late 1970s, the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) – originally the Intern…

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GAIN EXPERIENCE AS AN EMERGING PROFESSIONAL Last week, an article entitled, Gain Experience as a Student, discussed what you might consider doing to gain experience as an architecture student.  Today’s article is parallel but when you enter the profession after graduation.   FULL-TIME POSITIONS Upon graduation with your architecture degree, the true challenge begins –…

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