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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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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PREPARATION TO BECOMING AN ARCHITECT As you desire to become an architect, there are many activities or programs that can prepare you for your path / journey.  All of these will further your interest / knowledge in the profession.   ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAM First, participate in an architecture summer program.  For Summer 2020, most if…

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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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