PIVOT AND EXPAND YOUR CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE

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 … 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

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER?

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? With graduation this month for the most part and many graduates seeking their first professional position after graduation, I thought I would share answers to the question – What do … Read More

ITS OVER

ITS OVER Well, May 1 (see below) – the National Reply Date has come and gone.  Did you make the right decision?  You truly will not know until you arrive on campus in the fall and begin your courses. Even … Read More

RESOURCES – PUBLICATIONS

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 … 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

DECISION-MAKING – COIN FLIP OR NOT

DECISION-MAKING Over the last three weeks, you were provided a set of three attributes to consider when selecting an institution, namely, You, Institution, and Academic Program.  Now, as a conclusion to the discussion, let’s discuss how YOU actually make the … Read More

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

Now, for the third set of criteria to consider when making your decision: Architecture Program; first, we look at You.  Last week, we looked at the Institution. ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Because you will spend the largest portion of your college career … Read More