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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GAIN EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT In the last article, we discussed the Architectural Education – Degrees; now, we discuss the experience.  First, we will focus on how to gain experience as a student – in other words, what can you do as a current architecture student to become an architect.   “I hear and I…

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ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION – DEGREES PATH TO AN ACCREDITED DEGREE Do you want to become an architect?  If so, you may already know that you will want to pursue a NAAB accredited professional degree to meet the education component of becoming an architect. Before selecting an architecture program, you need to understand the different paths to…

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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Recently, we posted information from ACSA on the student profile of architecture – i.e., demographics, gender and ethnicity on ARCHCareersGuide.com and social media.  As a result, I received a comment from David Freeman, AIA, Program Chair, Architecture and Construction Technology at Dutchess Community College.  Because of his…

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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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