CAREER PROFILES UPDATE 2022
It has been a while but we have finally had the opportunity to update our resource — Career Profiles.
Just this weekend, we have added four additional profiles (see below); this brings the total to almost 20. Plus, there are links to other resources:
ADDITIONAL CAREER PROFILE RESOURCES:
ARCHStories – a compilation of stories from architects about their licensure story.
Great Designer Library – serves as a resource to the profession as well as a platform of elevation of Diverse Designers
Madame Architect – platform celebrating women in architecture from different generations, countries, and corners of the industry.
ARCHITECTURE AS AN ART AND SCIENCE: Amy Perenchio
My greatest challenge as an architect, thus far, has been appreciating a work life balance. I absolutely love what I do for a living. Finding ways to compliment my career with other fun things outside of architecture has been a big challenge, but also the most rewarding experience I’ve had as an intern. Allowing myself to enjoy time outside of the office has allowed me to live more fully, lower my stress, and perform at a much higher level when I am at work.
Finding ways to compliment my career with other fun things outside of architecture has been a big challenge, but also the most rewarding experience…
BAPTISM BY FIRE: Robert Roubik, AIA, LEED AP
The most satisfying part of being an architect is seeing our work get built. The process of designing a building can be an arduous, painstaking, stressful one—and what makes it all worthwhile is to see the tangible fruits of our labor.
…most satisfying part of being an architect is seeing our work get built.
BUILDING BETTER ARCHITECTS: Andrew Caruso, AIA, NCARB
First, every day presents a learning opportunity. Making the most of your early years in the profession is a careful balance of being open to new experiences, but also clearly communicating your interests and passions. All firms are not equal; be sure to find the company that best fits your unique design point of view. This makes it much easier to align your own professional development goals with the goals of the company, the key to creating career-changing opportunities.
…be sure to find the company that best fits your unique design point of view.
ARCHITECT – CONNECTOR – CHANGE AGENT: – Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
The path towards licensure has been the most disappointing and challenging aspect of the profession. I hope the process will improve for future generations of architects because as it stands today, many of my colleagues and I feel that the IDP and ARE are designed to be deterrents to the profession.