ACE MENTOR AUSTIN – CAREER DEVELOPMENT Last week. (November 17), I had the honor of being an “expert” on the panel, Career Development, sponsored by ACE Mentor Program of Austin.  Specifically, I addressed the topic, Careers in Architecture.  What made it most special was the moderator, Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BDC.  Allison was a…

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CAREER PROFILES ARCHCareersGuide.com is pleased to announce an additional resource on its website, namely career profiles.  In our opinion, a tremendous way to learn more about the profession of architecture is to read the career profiles of individuals in the profession. As shared on the website — http://www.archcareersguide.com/profiles/ — Career profiles of architecture students, emerging…

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MY PATH Kevin G. Sneed, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C OTJ Architects Washington, DC The Journey is the Destination ARCH Stories: The Journey Does Not End – Taking the ARE Exam It is said that if you start early in your life with a love for a particular talent, your devotion to it may include…

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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: 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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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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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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