NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION – 2022

New Year’s Resolution With the new year, did you set New Year’s Resolutions? Truth be told, I am NOT much into setting resolutions but am very much into setting goals – SMART Goals.  What what is a Smart Goal and how do you set them? Setting SMART Goals SMART Goals is a well-established tool that…

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END OF SEMESTER TO DO

END OF SEMESTER TO DO Amazingly, the end of the fall semester is upon us.  Can you believe it?  True, you may still have projects and final exams, but the end of the semester is very near.  Soon, you will be heading home to celebrate your break and enjoy some needed rest. But aside from…

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THE DIAGRAM: SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL

THE DIAGRAM: THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL FOR STUDENTS OF DESIGN Today, we asked my former student, Andrew Gipe-Lazarou, Ph.D. to provide insight on his first semester as a professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design.  We let him decide on the specific topic — his decision was to describe the importance of…

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION Today’s guest essay is by Kartini Divya; she is originally from India and now practices architecture in Philadelphia, PA.  She graduated with Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University.   “Mom & dad, I want to study abroad. Through international higher education and meeting people of other cultures, it…

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WINTER ARCHITECTURE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WINTER ARCHITECTURE COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Have you ever thought of taking an architecture course in college while still in high school?  If so, check out these options — There may be others available across the county, but we know of these offerings.   Cornell University https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/program/online DEA 1110 Making a Difference by Design…

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PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS / CONTENTS

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS / CONTENTS Unlike most majors, undergraduate architecture programs may require a portfolio; this is especially true for Bachelor of Architecture programs. All graduate architecture programs will require a portfolio. Requiring a portfolio does not mean you have to be a talented architect prior to admission. Rather, the portfolio demonstrates your level of creativity…

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DECISION CRITERIA

DECISION CRITERIA Ultimately, how will you decide on which architecture programs to apply and more importantly which architecture program to attend.  Granted, you will NOT make the latter decision until next spring (National Reply Date: May 1, 2022), but now is the time to think about how you will make this important decision. Do you…

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GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES – FALL 2021

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES – FALL 2021 Today’s essay focuses on Graduate Open Houses and provides the dates / links to some graduate programs.  ARCHCareerGuide.com does NOT have a vehicle to promote Graduate Open House other than this essay. Application: Steps for Success https://www.archcareersguide.com/application_steps_for_success/ Rankings: Worth It? https://www.archcareersguide.com/rankings-worth-it-2/ Resources for Program Research https://www.archcareersguide.com/resources-for-program-research/ Resource: Architecture Programs…

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APPLICATION: STEPS FOR SUCCESS

APPLICATION: STEPS FOR SUCCESS Once you narrow your choices, the next step is to complete the applications by the stated deadlines.  Be cognizant of these deadlines, as many universities have set earlier and earlier deadlines within the academic calendar; some deadlines are in early October.  For graduate programs, some deadlines are in mid-December while others…

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RANKINGS: WORTH IT?

RANKINGS: WORTH IT? Most recently, we have presented essays on the process of selecting an architecture program; see below for the topics and links to the essays. Today, we will focus on Rankings and discuss their merits; ultimately, are they worth it? Resources for Program Research https://www.archcareersguide.com/resources-for-program-research/ Resource: Architecture Programs https://www.archcareersguide.com/resource-architecture-programs/             Architecture Programs            …

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