MY PATH: DC DESIGN TOURS

MY PATH: DC DESIGN TOURS Below is a special guest entry written by Ms. Carolyn Muraskin. who graduated with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland. Learn from her career trajectory. — Thanks, Carolyn! Had the pleasure of having Carolyn as a student during her time at the University of Maryland. As an architecture…

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GREAT PLACES

GREAT PLACES As it is mid-May, there have been many both high school and college graduations since late April and will continue through the beginning of June.  If YOU are one of those graduates walking across the stage (actual or virtual), we wish you the best in celebrating your academic accomplishments. With graduations abound, I…

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IPAL – INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE

IPAL – INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE As you may already know, the path to licensure is 1) Education, 2) Experience, and Examination.  This path has been the way for many years; the issue is the time it takes to cross the finish line. Depending on the degree you pursue, the time to degree completion…

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SUMMER CAREER POSITIONS 2021

SUMMER CAREER POSITIONS 2021 Spring is fast approaching as the temperature will reach 60 degrees this week.  That means that summer will be here very soon as will the end of the semester. But what will you do this summer?  If you are like most college students, you will seek a summer position.  As an…

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ARCHITECTURE CAREER FAIR – VIRTUAL

ARCHITECTURE CAREER FAIR – VIRTUAL It is that time of year – time for Career Fair.  To prove the point, below is a partial list of the architecture programs that are hosting career events in the coming month or so.  Of course, some have already been held and are being held as this post is…

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AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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

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

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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WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER?

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? After recently completing the process of A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – The Career Search, below are answers to the question — What do you look for when hiring a new designer?  The answers below are from professionals from within architecture that have experience hiring. As such, you may…

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