KIMBERLY DOWDELL ELECTED AIA’S 2024 PRESIDENT

KIMBERLY DOWDELL ELECTED AIA’S 2024 PRESIDENT ARCHCareersGuide.com wants to make sure you know Ms. Kimberly Dowdell, AIA.  Why?  Because she just made history.  Recently, Ms. Dowdell was elected as the AIA 2023 First VP / 2024 President.  And why is this historic – She will NOT be the first female president nor the first black…

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ATTENDING CONFERENCES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ATTENDING CONFERENCES   It begins today, Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  What is IT?   AIA Conference on Architecture 2022 June 22-25, 2022 Chicago, IL https://conferenceonarchitecture.com/   If you are an architecture student or recently graduated, you would be well-served to attend.  It may be difficult as the conference begins this week but do…

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KEY TO SUCCESS IN A NEW POSITION

KEY TO SUCCESS IN A NEW POSITION It is the beginning of June; this means the academic year is over – graduation is over, and the summer has started.  For many of you, this also means you are starting a new position (hopefully in an architecture firm). But how do you get the most of…

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STUDY ABROAD — ABSOLUTELY!

STUDY ABROAD — ABSOLUTELY! Regardless of where you are on your “becoming an architect” journey, we will suggest that you strongly consider STUDY ABROAD.  While we did not confirm, we are confident that ALL architecture programs provide study abroad experiences as part of their curriculum.  Some programs actually require study abroad, but for most programs,…

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CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION

CHALLENGING OCULAR-CENTRISM IN DESIGN EDUCATION Recently, an article was shared by former student, Andrew Gipe-Lazarou, Ph.D.  Upon review, we contacted him to share (see below).  You may remember Dr. Gipe-Lazarou as he authored an article from last fall. The Diagram: The Single Most Important Skill for Students of Design https://www.archcareersguide.com/the-diagram-single-most-important-skill/   VIDEO: https://vtx.vt.edu/videos/k/2022/04/1_9m8yckp4.html?fbclid=IwAR03phfbnmuMocxjxRcpVwJ1wfKUVA1bZgn2OMrWENKtybxVZpOZaMlm84M]   In…

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WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER?

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A NEW DESIGNER? As graduation is fast approaching, we have been focusing on the job / career search; our last few essays have been – Sources of Leads – April 21, 2022 https://www.archcareersguide.com/sources-of-leads/ Twenty Skills of the Career Search https://www.archcareersguide.com/twenty-skills-of-the-career-search/ A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. Job Searching Acronym https://www.archcareersguide.com/a-r-c-h-i-t-e-c-t-job-searching-acronym/ Now, we hear from…

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SOURCES OF LEADS

SOURCES OF LEADS A few essays ago, we highlighted an acronym for your search – A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. At the end of the essay, we shared the following quote from Richard N. Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute? A FINAL THOUGHT! The answer, in a nutshell, is: Thru your research and then thru your…

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TWENTY SKILLS OF THE CAREER SEARCH

TWENTY SKILLS OF THE CAREER SEARCH Given the end of the academic year is fast approaching, our last entry on the job / career search was the following: A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – JOB SEARCHING ACRONYM https://www.archcareersguide.com/a-r-c-h-i-t-e-c-t-job-searching-acronym/ It provides an almost step-by-step process to the job searching process; well, as a compliment, we are discussing the needed skills…

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A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – JOB SEARCHING ACRONYM

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T – JOB SEARCHING ACRONYM After working with architecture students for a handful of years, we quickly realized that most were NOT fully aware of the process of job-searching.  To make the process easier to remember and more meaningful, we created an acronym using the word — architect (see below).  While you may think it…

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I AM A PLANNER

Below is a special guest entry written by Ms. Dana Perzynski who graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. — Thanks, Dana! Had the pleasure of working with Dana as an architecture student during her time at the University of Maryland.  She is pictured in the center of the image…

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