Mentoring – National Mentoring Month

MENTORING Regardless of where you are on the path of Becoming an Architect – student, recent graduate, new hire – do you have a Mentor?  Do you know the importance of having a mentor? If you truly like about the history of the profession, mentoring has been a part of architecture.  In the true old…

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SATURDAY DESIGN STUDIO – ASFS

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) Saturday Design Studio is a distance-learning workshop in sustainable design and digital architecture for high school students. Participants will learn professional digital design tools, receive 1-on-1 mentoring with an architect or engineer, and create a portfolio of photo-realistic and video renderings of their original 3D designs. This four-week…

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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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ARCHCAREERSGUIDE.COM 2021 SUMMARY

ARCHCAREERSGUIDE.COM 2021 SUMMARY Happy New Year!  Just like last year’s celebration, we are truly glad that 2021 is over and could not wait until 2021.  Like 2020 the primary reason that 2021 is getting a bad rap – i.e., COVID-19, will not be over but we enjoy starting over. But the end of the year…

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GIFT IDEAS 2021

GIFT IDEAS 2021 In celebration of the current holiday season, below are several links to websites that highlight gifts for those architects / aspiring architects in your life.  Or you could select one gift idea for yourself. Of course, if none of these lists of gifts provide you any ideas, you can always go with…

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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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NEW RESOURCES: FIRST 500, ARQUITINA, LATINAS IN ARCHITECTURE

NEW RESOURCES: FIRST 500, ARQUITINA, LATINAS IN ARCHITECTURE As you may know, ARCHCareersGuide.com is all about helping you become an architect; as such, we are always seeking new RESOURCES.  Well, we found some new resources for you! For us, one of the best resources for becoming an architect is to talk with or read about…

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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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