WHY YOU SHOULD GET LICENSED! by Marc Teer, FAIA – Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles For this essay, we are thankful to have Marc Speer, FAIA, Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles, provide insight on reasons to become licensed. Are you weighing the pros and cons of becoming licensed? I am here to say it is…

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ARCHCAREERSGUIDES.COM – RESOURCES Over the past few months, ARCHCareersGuide.com has expanded its resource offerings.  Below are those new resources and links to them. PATH: EDUCATION: SELECTING A PROGRAM During much of the fall, we have outlined the process of Selecting a Program.  In all, it covered the following topics. Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What…

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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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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 A PROGRAM – WHAT TO KNOW So, you wish to become an architect – Congratulations!  But what is the process – Just recently, we outlined the three major steps, namely 1) education, 2) experience, and 3) examination.  You are encouraged to review these steps are we start our next discussion on “Selecting a Program.”…

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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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ONLINE ARCHITECTURE COURSES Recently, an aspiring architect contacted me with the following question. “I was wondering if there’s any online courses that can help me reach that goal (become an architect) or gaining credits that I could transfer to another school.” My reply was somewhat limited because I have never took an online architecture course…

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GENDER IN THE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSION Where are the women?  Measuring progress on gender in architecture https://www.acsa-arch.org/resources/data-resources/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture-2/ Over the past few entries on ARCHCareersGuide.com, you have been introduced to the following data sources – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education Directory of African American Architects NCARB by the Numbers Now, we wish to share a recent…

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NCARB BY THE NUMBERS 2020 Last week, you were introduced to two data sources on the profession of architecture – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education and the Directory of African American Architects.  Today, we introduce you to NCARB by the Numbers. – https://www.ncarb.org/nbtn2020 As stated on the its website, the 2020 edition of NCARB…

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THE DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS As a follow-up to the recent post – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education, we thought we would share data on African American architects. If you did not already know, the best resource is The Directory of African American Architects.  Established many years ago (early 1990s), the Directory is…

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