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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ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS – KICK OFF

ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS – KICK OFF   While it is officially still spring, we are celebrating and kicking off the myriad of summer programs.  It is NOT too late to consider and apply to one of the Architecture Summer Programs.  To view the full list, visit the following.   Architecture Summer Programs https://www.archcareersguide.com/summer/   A…

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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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BEYOND ARCHITECTURE: ARCHITECT WHISPERER AND MORE

BEYOND ARCHITECTURE ADDITIONAL Earlier this week, we had the pleasure to connect with Hallie Crouch, self-proclaimed Architect Whisperer and Director of Strategy / Associate Principal with Bialosky located in Cleveland, OH. Rather than providing an overview of our conversation, I will encourage you to read her recent article in Connection – Becoming an Architect Whisperer:…

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20 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION

2004 – 20 YEARS AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Last essay was entitled Graduation vs. Commencement; today’s is 20 years in the future. Do you know where you will be 20 years after your college / university graduation?  Probably not as it is impossible to forsee the future, but perhaps, the survey results below will…

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GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT

GRADUATION VS. COMMENCEMENT Yesterday, I was the proud father as one of my daughters graduated from the university; she was the first of the three daughters.  Granted, the main ceremony was extra-long plus it was sunny and extra hot after the threat of rain. Did you graduate this spring?  If so, congratulations.  Congratulations on the…

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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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