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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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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