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How to become an architect in the United States

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Architects are notorious for having expansive libraries of books and magazines full of inspirational and referential information. We tend to collect and hold onto every architecture book that we come across and treasure them like they were gold. I will admit, I have a large...

  Architecture Portfolio Website If you are currently looking for work, how many resumes have you sent out to potential employers? How many times have you done a search & replace on your standard cover letter? Does your resume fit onto one letter sized page? None of...

Want to become an Architect without a degree? In order to become a licensed Architect most states require you to have "Education, Experience, and Examination", but what if it isn't possible to get the education portion? Maybe you have to maintain a full-time job, maybe you...

General requirements on how to become an Architect So you want to know how to become an Architect? Well, in order to become an Architect, you must go through a licensing process. The reason for licensing Architects is that it ensures the person practicing architecture has...

I have a little secret for you. I don’t know what I’m doing. Not really what you want to hear when you are trying to learn from me right? Hear me out. I know what I’m doing most of the time, but there are times...

Architecture and Lego Building I'm not going to lie, I still love Lego® Sets. I always loved them when I was a kid (and perhaps that was a sign of my future career) but to me it was just fun. Many assume that playing with Legos is how...

No matter the phase you are in your architecture journey, knowledge of business for architects is a must. Whether you are just starting out, or ready to start your own firm, you must have a basic knowledge of business. This journey typically begins with classes...

Why "drafting" supplies don't really help you in architecture. When you first get started in architecture, you may feel overwhelmed by all the tools and kits out there that claim to have everything you need to get started. Some of them carry things you need, while...

I got called out by somebody the other day. We were doing a tour of a school facility and were walking around the campus. As we were walking I was trailing back and taking it all in. I was looking up, down and all...

This is a guest post contribution from Michael Riscica who blogs at YoungArchitect.com Three years ago I accepted a position as a project manager for the city of Portland, Oregon. After ten years of working for architects, this is my first job that is not with...

[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignright" width="150"] Flikr: The Ridge Resorts[/caption] Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to have gone through a few interviews, and some of them have been good, many others have been bad. Now that I am in the position where I am sitting...

What are the phases you go through to design a project? What a lot of people may not know until they are in the field of architecture is that it is typically done in phases. I have had a lot of lay people respond with, “Don’t...

What type of architecture do you do? One thing most people don't understand, or understand only on a very basic level is that architects work on many different project types that can vary greatly. From houses to shopping centers to multiunit developments, architecture can take many...