Embracing the Freedom of a Multi-Faceted Architecture Career
When we get out of architecture school, no one is there holding your hand, guiding you where to go next. We’re all sort of left to our own devices, assumed we’ll find our own way in the world.
And why shouldn’t we? The last generation did it, right?
But perhaps there’s a different way to think about the next step.
A Creative Reset: Knowing When to Embrace Change as a Designer and Human Being
Freedom is something we all strive for.
But what does it mean to have freedom in your professional architecture career?
To me, building career freedom means that you have the opportunity to make the professional choices you want for yourself.
Freedom inherently comes down to choice.
My circumstances are unique to me, but that doesn’t mean that someone else without my experiences can’t close the gap on my career or that I can’t on someone who has the career I wish for.
Let’s talk about a few of the core values that can bring you closer to the career freedom you’re searching for.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Networking for Architects
Do you believe in serendipity? (No, not the John Cusack movie.)
In its simplest terms, serendipity is when a series of chance events lead to a positive outcome. Sometimes the universe has a way of placing things in your path.
Sometimes we have to embrace serendipity to change our path for the better, especially when we lose our inspiration.
Recently, I did just that.
Designing the Gallery of Your Life: A Successful Career to Inspire Others
In many respects, networking should be one of the most enjoyable activities we partake in as professionals. The reality is that we often overlook it as a mundane and trivial part of our careers.
There are really only three ways to approach networking. Let's take a lesson from one of the greatest films of all time
It even has Clint Eastwood for good measure.
10 Valuable Lessons Learned in My First 10 Years Working in the Profession of Architecture
What if you could distill your entire professional experience into a single gallery of your best work? Someone I know and respect immensely did just that and so much more for the profession than he can ever know.
An Architect's Perspective on House or Home
2019 marks the end of something profound to myself and my career. I have worked in the profession of Architecture for 10 years.
And although I meant well from the beginning, the road to getting here wasn’t easy. It was paved with lessons both professional and personal that have shaped me into the person I am today.
How to Define an Architect's Style
When we’re in architecture school, we’re taught how to create space. When we’re in the office after school is over, we design space for real people who will make it their own. "House" and "Home" may describe the same thing on the surface, but they're very different from the point of view of this Architect.
One Crucial Step to Set Yourself Up for Career Success
What defines ‘style’ though? We’re not born with a ‘style,’ per say. Instead, we’re shaped by the world around us and the decisions we make.
How I Adopted the Teacher Mindset as an Architect
The year is winding down and the temptation to step back while 2016 fades away is everywhere. Fight the urge and do something today to help you push forward for the next 365.
Office Life: Architects as Entrepreneurs
Did you ever find one day that the person you’ve become is somewhat unexpected?I’ve known for quite some time what I’m all about, but it’s interesting when someone else puts it so plainly into words for you.
Reflection on My Wonderful, Unexpected Career So Far
I bet when you were going to Architecture school, sitting in studio, you rarely thought about all the ‘additional’ things that the profession would require of you beyond your design skills. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the profession deals with, and relies upon, business.
Let's Talk About Attending Conferences
I had a very good idea of where I'd go in my career when I graduated years ago. It's good that I was wrong.
Becoming An Architect
Are you looking to advance your career, learn new skills, and build your network in a short time? Maybe you'd be interested in attending conferences!
Why Consistency is Your Key to Excellence
Time really does fly. It doesn't feel like much has changed, but one year later, I know in my bones that I am really an Architect. There is still so much for me to learn, but the way I learn it is now supported by the confidence that I completed a journey that few attempt and even fewer complete.
What if you could begin to master a skill or craft over time without even thinking about it? The key... consistency!