May 13, 2024

Leveraging Digital Platforms for Success in Architecture and Design Talent Acquisition

Finding the right architect for a role or project isn’t easy. Many firms were operating short-staffed in 2023, and with 60% of firms in the AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards survey expecting to take on more projects this year, it’s likely that hiring architects will continue to be a challenge through 2024. The BLS predicts the industry will

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April 1, 2024

Architecture and Design Job Opportunities: Navigating Online Job Boards (with Expert Tips)

Online job boards are a convenient way for architects and designers looking to advance their careers to find their next opportunity. Across industries, 59% of job seekers turn to online marketplaces when they’re looking for a job, making these sites the most popular job search strategy, ahead of social media (39%), professional network connections (25%),

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February 22, 2024

Architecture and Design Job Descriptions: Best Practices for Writing Attention-Grabbing Job Listings

Writing a great job description is a key step in attracting the right professionals to your open architecture roles. That’s more true now than ever in the past. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of architecture jobs is expected to see a growth rate of 5% through 2032, faster than the average

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January 26, 2024

Architectural Specializations and Career Paths: A Comprehensive Guide

Architecture is a varied field. The types of projects that an architect designs can include a wide range of buildings and structures, from private homes to industrial facilities to public spaces like parks and other outdoor areas. For students of architecture, deciding what specialization you want to focus on is an important first step to

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December 14, 2023

Architectural Internships: How to Gain Valuable Experience to Launch Your Career

Getting a degree in architecture is the first step to starting a career in this field. While this education will teach you the key skills and knowledge you need to become an architect, though, there are some aspects of the field that can’t be learned in school. An internship is the best way to experience

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November 24, 2023

The Power of Networking: Building Connections in the Architecture Industry

Starting and growing a career as an architect can be a challenge. From finding work to building the right team for projects, there are many aspects of this career that you simply can’t do alone.  This is why networking is such an important part of establishing yourself as an architect. Having a strong network can

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November 24, 2023

Proven Strategies to Attract Top Architecture and Design Talent

The ongoing labor shortage is a primary concern for firms that need to recruit architects and designers. According to AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards survey, 4 of the top 10 concerns of architecture firms in 2023 were related to staffing. The top staffing-related challenges were finding candidates for key positions (20%), filling open positions (17%), retaining staff (10%),

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October 6, 2023

The Importance of Continuing Education for Building an Architecture or Design Career

Between completion of a degree program and practical experience in an internship, it can take 6-8 years to be fully-trained as an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer. Just because you’ve finished your degree, though, that doesn’t mean that the learning is over. Continuing education is a key way that architects and designers continue to

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September 1, 2023

Creating a More Inclusive and Diverse Architecture Industry

The field of architecture has become more diverse in recent years as architecture firms actively work to recruit candidates from a variety of backgrounds into their organizations. While the number of opportunities for people from underrepresented groups has increased, however, there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve true equity in

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August 7, 2023

Tips for Job Seekers to Navigate the Architecture Job Market

Architecture can be a very competitive field. The high average salary of architecture jobs, combined with the creative nature of the industry, make it an appealing career for individuals who are artistic and passionate about design. At the same time, demand for architects has remained relatively static, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts slower

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July 23, 2023

Resources to Create an Impressive Online Portfolio

Design and architecture professionals know they need to bring a portfolio of past work to impress employers when they head to an interview. In today’s world, though, having an online portfolio is just as important, helping you to access those opportunities, develop your personal brand, and grow your career in the industry. The good news

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March 6, 2023

Architectural and Design Professionals Job Interview: Tips to Help You Stand Out In Person and On Video

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences for even the most experienced professionals. As an architect, the pressure to impress potential employers can be daunting. However, with the right preparation, you can approach the interview with confidence and ease. In this article, we will provide you with tips to help you stand out and showcase your

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