July 3, 2024

The Rise of Remote Work in Architecture: Adapting to Flexible Work Environments

One lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the expansion of remote work. Employers and employees both have seen how the option to work remotely or in a hybrid model can benefit everyone, bringing cost savings to organizations at the same time it helps employees maintain their ideal work-life balance.  For those growing an

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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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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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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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June 1, 2024

Sustainable Design in Architecture: Exploring Trends and Career Opportunities

The importance of protecting the environment and its natural resources has never been clearer than it is today. It’s estimated that 37% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide are from the construction and building industries, a figure that is leading many design and architecture firms to actively seek ways they can reduce their carbon footprint and

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March 1, 2024

How to Create a Standout Digital Architecture Portfolio Step-by-Step

An online portfolio is a must-have tool for modern architects to further their careers. Not only will this be a requirement when you’re applying for jobs and internships, but it’s also one of the best ways to establish your brand as a designer, or to connect with potential clients as an independent or freelance architect. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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