April 1, 2020

What is the role of Architecture in Fighting a Pandemic?

MASS Design Group has made available as part of its response is a list of Best Practices for Designing Spaces for infection control. Topic areas include everything from improving ventilation in existing spaces to thinking about materials selection in projects going forward. Amidst the search for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the implementation of large-scale human behavior

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March 13, 2020

From A to Zaha: 26 Women Who Changed Architecture

“Every single day, I have to remind someone that I am, in fact, an Architect. And sometimes not just an Architect, but the Architect.” Zaha Enter the 8th Annual A+Awards for a shot at international publication and global recognition. Submit your projects before March 27th to be in the running. Speaking to The New York Times in 2016, architect Yen Ha

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February 6, 2020

Leaving your Architecture position without burning bridges.

Some things to consider when it is time to move on. Take an inventory, ask yourself why? Does your answer reflect rational reasons? Were you passed over after picking up the slack for months, years? Do you feel emotionally abused by your boss and/or managers, dreading coming into the studio every day, unreasonable hours affecting

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January 16, 2020

Is Architecture completely wrong for me?

A majority of an Architects’s workload is not spent on Design rather blended with finance, community and construction realities. This can cause frustration. Mathew Turner suggests there is a solution to this that isn’t giving up on architecture; it is more evolution than revolution, and the answer is in your mindset.. Is Architecture completely wrong

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March 19, 2020

How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

Although it may not be everybody’s choice right now their are some positive statistics to working from home. 85% of people have reported increased levels of productivity as a result of remote work. Here are 20 tips on working from home successfully. Working from home is awesome … right up until the cat throws up

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February 26, 2020

Fostering Harmony in an Age Diverse Workplace

Age diversity in the workplace is on the rise in Architect and Design firms with a mix of generations working together Boomers, X generation, Millennial, Z generation! A few areas to look at to keep Harmony in this intergenerational workplace mix! Three areas where conflict occurs most in the workplace Communication Style, Work-Life Balance and

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January 29, 2020

The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know To Create An Engaging Culture

In reading some company reviews from past employees on indeed and interviewing thousands of Architects and Designers it seems some firms can use some help in this area. Give them a reason to believe  People are seeking jobs in Architecture and Design with meaning, purpose and a reason to believe in what they are doing.

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January 15, 2020

Tips for finding your dream Design Job!

Tips for finding your dream Design Job! Seven steps:  1. Self reflection know what your likes and dislikes are and what you are looking for location, role, environment, size. 2. Do your home work research the firm who, what, where, when.  What project types do they specialize in.. 3. Design education is important we do

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March 13, 2020

6 Meaningful Ways Companies Welcome Moms Back from Maternity Leave

A Salute to working Mom’s everywhere! Here is how companies are helping new parents: Paid leave 16-26 weeks, Phased Back Return, Onsite Child Care, lactation rooms. Empathetic and understanding managers are a must! Gender diversity is good for business! The phrase is very much in vogue these days, but it’s still an odd coinage —

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February 14, 2020

Attracting qualified candidates to A&D, Architecture & Design Positions

If your company wants to attract candidates with the “right stuff”, both professionally and personally, it’s important to take the time to define what success looks like in the role you are looking to fill. Taking the time to write an accurate, compelling and strategic position description is crucial to the process of attracting the

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January 23, 2020

Having an Architect at the table in the planning process makes for a better future!

When architecture becomes a service using old logic and repeating them and if an Architect maintains an isolated status of “waiting” for a great contract …this is simply no longer enough…”Architects are also Urbanist, it s not two separate professions.” We need an Architect at the planning table always! Thank you for your insights Liz

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October 17, 2018

Stealthy Hiring in a Candidate-Short Market

Stealthy Hiring in a Candidate-Short Market Industries across the nation are suffering from a talent shortage, and the Architectural industry is no exception. As a result, it is more important than ever that project managers make every effort to improve the speed and efficiency of their hiring processes to ensure that A+ candidates do not

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