Masks? Commute? Office life in 2020 sparks debate across generations

What will the future of Architectural education be? A special discussion not to miss this Monday featuring leaders of Architectural education. Deans and faculty will be addressing change and challenges facing the Architectural Profession. It’s time to wear shoes to work again. Time to get back in step with a commuter’s routine. Work from home

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Architecture risks losing a whole diverse generation


What are the main concerns of professionals working onsite right now — and how have those shifted since earlier in the summer? According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, the main concern was and continues to be exposure to others. Concerns also differ by generation. Millennials-(22-38 yrs) working back onsite are the most concerned overall, while

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Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing

Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing – referrals from existing staff. This again disproportionately affects those already under-represented in the industry, with 98 per cent of referrals matching the racial profile of the person doing the referring.who tend to be

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Leaders must commit to change if diversity efforts are to work

Diversity Inc: The Fight For Racial Justice in the Workplace” by: Pamela NewkirkPeople hire from their own small networks we live in segregated worlds and the work place reflects this. It requires intentional interventions to conquer lack of diversity. First step change hiring practices to implement change by broadening your networks and out reach. Also,

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6 Critical Hiring Updates For Virtual Jobs

Critical Hiring Updates For Virtual Jobs

How to assess the candidates character and cultural fit with out meeting in person-6 updates includes: Clearly labeling position as WFH, Define boundaries of search by geo-targeting by zip code, Screen for relevant qualifications by adding target questions, assess soft skills and emotional intelligence, Interact based on workflows to simulate work conditions, engage virtual culture

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How To Be Optimistic, Even When You’re Feeling Pain And Despair

33% of people are medially optimistic only 13% highly optimistic. All outcomes are improved when people are optimistic…two techniques to increase optimism 1. When possible and to feel less intense emotional and physical reactions. Replay negative experiences from a self distance 3rd person “as a fly on the wall. 2. Increase your time spent with

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This week, architects and designers responded to racial inequality

Removal of statues is an opportunity to acknowledge slave trading of the past with an appropriate memorial…like a statue of protesters taking down a slave trader. Other opinions include Architects choosing to stop working on spaces that imprison and treat people inhumanly. The week on Dezeen, graffiti artist Banksy sketched a memorial to slavery, architects and designers created

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Architecture Community Experiences a Noticeable Impact on Mental Health Since Pandemic

Architecture Community Experiences

Uncertainty about the future was top of the list of what is impacting Architecture Communities mental health. A loss of social life and/or work culture had the highest number of responders. Of 122 responses 87 reported they had not received mental health assistance and/or resources from their employers or schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for

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