A Project Architect is a licensed architect responsible for overseeing the entire design and construction process of a building project. Their duties include project management, client relationship management, coordinating the design team and consultants, construction budget management, and contract administration. This demanding role requires a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle and the ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholders. A Project Architect must ensure that the project is completed to the client’s satisfaction, within budget, and in compliance with design and construction standards.
In this blog post, we discuss the importance of architectural drawings in the construction process and break down the various elements and numbering systems found in a typical architectural drawing document for construction. This post is a must-read for architects looking to gain hands-on experience and understanding of how to effectively convey construction information through proper sheet numbering and organization. From cover sheets and legends to site plans, floor plans, roof plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, and more, this post provides a comprehensive guide to architectural drawings and how they are used in the building process.
The blog post discusses the evolution of architectural trends over time, and how societal and cultural trends influence the forms and styles of buildings. It starts with a brief introduction of the term “emerging expression of the age” and how architectural expressions of the age have been shaped by various factors throughout history. The post then goes on to discuss current trends such as sustainable/green architecture and parametric design, as well as past trends such as postmodern architecture and brutalism. The post aims to empower architects and designers to stay ahead of the curve by being able to anticipate and incorporate the latest architectural styles and movements into their designs.
This article delves into how architects’ natural inclination towards divergent thinking allows them to approach projects with a creative mindset, generating new ideas and exploring different possibilities, while technologists’ inclination towards convergent thinking enables them to focus, organize, and pay attention to the necessary details required during a project.
Moving to a new country can be a thrilling yet challenging journey, especially for architects who may face a range of opportunities and obstacles. Architects may weigh factors such as their passion for the profession, age, potential salary, and professional barriers when deciding whether or not to pursue their careers abroad. This article offers a list of considerations and guidance for architects who are currently in this situation or planning to be
AI is revolutionizing architectural visualization by generating stunning images from textual inputs. The use of AI offers significant advantages in terms of ease, speed, and efficiency of rendering. However, it may pose a potential threat to traditional 3D modeling and rendering tools such as 3Ds Max, Revit, V-ray, Lumion, and Enscape.
Storytelling in architecture is the use of narratives, themes, and symbolic elements in the design of buildings and spaces to create meaning and connection. It has the ability to enhance the user experience, create a sense of place and identity, improve communication, and add aesthetic value. By using storytelling elements in their work, architects can help to make their designs more memorable, engaging, and meaningful for people.
This is an eye opening Chat between the Artificial Intelligence – Chat GPT and a curious Architect. The future is upon us.
After years of hard work, perseverance, and determination, my dream of becoming a licensed architect in Canada has officially commenced. In this article, I share my journey of securing an Intern Architect position and the importance of soft skills, building a portfolio, and utilizing tools like LinkedIn in the job search process. Join me as I reflect on my 30 months in Canada and embark on my final journey towards licensure in just 2-3 years. Follow my journey and learn from my experiences as a foreign-trained architect in Canada
While hand sketches and drawings engage the architects’ creative side and should continue to be taught in schools, software use polishes and packages this creativity in a presentable manner. If you are an architect, architecture graduate or student, then it is time to start brushing up on the relevant architecture software skills in demand in 2022.
In this article, the author discusses their experiences in the Architectural Technologies program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). They share details about the structure of the program and how it is tailored for foreign-trained architects, including the courses offered and the focus on Canadian building codes and regulations. The author also highlights how the program emphasizes the unique Canadian climate and construction methods, and how it requires students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. They express their excitement about the new ideas and knowledge they are learning, but also note that some foreign-trained architects may need to put in more time and effort in certain areas.
This proposal is a mixed-use development of commercial and residential use located on 20 Avenue NW, Calgary. It’s on a parcel with a land-use designation of CN-2. The building contains 2-units of shopping spaces suitable for a hair and nail salon on the main floor and 2-units of 1-bedroom apartment on the second floor.
In this article, the author continues to share their experiences as a foreign-trained architect navigating the process of licensure in Canada. They discuss their recent success in obtaining a LEED Green Associate certification and their ongoing efforts to fulfill the remaining requirements for full certification with the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). They also share their experiences with taking an online course at Athabasca University to gain an in-depth understanding of architectural practice and management in Canada. Additionally, the author offers advice to other internationally-trained architects on how to improve their chances of securing a job in their field.
The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has published the list of accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria for 2020. According to ARCON, the purpose of the publication was to inform and guide the public on their choice of schools. It further stated that only schools listed below have been duly accredited to admit students to study architecture in Nigeria.