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.
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
This article highlights 6 thrilling ways Nigerian architects can fight boredom as they work from home. A lot of Nigerian architects are going to fight boredom either because of the general shutdown occasioned by the global pandemic or because working from home has been their regular programme. This post discusses 6 thrilling ways to overcome whatever boredom a Nigerian architect may face.
In this article, the author shares their experience of becoming a registered intern architect with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) and a full member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) after obtaining certification from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to register with the AAA and RAIC, and highlights the benefits of obtaining additional certifications such as LEED and PMP. The article also includes information on the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and how to become a member. This article is a useful resource for anyone looking to build a career as an architect in Canada, and provides valuable information on how to navigate the registration process and advance your career through additional certifications.
Are you a foreign-trained architect waiting for your certification from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)? This article follows the journey of an immigrant architect as they navigate the process of obtaining certification and building a career in Canada. In this article, the author shares their experience of finally receiving their certification after 6 months of waiting, albeit with a condition of taking additional courses to further their education. The article also provides insight into the difference between full and provisional certification, and how it affects the process of enrolling in the Intern Architect Program and seeking employment as an intern architect.
Are you an architect planning to move to Canada or recently arrived and unsure of how to restart your career? This blog post is for you. Learn about the process of re-certifying your degrees, the challenges of locating your academic design portfolio, and the steps to take to register with your provincial architects’ association and become a licensed architect in Canada. Discover the cost and processing time for certification, and tips on how to prepare for the professional examination. Don’t miss out on valuable information to help guide your journey as an architect in Canada.
This article provides tips for independent architects on how to get paid for designs. The tips include being passionate but also business-minded, taking your time to truly impress clients, avoiding the appearance of being overly fixated on money, having a clear and transparent fee structure, and being prepared to negotiate. The article also notes that architects often regret studying architecture, and that the profession is often underpaid and not in tune with reality.
This blog post discusses the differences and similarities between architecture and civil engineering. It explains that until modern times, there was no clear distinction between the two professions, and that civil engineering was so broad that it encompassed architecture. The duties of an architect and a civil engineer are comparable, with both having a lot of similarities. An architect specializes in buildings and their spaces, while a civil engineer specializes in infrastructures.
The blog post discusses two types of clients that architects may encounter: Client A, who is a gentle client who trusts the architect’s work and does not interfere with design ideas, and Client B, who is an informed/exposed client who is confident in their own ideas but lacks architectural skills. Client A is considered a dream client for architects while client B can be both interesting and difficult to work with.
As an architect practicing in Nigeria, I have noticed that the common style for residential architecture is “eclecticism”, which is a mix of elements from historical styles. Despite having a preferred style, I often find myself resorting to the popular style in my area due to client demand and practical considerations such as heavy rainfall. However, I believe that as knowledge and architectural exposure increase, demand and design of unique and pure architectural styles will increase. I am also curious to know if it is advisable for young architects to stick to specific architectural styles.
As an architect, it can be difficult to respond to requests for free services. While it may seem professional to turn down a client simply because they can’t afford your fees, it can also damage the relationship you have built with them. The expectation that architectural services should be offered for free or at a low cost is becoming increasingly common, making it important for architects to understand how to cope with these requests.
In this post, I discussed the debate about whether architects are considered artists or engineers. I explained that architects have a wider range of responsibilities that often overlap with those of engineers, and that architectural design involves creative or artistic expression. I also mentioned that the definition of architecture includes both art and science. I concluded that architecture is a combination of both art and engineering.