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
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
This article talks about LEED, building certifications, how to get accredited and the numerous benefits architects stand to derive. It speaks on the difference between LEED Green Assoc. and LEED AP, and how professionals in developing countries can profit from an early start in LEED.
This article teaches you how to write a resume or CV. It enlightens you on how to create a list of previous and present key job you have held, key accomplishments, key expertise, personalities and values, and unique selling point. With these database, you can always pull out relevant information to respond to any job posting.
In this article, the focus is on the financial challenges that come with the process of getting certified and finding a job in an architectural firm in Canada. The author discussed the challenges of depleting Proof of Fund (POF) and how it affects the job search process. The article also highlights the experience of other immigrant architects and their different career paths, such as starting as a technologist and working their way up to intern architect, or even Project manager. It also provides tips on how to apply for jobs in big and small firms, and also alternative routes such as working through a recruitment agency like Randstad Inc. This article is a must-read for anyone trying to build a career as an architect in Canada, especially for those who are facing financial challenges.
The article discusses career paths for young architects and how to determine the best path for an individual. It mentions that many architects graduate annually with few job opportunities outside of working for firms under registered architects for 2-3 years post-graduation. This is a requirement to write and pass their professional examinations. Architects can work in various places such as freelancing, big organizations, government, and architectural firms. Factors that can influence a young architect’s decision include control of their time, steady income, good pay, and better opportunities. The article also mentions the importance of being registered as an architect and the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the field.
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.
This blog post is for architecture graduates who are interested in exploring other career options. It discusses profitable and accessible alternatives to traditional architecture careers.