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.
Are you a foreign-trained architect struggling to find a job in Canada? This article follows the journey of an immigrant architect as they navigate the job market and learn about the different career paths available. Discover the common requirements for architectural jobs in Canada, including work experience, portfolio, degree, certifications, and registration with relevant associations. Learn about the different positions available in the field, such as intern architect, architectural designer, interior designer, landscape designer, architectural technologist, BIM specialist, and CAD drafter. This article also provides valuable tips and insights on building your resume to meet the requirements and the alternate routes of construction management or supervision, project management that older graduates or architects with years of experience may opt for. Follow this article to find out more about the job market for foreign-trained architects in Canada.
The blog post discusses the opportunities and challenges of showcasing architectural works on social media. It advises architects and designers to use a combination of images and words, include name/contact information on images, use quality images, update profile, tell good stories, use social media platforms that work for them, target audience, use hashtags and talk about themselves periodically to increase interest in their posts and attract more patronage. The post also mentions the most popular social media platforms for image sharing are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and that pictures are easier to comprehend and remember than just words.
I am an architect who has been busy working on residential projects. I have noticed a trend where clients are either unwilling to pay the full professional fee for my services or are shocked at how much my fee is. I am concerned that this trend is making it difficult for architects and other professionals to be well-remunerated for their work and is negatively impacting the quality of architectural practice. I am also concerned that this trend is particularly challenging for small and growing firms. I believe that raising awareness about this issue may help architects to better manage this situation.
I am an architect who decided to change the name of my firm from “e-mage Teamwork” to “Beautiful Buildings” to spark curiosity. I previously offered 3D visualization services but expanded to conventional architectural services and collaboration with other professionals. I chose the name “Beautiful Buildings” as a reminder of the paradigm that should excite us, as beauty in architecture goes beyond form or appearance and can be evident in function and structure.
This blog post discusses how blogs can be used as a free platform to showcase works, specifically for architectural firms. It compares blogs and websites and mentions popular blog sites such as Blogger and WordPress. It also mentions how to change the domain name of a blog from a .blogspot extension to a custom domain name for a fee. I mentioned my personal experience creating a Blogger website for my architectural firm and then moving to a WordPress site for a more impressive and “website-like” design.
Architects need to reinvent their firms as new professions are taking a bite from the big cake of architecture. Young architects should devise a unique method of staying relevant, especially in today’s ever-shrinking world of architecture. Collaboration, information technology and latest software and hardware and getting your work out there are the key to re-invent architectural practice. Collaboration can help you outsource specialized fields and save unnecessary overhead costs. Use of modern software can make practice easy and save thousands of unnecessary printing costs. Embrace 3D printing and utilize the internet as a resource to stay ahead of the competition.