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.
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.
This is a complete list of the top 10 prestigious Australian universities in 2020 by the Times Higher Education. These universities offer a master’s degree program in architecture that Nigerians and international students seeking to undertake a master’s degree programme in Australia can explore.
This is a list of the best 8 highly ranked Canadian universities in 2020 ideal for a master’s program in architecture. These universities offer some of the best professional master’s program in architecture that Nigerians and international students seeking admission can explore. The admission requirement for most of the listed schools is a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.
This is the list of the top 8 highly-ranked African universities in 2020 ideal for architecture study. Nigerians should explore them to acquire the best quality knowledge in Africa. This list was derived from the university ranking of the two most influential and prestigious university ranking organization in the the world.
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 May 2019, I said goodbye to my students as I went on a leave of absence from my university. I was a lecturer at the department of architecture at the University of Benin in Nigeria, and was also the acting head of the department for the last 9 months before I left. It was an emotional moment for both myself and the students as they organized a farewell gathering and mostly came out to give humbling farewell speeches in my honor in one of their studios. They said a lot of nice things that made me realize that our little good efforts and kind gestures as lecturers go a long way to bring out the best in students
The article discusses four things-to-know about studying and practicing architecture. The first is that studying architecture is rigorous and time-consuming, with architecture majors spending the most time outside of class studying compared to other majors. The second is that passion is necessary to succeed in the field, as the design process can be frustrating and students and professionals are often subject to scrutiny and criticism. The third is that becoming an architect takes a minimum of 9 years, including undergraduate and graduate education, professional exams, and a period of apprenticeship. The fourth is that job options for architects are limited, with many graduates moving into private practice due to a lack of high-paying job options.
This is a comprehensive list of the 20 fully ARCON accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria.
I recently commissioned a departmental press crew of students at the university where I teach. The crew, called The Department of Architecture Press Crew (DAPC), focuses on writing about happenings in and outside the university campus in order to inform and inspire fellow students. Architecture is the main focus, but related and informative news is also included. I was drafted into the crew as the coordinator, assisting the students with proofreading, editing written materials and covering financial expenses. I am impressed by what these students are achieving and believe that with the right assistance and facilities, they can do even more. The crew is made up of 6 members, one representative from each academic level, and all aspects of the publication are done solely by the students, from the computer graphics to article writing, information-sourcing and eventual pasting of printed Newsletters.
A selection of my students presented their final studio projects to the design jury. I am sharing some images of their works in this post.
The article discusses the recent approval of a proposal to transform the architecture department in Nigerian universities into a full faculty of architecture. This announcement was made at the Architects’ Colloquium conference in 2018 by the Regulatory body for Architecture in Nigeria (ARCON). The move will allow for the proper development of an architecture teaching and research framework and encourage specialization. This is not a new concept globally as faculties of architecture already exist in other parts of the world, although the term “School of Architecture” is more commonly used.
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.