Archinect - Features 2017-08-17T17:48:08-04:00 Hear Ye! The New 10 Commandments for Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-01-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:47:49-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since at least Vitruvius, architects have searched for rules to live by. After all, when your job is to shape the world we all have to live in, it&rsquo;s a good idea to make sure you know what you&rsquo;re doing. But dictates, like the profession itself, need to change with time. So we asked around to find out what today&rsquo;s architectural &ldquo;ten commandments&rdquo; should be. Turns out that, in the 21st century, defining <em>how</em> we practice seems to be more of a concern than establishing rules for what it is we make.</p> Screen/Print #48: "Lobby" Investigates Faith in Architecture Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T01:07:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T00:56:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="912" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The fifth issue of <em>LOBBY</em>, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London's publication of thematically related essays and interviews, explores the meaning, fragility, and ultimate worth of a unifying architectural "faith."</p> Does Teaching Architecture Enhance Architectural Practice? Julia Ingalls 2016-10-24T12:08:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:31:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As if running a practice wasn&rsquo;t challenging enough, numerous <a href="" target="_blank">architects and designers also engage regularly in teaching</a>, whether it&rsquo;s giving one-off lectures around the world or teaching full studios and courses at universities. So how does teaching influence the practice of architecture, and vice versa?</p> Op-Ed: The Ego and the Architect archiadventures 2013-05-20T09:36:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T12:39:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A few weeks ago, I witnessed an interaction that I imagine most people in the design industry experience numerous times both in school AND professional life. What transpired was this: a few junior architects were pinning up carefully composed drawings, renderings, and sketches for a client meeting. Under a tight budget and time constraint, the amount of thought, options, and exploration on the wall felt vital and impressive. As the last drawing was being pinned, a visiting architect from a different office briefly stepped into the room, looked at the wall for about thirty seconds, and quickly claimed &ldquo;Oh, I built this building in the 90&rsquo;s&hellip;&rdquo;</p> How to Use Archinect to Get a Job; Part 1: Optimizing your Profile Paul Petrunia 2012-08-30T12:57:00-04:00 >2012-12-04T21:27:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It goes without saying that the job market for architects is really tough right now. It <em>does</em> need to be said, however, that there is much more that job seekers can do to improve their chances of getting hired. Naturally, Archinect is the best place to start.</p> <p> Archinect currently hosts over 10,000 <a href="" target="_blank">active job seekers</a> within our huge directory of <a href="" target="_blank">architecture portfolios and profiles</a>! And Archinect also has <a href="" target="_blank">LOTS of firms</a> that are using this website to find new employees. The problem, as we've heard from many <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a>, is that too many job seekers are doing a less-than-stellar job at marketing themselves.</p> <p> But fear not, we're here to help! We've compiled the feedback from our <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a>, and studied our huge database of job seeker profiles, to put together a simple guide to help you optimize your profile to increase your chances of getting employed.</p> A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down Chris Hildrey 2011-07-21T12:00:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In this feature Bartlett student (and <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect school blogger</a>), Chris Hildrey, discusses some critical issues in the architecture industry, such as the core sustainability of the practice of architecture, as it relates to other industries, and unpaid labor. He also takes us to a fun London architecture event to show us the sweeter side of our profession.</p>