Archinect - Features 2016-12-09T22:09:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149979837/how-to-get-a-job-at-mass-design-group How To Get A Job At: MASS Design Group Archinect 2016-11-29T11:35:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T12:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6ywu4t9rp9h5l0zy.jpg" width="650" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>&nbsp;over and over again. However, no two&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a>&nbsp;are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149974601/a-snarky-haiku-collection-targets-architecture-s-most-frustrating-moments A Snarky Haiku Collection Targets Architecture's Most Frustrating Moments Julia Ingalls 2016-11-22T12:03:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T19:44:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0o8k7886inki3wcq.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Created by three contributors who wish to remain anonymous, <em>Five Seven Five: Nine to Five</em> is a collection of haiku that wryly (and occasionally cynically) explores the realities of day-to-day architectural employment, from choosing between SketchUp and Revit to the challenges of working with developers.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149977586/how-to-get-a-job-at-rios-clementi-hale-studios How To Get A Job At: Rios Clementi Hale Studios Archinect 2016-11-16T12:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:18:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9k/9ku3h7jhyagllnqj.jpg" width="650" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are qualities and seemingly obvious red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149976048/how-to-get-a-job-at-co-architects How To Get A Job At: CO Architects Archinect 2016-11-02T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:14:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7keqc6uts29sqmmx.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are qualities and seemingly obvious red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149973043/how-to-get-a-job-at-ehrlich-yanai-rhee-chaney-architects How To Get A Job At: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects Archinect 2016-10-12T12:05:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T23:30:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bs/bsotghdp4kryh9pp.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149971858/how-to-get-a-job-at-weston-williamson-partners How To Get A Job At: Weston Williamson + Partners Archinect 2016-10-05T01:18:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:57:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pp/ppslexty2qaue1m8.jpg" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a new job can be an exhausting task, especially in such unpredictable times. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we ask architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149966553/they-offered-you-the-job-now-here-s-how-to-negotiate-for-the-position-you-actually-want They offered you the job! Now here's how to negotiate for the position you actually want Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T11:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-20T17:38:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/hu96h6wnjnx2x5bn.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From salary to benefits to title, what are some specific guidelines to getting the best working conditions you can in the process of being hired? Distilled from Archinect's research, here's a starter-kit to negotiating with employers.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963616/an-expert-s-thoughts-on-how-to-negotiate-at-any-point-in-your-career An expert's thoughts on how to negotiate, at any point in your career Julia Ingalls 2016-09-06T11:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T12:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z2/z25swfso2tl2ijkj.jpg" width="650" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a few intense years of late nights and long days, you&rsquo;re now ready to embark on even more years of late nights and long days in the form of your next job. However, you do have some say in your working conditions. How should an architect negotiate the terms of their new position to create the ideal environment?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad How to write a great architecture job ad Lindsay Urquhart 2016-06-10T09:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:11:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g5c4biwfv1ystgrl.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With competition for great architectural talent at an all-time high, how can you ensure that your job stands out from the crowd? When you&rsquo;re writing copy, try to remember that there is something unique and great about every job role. It seems obvious, but many <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> forget this, and may miss out on valuable talent.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii The Architecture Job Application Hints & Suggestions from Employers: Part II Julia Ingalls 2015-09-04T11:14:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T23:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0m/0mqp70zti5b3ulf8.jpg" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the best way to apply for an <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">architecture job</a>? We <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/62511/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers" target="_blank">once again</a> asked <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a> on Archinect to tell us what they look for in <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">job candidates</a>, including portfolio tips, desired software skills, and the best way to impress during an in-person interview.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what&nbsp;we asked employers:</strong></p><ol><li>How important is it for applicants to grasp/articulate the underlying philosophy of the firm in their cover letter/application materials?</li><li>What software skills do you wish applicants to have?</li><li>How much work should an applicant include in their portfolio? Should that work be tailored to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes, or is it important to see a broad range of what the applicant can do?</li><li>How should an applicant prepare for the in-person interview process?</li><li>How important are references?</li><li>How important is your website, and the applicant's knowledge of your website, to the interview process?</li><li>What are the most common mistakes potential employees make on their applications?</li><li>Can you offer any other ...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture A Studio of 4,500: Inside Gensler's Culture Julia Ingalls 2015-07-10T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T22:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/56c4uxgvi7motprw.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sun never sets on Gensler. One can visit their website and watch in real time as the bell curve of night fails to shadow all 46 of their office locations. Founded in 1965 by M. Arthur J. Gensler Jr., the firm has grown to <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">employ</a> over 4,500 people in 16 different countries. It&rsquo;s the kind of sprawling, vast enterprise that draws more analogies to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company" target="_blank">historic tea companies</a> than design firms. How can an architecture firm of this size maintain a unified studio culture? Or should it?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture What's the hottest new job in architecture? Julia Ingalls 2015-06-25T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T17:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xr4v9cmuah6542iw.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture: it&rsquo;s not just glue gun burns and x-refs anymore. In an industry known for playing canary in the employment coalmine, architecture is once again experiencing a hiring boom. Additionally, thanks to changes in technology, both in design software and in the more general way people communicate online, several fields have either newly appeared or considerably expanded in architecturally-related work.&nbsp;In this series, we&rsquo;ll be spotlighting specific new careers within architecture, including a basic description, the ideal background you should have for this position, any particular software/tools you should master, and the most likely regions where you can find this type of work based on <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">Archinect's&nbsp;job board</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet? Julia Ingalls 2015-05-14T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-09-17T04:26:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tr/trv01q9ely49e0rk.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven years ago, in the grips of recession, finding employment in architecture was akin to a treasure hunt: there were cryptic clues scattered across a wide geographical area, but for many actually finding the job was simply too time-consuming and difficult. Recent graduates threw up their hands and sought work in other fields; experienced architects, freshly chucked out of their jobs by large firms rapidly downsizing to accommodate the 2008 economic crash, found themselves taking up teaching or other gap-filling work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100532185/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-carper Working out of the Box: Daniel Carper Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-29T11:34:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:01:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qw/qw6795r4t2b7tz6p.jpg" width="650" height="910" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with <a href="http://www.danielcarper.com" target="_blank">Daniel Carper</a>, Product Designer at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loadedboards.com" target="_blank">Loaded Boards</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.orangatangwheels.com" target="_blank">Orangatang Wheels</a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/37129517/contours-on-business-and-bosses CONTOURS: On Business and Bosses Sherin Wing 2012-02-06T13:47:00-05:00 >2012-05-24T21:33:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dddqvxtn8nb4xxe.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The business of business from the top is changing. The pace of that change for everyone who has directly suffered from the Great Recession is admittedly glacial, though some continue to argue that the Great Recession hasn&rsquo;t done &ldquo;too much&rdquo; harm to the building and design industries.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/24220512/the-ideal-firm-s-profile The Ideal Firm’s Profile Sherin Wing 2011-10-17T12:34:04-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqhhd3x7e1qzv0wm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In publications such as <em>The Atlantic Monthly</em> and <em>The Economist</em>, articles have heralded a new economic era. An era that demands that business be done differently in order to survive not only the continuing recession but to create a new, more agile business model. As many economists have asserted, the effects of poor economic policies and deregulation throughout the 2000&rsquo;s will be felt for years to come.</p>