Archinect - News 2017-05-24T23:03:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009120/architecture-billings-index-in-april-posts-third-consecutive-month-of-growth Architecture Billings Index in April posts third consecutive month of growth Alexander Walter 2017-05-24T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T14:00:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yoxh8pv7ha8azr2e.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After beginning the year with a marginal decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of growth in design revenue at architecture firms. [...] (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 50.9, down from a score of 54.3 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services [...]. The new projects inquiry index was 60.2, up from a reading of 59.8 the previous month, while the new design contracts index increased from 52.3 to 53.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Probably even better news for the construction outlook is that new project work coming into architecture firms has seen exceptionally strong growth so far this year,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;In fact, new project activity has pushed up project backlogs at architecture firms to their highest level since the design market began its recovery earlier this decade.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of April:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (55.3), Midwest (53.3), West (50.9), Northeast (50.7)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (54.0), mixed practice (53.4), commercial / industrial (52.4), multi-family residential (49.9)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.2</li><li>Design contracts index: 53.2</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j8/j87zldzllo900t80.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h69mzizcan3zm6i7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7z/7zrs1jtltj3d1d7c.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from April 2016 - April 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008217/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-135 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #135 Justine Testado 2017-05-18T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T13:36:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/34hxwotbr0ahpn2b.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10983008/biber-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Biber Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155049164137247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150007225/intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z32fpzhszpo56wk4.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Biber Architects.</em></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/trahanarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Trahan Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155059451357247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150004562/designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8zju26f1brxwtwtb.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Trahan Architects.</em></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/rcka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RCKa</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155040479227247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/rcka/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/753hjhgihe5wuadr.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Jaskob Spriestersbach.</em></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/www.mgaarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Marcus Gleysteen Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155056493812247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150007499/architect-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ks/ksx5bg60cgpk6983.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Marcus Gleysteen Architects.</em></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/klimenthalsbandarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kliment Halsband Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155052192292247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149996586/intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83t6mxikl9y7c8u4.jpg"><br><em>Photo courtesy of Kliment Halsband Architects, &copy; Peter Mauss / Esto.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by follo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006912/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-134 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #134 Justine Testado 2017-05-11T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:41:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bi3yfcvsfbs5dmep.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.&nbsp;</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150005930/batay-csorba-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Batay-Csorba Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155029241942247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150005931/intermediate-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/px4dhpu7yc27vis2.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Doublespace Photography.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3285/savannah-college-of-art-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Savannah College of Art and Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155034407172247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/jobs/3285/savannah-college-of-art-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uu/uuk5u8zbv9o3623h.jpg"><br><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Roshni Anna Cheriyan.</em></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>jones | haydu</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155021049602247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/46844711/jones-haydu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gokrff2yfdyigegk.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: jones | haydu.</em></p><p>4. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/harryteaguearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harry Teague Architects</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10155031547657247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150005575/architect-5-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect 5+ Years</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mdod8vhtr1xbwol.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Harry Teague Architects.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/ccsarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CCS Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10155037243332247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/ccsarchitecture/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27g1arlbpiduf123.jpg"><br><em>Photo: Paul Dyer.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faceboo...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006715/editor-s-picks-468 Editor's Picks #468 Nam Henderson 2017-05-10T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T14:01:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sat6yw4ytwnd0rrr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, back in April&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150003660/designing-for-and-with-the-landscape-an-interview-with-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, about their contextually-sensitive, regionally specific, vernacular.&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqmtqo1svp1tzjw4.jpg"></p><p>Therein MacKay-Layons explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The other non-object sense of our work is that we see the buildings as helmets that you wear[&hellip;] Being inside and understanding where you exist in the world in terms of the sun and the wind and the biography. We really designed the buildings to be like helmets to be inside of.</em>"</p><p><strong>Chemex</strong> was pleased</p><p>"<em>Nice interview. McK-L work and words, it seems, are the perfect example of good design inspired by tradition and context...Whenever I hear a client or friend complain about modern architecture, I show them McK-L or Holl.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> chatted with Will Wright instigator of L.A. AIA's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150005602/how-can-architecture-become-more-diverse-on-may-5th-l-a-aia-s-encompass-conference-addresses-this-question" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encompass</a>" conference.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> (one of the speakers) offered up a review "<em>great conference....It was carefully curated by AIA Los Angeles chapter to be inclusive...Discussions and stories of diver...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006123/happy-with-your-employer-s-architecture-labor-practices-nominate-your-firm-in-the-justdesign-us-initiative Happy with your employer's architecture labor practices? Nominate your firm in the JustDesign.Us initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-05T15:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T17:54:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hm/hmx81mopq4lqr5dn.jpg" width="650" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Working toward fairer&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150005450/may-day-a-round-up-of-articles-on-working-conditions-and-labor-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">professional architectural practice</a>&nbsp;is an ongoing uphill climb in the industry, but which practices are already getting it right? The Architecture Lobby recently co-launched an initiative called <a href="http://justdesign.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JustDesign.Us</a>, a certification process to distinguish architecture firms with exemplary labor practices, including fair pay, family-friendly policies, diversity, transparency, and agency.</p><p>Certification is a two-stage process. In Stage I, employees who want to nominate their firm will answer an online questionnaire &mdash; which The Architecture Lobby, the&nbsp;Yale School of Architecture&rsquo;s Equity in Design, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design&rsquo;s Women in Design developed. Submissions will remain anonymous.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ls/lsa26fd4u5on99p5.jpg"><br><em>Image via justdesign.us.</em></p><p>In the second stage, JustDesign.Us will ask the nominated firms corresponding questions that may lead to certification (endorsed by the JustDesign.Us partners and affiliated organizations like SEED, ArchiteXX, and the American Colleges and Schools of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005873/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-133 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #133 Justine Testado 2017-05-04T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-04T13:46:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fo/fobed95bux7ooyd3.jpg" width="650" height="550" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.&nbsp;</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SHoP Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155018440347247.1073743596.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e4/e420rnts5gcdm5ww.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: SHoP Architects.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/patano_studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Patano Studio Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155015558322247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/patano_studio/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la51q0xwd1hita8x.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Patano Studio Architecture.</em></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/brininstool-lynch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brininstool + Lynch</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10155008619487247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150004245/project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bj/bj8zw1yk0az6gb0r.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Brininstool + Lynch.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/studio440" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Studio 440</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154999567872247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150002925/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/56ogwnum6t2q7k3u.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit:&nbsp;Lara Swimmer Photography.</em></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/patriciabrennanarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Patricia Brennan Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10155012838787247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150004580/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cobrpzkfvqcbfcaz.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Patricia Brennan Architects.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005572/how-are-robots-simultaneously-reducing-construction-design-costs-while-adding-new-jobs How are robots simultaneously reducing construction/design costs while adding new jobs? Julia Ingalls 2017-05-02T17:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-04T14:59:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/sr2xnbsngmyoiqkm.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The future of U.S. homebuilding depends on more people like Cyndicy Yarborough, a 26-year-old former Wal-Mart clerk with no background in construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In modular construction plants across the nation, robots are putting together lengths of wall, floor and roof elements in panel form that are then shipped to construction sites to help speed up the onsite erection process. In the factories where this assembly takes place, a new breed of worker is being trained to help oversee and package the output of these robots: think of them as the rapidly-trained yet far cheaper version of foremen to a crew of robot construction workers. This Bloomberg article is unabashedly excited about the new jobs this process is creating, and its potential to reduce construction costs (and potentially streamline the construction document phase for architects) by reducing the amount of labor required to assemble new structures. Unsurprisingly, the new factory positions pay far less than their equivalents in the field, as the article notes:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Labor costs are more favorable for factory construction, according to David Reed, vice president of Champion&rsquo;s modular ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003646/five-reasons-why-you-should-get-your-architecture-license Five reasons why you should get your architecture license Sponsor 2017-05-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:15:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uc/uc1tjv8qfvt6k7kr.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="https://www.simplyarchitect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3a/3ampj449048352p0.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.simplyarchitect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Simply Architect</a>.</strong></em><p>Are you one of those intern architects putting off getting your architecture license? Here's why you should seriously consider forging ahead and getting that well deserved designation!</p><p><strong>1. Claim the title!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>You have spent over 5 years pursuing your education coupled with lots of seminar and CE hours. Why wouldn't you crown it with this achievement? Being a licensed architect means you are a professional designer who is liable to the public with rendered architectural services. Hence the title can't be earned without a license.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s37gfvau7grgbt03.jpg"></p><p><strong>2. Earn more money!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>Yes, various sources ( AIA, Glassdoor, etc.) show that architectural graduates with their licenses are paid an average of 15-20% more per year when compared to interns with the same amount of experience.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dg/dgljiwc42dogrff7.jpg"></p><p><strong>3. Advance your career!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>There are only a few positions that you can hold (i.e. designer) or buildings that you can design (i.e. buildings under 3 stories or 600 m2, etc.) when you are not licensed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005044/can-you-guess-how-many-architects-there-are-in-each-state Can you guess how many architects there are in each state? Nicholas Korody 2017-04-28T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T18:33:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn8183vb77fqhyvm.jpg" width="617" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) has <a href="http://www.ncarb.org/press/number-us-architects-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tallied</a> up the number of architects practicing in the United States, as well as each individual state. According to their 2016 survey, there are 109,748 architects in the U.S. It&rsquo;s a drop from the previous year, although pretty minimal (0.4%).</p><p>The survey also shows that more and more architects are licensed in multiple states (a 3% increase since 2015). Another finding is that the rate of new architects appears steady, with more than 41,400 candidates taking the Architectural Registration Examination and/or reporting Architectural Experience Program hours.</p><p>&ldquo;Our data confirms that the economy is generating strong demand for initial and reciprocal licensees,&rdquo; states NCARB CEO Michael J. Armstrong. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re also seeing continued growth in the number of architects who hold an NCARB Certi cate, which facilitates reciprocal licensure across the United States and in several countries.&rdquo;</p><p>So how many architects are there in each ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004889/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-132 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #132 Justine Testado 2017-04-27T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T13:50:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssoaq8h7ofqcc11o.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms. With summer just around the corner, more <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firms</a> are looking for interns.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/ballistic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ballistic Architecture Machine - BAM</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154979513062247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149995372/lead-landscape-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lead Landscape Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09ialej8orhv3o05.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Terrence Zhang.</em></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/colega" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colega Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154991419462247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150003438/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/541lys8livd365gk.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: Colega Architects.</em></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/103568/dkgr-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>DkGr Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154988506962247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150002656/intern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kw2tkw548adb7d4o.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: DkGr Architects.</em></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/tiazzoldi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154996887577247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150004044/internship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internship</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8i/8isdwredgek6ytb8.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/studiojamieson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>STUDIOrobert jamieson</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154994078197247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150003259/summer-intern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer Intern</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/53/53yakuldwhjxbuzy.jpg"><em>Photo &copy; Sam Oberter Photography.</em></p><p>Keep t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004506/foster-partners-plan-redundancies-due-to-uncertainty-in-the-construction-market Foster + Partners plan redundancies due to uncertainty in the construction market Ellen Hancock 2017-04-25T05:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T18:15:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a7mudmdbnw3hs4a0.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain&rsquo;s largest architectural firm, Foster + Partners, plans to lay off nearly 100 people, and blamed the uncertainty around construction projects caused by last summer&rsquo;s Brexit vote. The company, whose London projects have included the Millennium Bridge, the Great Hall redevelopment at the British Museum and the Gherkin tower, said the cuts would mainly affect staff at its headquarters in Battersea, south-west London.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003959/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-131 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #131 Justine Testado 2017-04-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T13:40:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kp/kplk64a83qumsg9j.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/studioardarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Studio AR&amp;D Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154976430852247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150002543/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pnagphbxay15di85.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Studio AR&amp;D Architects.</em></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lipton Plant Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154966614937247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rc7y03aoik9r84d.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Lipton Plant Architects.</em></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/tpgarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TPG Architecture</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154956046192247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150001783/marketing-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2e/2epfyyvvtdlzlkcf.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: TPG Architecture.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/rktb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RKTB Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154970045627247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/rktb/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xrw66888diy06q6.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto</em></p><p>5.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106409/valerio-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valerio Architects</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154973408352247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106409/valerio-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/ns0j85nne8kkmqaf.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: Valerio Architects.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faceb...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003789/architecture-billings-index-in-march-ends-first-quarter-with-sizable-increase Architecture Billings Index in March ends first quarter with sizable increase Alexander Walter 2017-04-19T15:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:33:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hqkmoba5sz4xilr.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first quarter of the year ended on a positive note for the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 54.3, up from a score of 50.7 in the previous month. This score reflects a sizable increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.8, down from a reading of 61.5 the previous month, while the new design contracts index dipped from 54.7 to 52.3.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The first quarter started out on uneasy footing, but fortunately ended on an upswing &nbsp;entering the traditionally busy spring season,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &nbsp;&ldquo;All sectors showed growth except for the commercial/industrial market, which, for the first time in over a year displayed a decrease in design services.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of March:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (54.6), South (52.6), Northeast (52.4), West (50.2)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (54.6), mixed practice (53.7), institutional (52.9), commercial / industrial (49.8)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.8</li><li>Design contracts index: 52.3</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zuirvfen4w0x74mf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15o4vskzs13aov6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xu/xuf3f69qrkam7n0s.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from March 2016 - March 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002871/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-130 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #130 Justine Testado 2017-04-13T13:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T13:59:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0jr4qz7m6tsi92g.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106485/fogarty-finger-architecture-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fogarty Finger</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154942092487247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106485/fogarty-finger-architecture-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o4/o4qgkcpvlwh04yc7.jpg"><br><em>Courtesy of Fogarty Finger.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150001027/chris-fogarty-founding-partner-of-fogarty-finger-shares-the-perks-of-working-at-a-midsize-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Fogarty, founding partner of Fogarty Finger, shares the perks of working at a midsize firm</a></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Griffin Enright Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154931525557247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/griffinenrightarchitects/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/81/81du940haqzohngl.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Griffin Enright Architects.</em></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/laneyla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Laney LA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154945362767247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150000729/architect-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect/Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b47v357f1qqouuvz.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Laney LA.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/visualhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Visualhouse</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154948723052247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/visualhouse/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4u17pzrz2kfiuqul.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Visualhouse.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/ksqdesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KSQ Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154952556417247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/ksqdesign/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0rlm8i8emdshohq4.jpg"><br><em>Credit:&nbsp;Melissa Lukenbaugh Photography.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employe...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001600/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-129 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #129 Justine Testado 2017-04-06T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T13:29:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/so/so4ict8750qdjnu4.jpg" width="650" height="1012" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/reedhilderbrand" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reed Hilderbrand</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154922831957247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/reedhilderbrand/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42545zufpa3kzax6.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Reed Hilderbrand.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/Reunion.gs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reunion Goods &amp; Services</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154916218517247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149998361/junior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wcxnfbw63lq96n1.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Reunion Goods &amp; Services.</em></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8293087/gunn-landscape-architecture-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Gunn Landscape Architecture</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154907584017247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/8293087/gunn-landscape-architecture-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c8/c8jmd6oui80ym2t6.jpg"><br><em>Rendering courtesy of MARCH.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/ozasabbeth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OZA | SABBETH ARCHITECTURE</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154927086207247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149999961/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zt/ztm67bojhapamj7s.jpg"><br><em>Credit: OZA | SABBETH ARCHITECTURE.</em></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25481620/echo-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Echo:DA</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154919574812247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149990620/architectural-designer-intern-1-3-years-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer Intern 1-3 years experience</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g0/g0ftkglfoyyscpf0.jpg"><em>Credit: Echo:DA.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faceb...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000407/getting-it-done-tips-to-shorten-your-time-to-licensure Getting it Done: Tips to Shorten Your Time to Licensure Sponsor 2017-04-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:31:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rvrhjxvqw6bd6m8g.jpg" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;amp;utm_term=direct&amp;amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3l/3lossjk33olyb4zx.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;amp;utm_term=direct&amp;amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><p>The road towards licensure is exciting, humbling, and full of unexpected surprises. However, as daunting as the task may seem, there are ways to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncarb.org/gettingitdone/index.html?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=ncarbduration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shorten the duration</a>&nbsp;and ease stress as you go from wide-eyed architecture student to stamp-carrying architect. Follow these tips to get ahead of the pack and shorten your time to licensure.</p><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=firstpont" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/281dfzj5feuw789b.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>1. Know the Basics</strong></p><p>Learn what lies ahead. The maze of educational and experiential requirements you must navigate before becoming a licensed architect is long and complex. Know these requirements like you know your shoe size. Then plan accordingly.&nbsp;</p><p>Education requirements vary depending on where you acquire your degree. If you&rsquo;re at all confused about whether or not your degree path sets you up for early licensure, refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncarb.org/Studying-Architecture/Meeting-NCARB-Education-Requirements.aspx?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=ncarbrequirement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this resource from NCARB</a>. Consider how long it will take to receive an accredited degree before settling on an institution to complete your architecture education.</p><p>Also, there are ways to start earning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001383/architect-david-lake-pens-compelling-letter-to-congressman-decrying-proposed-cuts-to-epa-s-energy-star Architect David Lake pens compelling letter to Congressman decrying proposed cuts to EPA's "Energy Star" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T20:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y0/y0x8gv5yhh6gq46s.jpg" width="650" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we discussed at the Witte, the EPA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Energy Star,&rdquo; indoor air quality, and materials safety programs directly support the design and construction industry each and every day. The proposed EPA budget eliminates funding for these programs and will severely impact the ability of engineers and architects to meet client demands, fulfill our contractual obligations, and carry out the duties of our licensure to protect the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response to a letter in which Texan Republican Congressman Lamar Smith told David Lake that he gets all of his news from a "biased liberal media," Lake not only kindly (and eloquently) rebutted this inaccuracy, but also encouraged the Congressman not to defund the EPA if he still wants to live in a world with excellent design and construction. Specifically, cutting the EPA's "Energy Star" program will negatively impact the public realm (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001372/leaders-in-architecture-tend-to-be-leed-accredited-aia-study-reveals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">and generally lead to less excellence in the architecture profession itself</a>).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001015/architecture-named-seventh-best-job-in-the-engineering-category-out-of-eight Architecture named seventh best job in the "engineering" category (out of eight) Nicholas Korody 2017-04-03T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T03:16:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8a8v6lwpnegt2pjz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>U.S. News released a &ldquo;Best Job&rdquo; rankings from a variety of different industries and architecture came in seventh &ndash; in the &ldquo;engineering&rdquo; category. Out of eight. Following cartographer. And not even listed on the general 100 &ldquo;Best Jobs&rdquo; list.&nbsp;</p><p>The rankings are produced by looking at a variety of different criteria: median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume (number of new jobs created), 10-year growth percentage (percentage growth rate of new jobs), future job prospects (number of openings vs. number of job seekers), stress level, and work-life balance.&nbsp;</p><p>Of course, a number of these, like stress level, are subjective. More broadly speaking, the value of rankings like this are questionable. As even the ranking itself notes, &ldquo;Choosing an occupation is personal, and of course, there is no ideal way to determine the best job overall.&rdquo;</p><p>Read why architecture came out as number seven <a href="http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000464/center-for-urban-pedagogy-accepting-applications-for-inaugural-change-in-design-fellowship Center for Urban Pedagogy accepting applications for inaugural Change in Design Fellowship Justine Testado 2017-03-30T20:18:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T18:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/22/22cud8hse2russra.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As many recent surveys have noted, the design world has been slow to incorporate people from historically under-represented communities into its ranks, particularly in leadership positions. While a variety of causes lead to this, and greater efforts are required to address it, we are committed to using our resources to contribute to and catalyze that change in design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At a time when inclusion is as crucial as ever in the architecture community and beyond, the non-profit <a href="http://welcometocup.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Urban Pedagogy</a> in Brooklyn is encouraging designers from historically under-represented communities in the design profession to apply to their inaugural Change in Design Fellowship, a&nbsp;yearlong career training and mentorship program.</p><p>The call for applications is open to anyone who identifies as a member of an under-represented community (including but not limited to people of color, people from low-income, immigrant, or LGBTQ communities, formerly incarcerated people, and others), with a strong interest in CUP's work.</p><p>The fellowship is probably the best fit for recent design graduates, but applicants aren't required to have a degree. However, applicants will need to submit a portfolio and any evidence that demonstrates their design abilities and proficiency in design software.&nbsp;The fellowship is also a full-time position that includes a monthly stipend and benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>The Fel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000311/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-128 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #128 Justine Testado 2017-03-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T13:31:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g1/g15fc0xqx8dbjkjm.jpg" width="650" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149997906/mckay-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>McKay Architecture and Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154887869857247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149997907/junior-architect-designer-min-2-yrs-exp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architect/Designer (Min. 2 yrs Exp.)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yh/yh96dxvt6nxvqm5i.jpg"><br><em>Photo courtesy of MA/D.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12251/holzman-moss-bottino-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Holzman Boss Mottino Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154896459767247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/12251/holzman-moss-bottino-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0u/0uc1x7wv2d0szqhn.jpg"><br><em>Photo: Tom Kessler.</em></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/dspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dSPACE Studio</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154904840532247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150000012/design-team-member-architect-1-4-yrs-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Team Member/Architect (1-4 yrs experience)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3p/3py0yyf48dvol4fz.jpg"><br><em>Credit: dSpace Studio.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steinberg</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154899621412247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149998881/marketing-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/yb5gfzxxwxcv5fdx.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Steinberg.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/soma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SOMA Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154902273702247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149987368/lead-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lead Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a6/a68gx1ieq0ys8ahu.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Michel Abboud - SOMA Architects.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archine...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999914/don-t-call-me-an-intern-aia-changes-title-to-design-professional Don't call me an intern: AIA changes title to "design professional" Julia Ingalls 2017-03-28T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T18:00:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g6/g692l75qccxdw6tj.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a bold semantic move years in the make, the AIA has renamed a NAAB-accredited, employed graduate on the path to licensure as either a "design professional" or "architectural associate." While you can still call a student pursuing their degree while working in an office an intern (which is apparently vastly preferred to thundering "hey, you!" while pointing at them), the new titles for their graduated peers are partly meant to reflect their commitment to the field. The <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/70411-intern-no-more-aia-supports-two-new-titles-f" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA has a detailed linguistic play-by-play</a> of how the titling process went down, including this nuanced observation from Danielle Mitchell:&nbsp;</p><p><em>"'Architectural' as the adjective and 'associate' as the noun means this individual is associating with the profession, with licensed architects, and working with them," she adds. "The phrase itself indicates that you're working toward licensure, toward the success of the profession, but you're not licensed."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999119/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-127 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #127 Justine Testado 2017-03-23T14:41:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T14:41:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mcuuvbnenedfdxl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Piercy&amp;Company</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154884987042247.1073743561.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149997067/senior-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1lbe6g64dlu9vq19.jpg"><br><em>Photo: Jack Hobhouse.</em></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/fractalconstructionllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Fractal Group</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154882001917247.1073743560.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149981059/senior-architect-upper-east-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architect (Upper East Side)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5t/5tzm9ic6oo5ftw5q.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/raptstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rapt Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154878598307247.1073743559.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/raptstudio/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9yg8eus0a2ne5e9b.jpg"><br><em>Photo courtesy of Rapt Studio.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/think-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>think! architecture and design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154875902532247.1073743558.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/think-arc/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q7/q7je5qv21ps83jh6.jpg"><br><em>Photo:&nbsp;Alexander Severin RAZUMMEDIA.</em></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149996036/woodford-sheppard-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Woodford Sheppard Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154867811822247.1073743556.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149996037/junior-intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior/Intern Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ua/ua59e6mlak3gqyb3.jpg"><br><em>Image courtesy of Woodford Sheppard Architecture.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998882/architecture-billings-index-in-february-climbs-back-into-positive-terrain Architecture Billings Index in February climbs back into positive terrain Alexander Walter 2017-03-22T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T13:28:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gckzusl8kj374pc0.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in February, after a weak showing in January. [...] (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.5, up from a reading of 60.0 the previous month, while the new design contracts index climbed from 52.1 to 54.7.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The sluggish start to the year in architecture firm billings should give way to stronger design activity as the year progresses,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;New project inquiries have been very strong through the first two months of the year, and in February new design contracts at architecture firms posted their largest &nbsp;monthly gain in over two years.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of February:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (52.4), South (50.5), Northeast (50.0), West (47.5)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (51.8), multi-family residential (49.3), mixed practice (49.2), commercial / industrial (48.9)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 61.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 54.7</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qj/qjhlblofa9f9jv27.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7a2wrzsdf2glru2m.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/te/tevmiikk9vmvrbnq.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from February 2016 - February 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997720/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-126 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #126 Justine Testado 2017-03-16T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T13:46:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kc/kc7ltdhw36kk5esf.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>H&ouml;weler + Yoon</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154845421427247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149994972/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gt/gtbvfamciwhj72dn.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14602171/de-matos-ryan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>De Matos Ryan</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154864826352247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149996211/practice-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2iaq6bn3j16ltavl.jpg"></p><p>3. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/interurbanstudios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inter Urban Studios</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154859433737247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149991740/part-iii-architect-associate-at-inter-urban-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part-III architect/associate at Inter Urban Studios</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/en/en7tdq6y0czt8u21.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Baran Studio Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154856851397247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ay/ay5ifidnmqu0ul1r.jpg"></p><p>5. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8410834/walt-disney-imagineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walt Disney Imagineering</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154862090052247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149994600/master-planner-senior-ph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master Planner Senior</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wt38k1g0w79o1db9.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>, our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996376/three-reasons-why-you-need-to-get-your-architecture-license Three Reasons Why You Need to Get Your Architecture License Sponsor 2017-03-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-09T19:38:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1f/1f689ie7uzcnaays.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x700&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=firstpoint" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ji/jij9ovbbshxr1ckw.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x700&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=firstpoint" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Here are the top three reasons licensure matters and why you shouldn't delay the process.</p><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x700&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=firstpoint" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8a/8ad89uojac2oybv3.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>1.&nbsp;Let's face it, money is pretty important!</strong></p><p>Licensure allows you to position yourself for career advancement and income generation. On average, licensed architects have a higher earning potential than unlicensed architects. More than half of architecture firms offer higher salaries to licensed architects (<a href="https://www.aia.org/resources/8066-aia-compensation-report?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=compreport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA 2015 compensation report</a>).</p><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x700&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=secondpoint" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/ttmlhgpb3j8zor64.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>2. Move from doer to leader</strong></p><p>Why wait for the future to define you when you can take control of your own future? In many states, only licensed architects can design buildings over three stories or commercial buildings. As a licensed architect, you'll be able to choose the type of projects you work on and firms that you join. You will be able to sign-off on projects, supervise teams, and start your own firms.</p><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032017&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x700&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=thirdpoint" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18b5sn1si8y4006p.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>3. Claim the title of an architect</strong></p><p>It may be a surprise to many people, but without licensure, you cannot claim the title of ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996327/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-125 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #125 Justine Testado 2017-03-09T14:33:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T14:33:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5b/5bm7v5o3nw8xyvi5.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR)</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154837210162247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/p-ar/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxmu4a8248dudpxn.jpg"></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/bureaudechange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau de Change</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154821644832247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149994807/architectural-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1ahx5pk2nya7k8x0.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/jameswagmanarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James Wagman Architect</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154831368597247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149994391/project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/afe3ekltgzvinnhs.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/arktura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arktura</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154834598352247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/arktura/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zg/zg024nozehbxsm41.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/Alchemy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alchemy</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154841112812247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/Alchemy/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kb/kb7v2ed0udx5brha.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want more job-hunting and hiring tips? Check out Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/596985/employ-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMPLOY(ED)</a></em>, our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to write a great architecture job ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995800/what-is-feminism-s-role-in-contemporary-architecture What is feminism's role in contemporary architecture? Julia Ingalls 2017-03-07T13:30:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntolhn3l16uo4yyk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this interview with&nbsp;<a href="https://psmag.com/how-feminist-architecture-is-challenging-socially-conservative-policy-in-2017-bd4f1bb357f4#.qgta80qll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSMag</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84447215/architexx-and-the-wage-project-to-inform-women-in-architecture-on-important-salary-negotiation-skills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchiteXX</a>&nbsp;co-founder and Syracuse University School of Architecture professor Lori Brown talks about the difficulties and rewards of attempting to design while female. She's specifically asked about how an architect attempts to integrate feminist notions of design in a political climate that would prefer women's structural contributions remain limited to conducting barefoot and pregnant installations in the kitchen. Here's a sampling:</p><p><strong><em>What might be different about a feminist design versus a design that doesn&rsquo;t take feminism into account?</em></strong></p><p><em>The goal is to consider and incorporate where we are socially, politically, environmentally, and even economically [into designs]. We operate from the position that everyone is valued and everyone should be considered, which requires different ways of operating as a designer [and] thinking about the types of spaces you design, the types of users that would be needing these spaces. It&rsquo;s not to create autonomous and separat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994981/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-124 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #124 Justine Testado 2017-03-02T15:26:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T15:27:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wafcvfe3ckr1t97.jpg" width="650" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archimania</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154803247077247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149993693/emerging-professionals-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Professionals Fellowship</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h1/h1904bad7zya3mxm.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47301928/anderson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>anderson architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154815910227247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149992543/design-staff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design staff</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w5/w551so3a11l4lk8e.jpg"></p><p>3. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky, College of Design</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154813489817247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/jobs/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ej/ejsleeu2o6tbfw0u.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9789357/kenneth-park-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Kenneth Park Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154818490642247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/9789357/kenneth-park-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99jzozl54gdt58sg.jpg"></p><p>5.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/mojostumerassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mojo Stumer Associates</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154795818797247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149990936/architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dt/dt6zly4n6ur6s9a1.jpg"></p><p>6.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27124/duvall-decker-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Duvall Decker Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154810948752247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149993591/architectural-associate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Associate</a><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zydbjytnffgbgqn7.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>, or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinectjobs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs Instagram</a>.</p><p>Want mor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994023/editor-s-picks-464 Editor's Picks #464 Nam Henderson 2017-02-27T09:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T10:10:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9yh691izii94svta.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>, published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149990867/hgtv-theory-tiny-house-hunters-debt-resistors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HGTV Theory: Tiny House Hunters, Debt Resistors</a>. Wherein he ponders&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>Are tiny homes the pots of today? Are tiny homeowners the Diogenes of the 21st century? Their lifestyle, a hyperbolic negation of some of the dominant values that define contemporary domesticity, draw attention to the absurdity of our normalcy.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2495108/emily-kemper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Kemper</a>&nbsp;couldn't help note&nbsp;"<em>This is the headiest article about tiny houses that I've ever read. &nbsp;I think a lot of the concepts presented by the author ring true, but I also think there's an easier way of saying 'tiny houses are gaining in popularity because houses are expensive and people don't have enough money'. &nbsp;&lt;--- Oh look, I just said it! &nbsp;Seriously though, tiny houses are fun. &nbsp;Thanks for the perspective.</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/alanruiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Ruiz</a> explored the possibilities of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149990612/life-after-sundown-disco-architecture-in-the-global-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disco Architecture in the Global City</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The LA-based developer City Century filed a project application with the city planning department, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991063/som-and-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s-team-up-to-design-a-building-complex-for-dtla." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for a major new building complex design by SOM ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993373/architecture-billings-index-in-january-enters-2017-with-modest-decrease Architecture Billings Index in January enters 2017 with modest decrease Alexander Walter 2017-02-22T15:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T15:43:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnwn5wtnfiyyxrtm.jpg" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped slightly into negative territory in January, after a very strong showing in December. [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from a score of 55.6 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 60.0, up from a reading of 57.6 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;This small decrease in activity, taking into consideration strong readings in project inquiries and new design contracts, isn&rsquo;t exactly a cause for concern,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;The fundamentals of a sound nonresidential design and construction market persist.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em></p><p><em>* Every January the AIA research department updates the seasonal factors used to calculate the ABI, resulting in a revision of recent ABI values.</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of January:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: South (54.2), Northeast (53.0), Midwest (52.4), West (48.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (54.6), commercial / industrial (53.4), mixed practice (48.1), multi-family residential (48.1)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 60.0</li><li>Design contracts index: 52.1</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlqk9hw2g94m4nca.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfm06lbhrd296mfe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/dok39trdaedti51e.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from January 2016 - January 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p>