Archinect - News 2017-09-23T10:59:49-04:00 Are enough high-wage jobs being created across the United States? Julia Ingalls 2016-09-13T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:35:09-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Unsurprisingly, the majority of the U.S.' job growth over the past five years has been centered in large metro areas like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a>. What might be surprising is how the majority of those newly created <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jobs</a> are either "mid-wage" or "low-wage" jobs, here defined as those that pay under $21.14 an hour. In a study conducted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityLab's</a> Richard Florida based on facts compiled by the economic data modeling firm Emsi, Florida notes that:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Low-wage jobs accounted for the largest increase in new jobs between 2011 and 2016, adding 4.5 million jobs, compared to 4.1 million high-wage jobs and 3.5 million mid-wage jobs. Low-wage jobs accounted for 34 percent of jobs in 2016 (a total of 48.2 million jobs), while mid-wage jobs accounted for 29 percent (a total of 40.7 million jobs)...</em></p><p><em>The top ten metros for job growth are a mix of knowledge-based and service-based metros. The tech hub of Provo, Utah, tops the list with a 26.8 percent increase in jobs; Austin (21.9 percent), San Jose ...</em></p> ArchiteXX and the Wage Project to inform women in architecture on important salary negotiation skills Justine Testado 2013-10-18T13:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:26:14-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Especially for recent graduates, knowing how to smartly negotiate salaries can be a little confusing--and what with the ongoing issue of the gender wage gap. To offer help on the popular topic, ArchiteXX (formerly Women in Architecture) and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wage Project</a> will hold their first&nbsp; event tomorrow, Oct. 19 in New York City.</p> <p> Led by Evelyn Murphy, the workshop event will teach all women practicing in architecture--from recent graduates to the more experienced--the necessary skills to be a sharper salary negotiator.</p> <p> To buy tickets for the event and additional details, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. Space is limited!</p> 2013 AIA Compensation Report - It Pays to be Senior Archinect 2013-08-16T14:58:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:11:24-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s no longer so bleak. For all the dispiriting data in the 2013 AIA Compensation Report, there are plenty of reassuring numbers, too. Although overall architecture salaries barely inched up since the last AIA report, in 2011, and salaries for most positions again failed to keep up with the pace of inflation, senior design and project management staff enjoyed a nice bump in compensation.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Wanna find out where your salary stands in comparison with thousands of other architects? Head over to Archinect's <strong>Architecture Salary Poll</strong>, submit your info anonymously, and start comparing: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> Exploitation of Interns Coming to an End? Anna Johnson 2012-12-27T13:17:00-05:00 >2013-01-03T17:16:16-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Unpaid interns are common in architecture firms, but recent lawsuits brought by interns across other industries may have the architecture industry forking out some cash. In many industries, the term &lsquo;intern&rsquo; is often used to describe someone who works for no pay, but the NCARB&rsquo;s IDP has been trying to detach interns from the assumption by architecture firms that they are willing to work for free. The council defines architectural internships as post-graduate, pre-registration professional work.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-22T00:13:00-04:00 >2012-10-22T19:14:09-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> The latest Archinect ShowCase featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cassia Co-op Training Centre by TYIN tegnestue Architects</a>. The project is located in Sungai Penuh, Sumatra, Indonesia.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Observer reported on Cornell&rsquo;s plans (unveiled this week) for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island this week</a>. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne. <strong>snail</strong> commented "<em>So they would have us believe that a great center of future technological innovation will look like a standard tower-in-the-park development with a few curves thrown in, and an atrium borrowed from John Portman?</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> For his part <strong>toasteroven</strong> thought &ldquo;<em>cornell is trying to recreate MIT's medialab in NYC - on an island - by making a fancy new campus - BEFORE they've even established the program?...The city is making such a huge deal about this - but it seems like it's primarily being used as a marketing ploy to sell NYC as a new tech hub or seems like there's a...</em></p> The Earnings Curve: Perspectives on Career Compensation Archinect 2012-03-19T18:25:36-04:00 >2012-03-19T18:25:36-04:00 <em><p>The Learner stage generally lasts about three years. Entry level compensation starts at roughly $36,966 and can grow to $46,701 during that time &mdash; an increase of 26 percent, or nearly 9 percent per year. The starting base is small, but the growth potential is large in percentage terms.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Interns File Suit Against ‘Black Swan’ Producer Archinect 2011-09-29T17:44:25-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Two men who worked on the hit movie &ldquo;Black Swan&rdquo; have mounted an unusual challenge to the film industry&rsquo;s widely accepted practice of unpaid internships by filing a lawsuit on Wednesday asserting that the production company had violated minimum wage and overtime laws by hiring dozens of such interns.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>