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seekingguidance

Hi all, 

Where in the architecture world will I make the most money with the least amount of work? Please advise. 

 
May 20, 20 6:17 pm
Almosthip

Real estate agent

May 20, 20 6:24 pm  · 
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Third-party owner's representative? The ones I've worked with have done jack, and probably got paid better. 

May 20, 20 6:26 pm  · 
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Marry a wealthy person.  

May 20, 20 6:41 pm  · 
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tduds

Beat me to it.

May 20, 20 7:00 pm  · 
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Don't worry tduds, you still have time. :)

Jun 1, 20 10:17 am  · 
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midlander

Oh that's easy. It's a secret.


Only the ivy league schools teach it during the last semester of an m.arch. Once you know the secret the staggering student loan debt all makes sense! :)

May 20, 20 7:25 pm  · 
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seekingguidance

Wonder what that could be. Could you provide any clue sir? My guess is become an architecture professor at said ivy league schools and keep an eye out for the kick back check for bringing the students in from the student loan providers. Am I warm?

Jun 1, 20 7:29 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

invent a vaccine for c19. Fastest way to the billionaire club. 

May 20, 20 8:06 pm  · 
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x-jla

Can you do that in sketch up?

May 20, 20 10:43 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

only in sketch-up pro... so you kinda already need to well-off just to start.

May 20, 20 11:02 pm  · 
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monosierra

Real estate agent as side gig

May 20, 20 9:57 pm  · 
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x-jla

I believe they live near the ugly supermodels.  



May 20, 20 10:49 pm  · 
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seekingguidance

This is so from left field. Do you mean what you mean or is it a phrase for saying something else? Please advise. I'm so curious about your logical way of thinking.

Jun 1, 20 7:34 am  · 
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threeohdoor

It's a joke.

Jun 1, 20 8:51 am  · 
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Haha Hadude

Open a cannabis retail business. Then, invest in your own projects after raking in millions. There are many states that still haven't legalized so plenty of opportunity out there.

May 21, 20 7:47 pm  · 
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tintt

Hopen a khanabhis bihzness.

May 21, 20 10:26 pm  · 
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Haha Hadude

Is this Canadian?

May 22, 20 12:15 am  · 
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seekingguidance

Could you please provide a blue print to your idea? Please advise.

Jun 1, 20 7:37 am  · 
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atelier nobody

1. Start with a trust fund

2. Be a mediocre student at a prestigious school

3. Endless self-promotion

May 21, 20 8:56 pm  · 
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sameolddoctor

Just to be clear, you need ALL of the above to be wealthy in architecture.

May 21, 20 9:25 pm  · 
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seekingguidance

Damn.

Jun 1, 20 7:37 am  · 
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not sure

be a developer like john portman was. thing is, multi-family housing many be the only developer-oriented building type left standing after all this. adaptive re-use will likely come into the fold in this decade.

May 21, 20 10:59 pm  · 
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seekingguidance

May need to relocated to get under his wing...

Jun 1, 20 7:50 am  · 
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monosierra

Word. Developer builder is the only path to financial autonomy. Downside is you better have a sharp business sense, start-up capital, knowledge of everything that goes into the development business that one doesn't cover in architecture, and the willingness to focus pretty much just on multifamily.

Jun 1, 20 11:18 am  · 
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geezertect

Bang your clients

May 22, 20 7:14 am  · 
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Don't do that, 'social diseases' cost money to treat.

May 22, 20 9:59 am  · 
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seekingguidance

Hahaha, might as well have gone into the porn business

Chad, what do you mean 'social diseases'? I'm still a virgin, hehehe


Jun 1, 20 7:52 am  · 
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You'll know it if you catch one seeking . . . you'll know. :)

Jun 1, 20 10:19 am  · 
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seekingguidance

You mean the infamous, "I know what you did last summer with So&so and So&so's mom? Now pay up before I send the pictures to your boss" seeking?

Jun 1, 20 10:26 am  · 
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x-jla

I’ve thought about whoring myself to lonely clients...design can be a front.

Jun 1, 20 10:37 pm  · 
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Co-worker and I are thinking of starting up a consulting business where we get clients to pay their bills to architect. The overhead would be low, we already have the baseball bats.

Jun 2, 20 10:02 am  · 
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randomised

Define "work"

May 22, 20 10:17 am  · 
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seekingguidance

This is a good one...

Jun 1, 20 7:55 am  · 
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avoid "concept design" (everyone can do it and no one cares)

Jun 1, 20 8:53 pm  · 
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monosierra

It could pave the way to a fairly welcoming academic career if faculty and friends like your work enough that you're hired and paid by international tuition.

Jun 2, 20 9:00 am  · 
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Yes and no AS. Everyone can do conceptual design. Few are good at it and are able to produce a conceptual design that is able to be turned into a real building that meet the clients needs. If you're in the former you'll have no issue getting hired at a medium to large firm.

Jun 2, 20 10:00 am  · 
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monosierra

True but some find sanctuary from construction within academia. No clients to worry about, just students to entertain.

Jun 2, 20 10:08 am  · 
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I'll rephrase my snarky statement - Everyone thinks they can do "concept design" and therefore competition is intense - too much supply and not enough demand. So either you marry rich or teach or live the life of a starving artists until something breaks.

Jun 2, 20 4:06 pm  · 
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seekingguidance

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Thank you for your insight Ancient Sheds :) 

Jun 8, 20 8:14 am  · 
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BulgarBlogger

ME

Jun 1, 20 9:41 pm  · 
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x-jla

How much money you got?

Jun 1, 20 10:34 pm  · 
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BulgarBlogger

I'm a gazillionaire

Jun 1, 20 10:49 pm  · 
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randomised

Bulgar even lives in a building with a doorman!

Jun 2, 20 4:11 am  · 
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BulgarBlogger

That's right!

Jun 2, 20 7:01 am  · 
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I keep telling you BB, the homeless man that lives on your stoop isn't a doorman. It's nice of you to tip him though.

Jun 2, 20 9:57 am  · 
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BulgarBlogger

I actually volunteer at the local soup kitchen next door.

Jun 2, 20 10:03 am  · 
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x-jla

“No soup for you!”

Jun 2, 20 10:53 am  · 
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