To become an architect is to have one of the coolest and most self-fulfilling jobs out there. However becoming an architect is a hard process, during which you will need to acquire many skills. Those skills are not only oriented around knowledge, but also you as a person.
In this article we are mentioning 10 skills we believe are essential for you to become a successful architect!
Have you ever wondered how much architects earn all around the world?
Becoming an architect requires an investment of money and time. Architecture students and fresh grads hope it pays off in the form of a rewarding career that comes with above-average earnings. The job of an architect comes with glamour and prestige, as well as a high salary and a solid job outlook. However, the path to becoming an architect is a long and expensive one and not everyone who wants to become an architect makes it through the multi-year process. Still, if you have the discipline, talent and funds architecture is a financially rewarding career path.
Just like in many other jobs the compensation depends on various factors including mainly geographical location of the practice. Unless the company is one of the “starchitect” studio with clients coming from all around the world, prices and salaries depend highly on the placement of the practice. Hence the region of the country where an architect works has a significant impact on their earnings. We gathered an overview of the highest-paying industries and locations for architects.
2020 has become an unprecedented year. A year that has been struck with a global pandemic which has forced hundreds of millions of people into lockdown. People across the globe have been affected differently, millions leading to unemployment, thousands grieving for their loved ones and many feeling isolated. It is also important to not overlook the struggles that students are facing in the current climate in looking for a job following their graduations.
We had the opportunity to interview Thomas Rowntree who graduated from his BA(Hons) Architecture degree in midst of lockdown in June and has successfully secured a position as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in London.
“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster
Evolving times require evolving resources. And the times, are always evolving. Architecture is one of the mediums through which we alter our environment to better fit our current needs. Making it an ever-lasting and ever-evolving profession. Therefore, it is a good career choice for the creative logical thinkers and problem solvers. (more…)
As soon as you graduate architecture school you are facing a huge milestone – finding your first job. While looking through job offers and creating a portfolio it is also important to ask yourself a question: do I want to work in a small or big architecture company? Work environment may change your working experience and how you perceive your architecture job. In this article we are going to give you 10 reasons why considering working for a small firm is a good idea.
Whether you are still an architecture student or just starting your career as a business owner, it is good to find ways to get acknowledged and build a solid network to support your work. In this article we are going to give you a couple of tips and tricks on how to do just that.
You are probably reading this article, because you are looking for your first architecture job. Maybe you are not sure, if you are doing it right. Or maybe you don’t know where to look for job offers. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. With these 6 tips and tricks you are going to nail it and have many responses to your submissions.
COVID-19 has thrown our lives into disarray. Many people have suddenly lost their source of income without little to no prospects for finding a new job. We are certainly looking into a possible economic disaster which may be as serious as the one in 2008. We at jobs.archi decided to look into the current situation of architects and architecture students. We asked you on our Instagram Profile how are you dealing with the pandemic in your country and gathered some information. (more…)
Guide to Australian Working Visas for Architects
Australia needs qualified Architects. This geographically diverse continent with constantly evolving fusion of cultures is a perfect challenge for creative professionals. If you’re one of them, then your skills are currently in demand. (more…)
Although the basic economics of architecture are the same everywhere / the business cycle is about 5-10 years between recessions no matter where you work/, there are some significant differences between architecture job markets across the globe. While new grads are struggling everywhere in the Western and Eastern world, it seems a bit easier for experienced architects seeking to migrate to find better job opportunities. (more…)
I’ve spent last five years of my architectural life in China, living both in Beijing and Shanghai. After all those years, China, by far the largest of emerging markets for new buildings, still seems to be the promise land for architects with lots of various job opportunities. However, things are changing pretty fast here so you need to stay up to date with local market news and trends. (more…)
Architecture jobs abroad can be very competitive, as more and more architects are turning abroad in search of the most exciting job opportunities. Finding a job abroad can be a life changing decision and the chance to construct the project of your dreams. (more…)
American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) has released its 2015 Compensation Report, introducing a brand new feature: a free salary calculator which provides a unique view into architectural compensation. This salary calculator includes data from all U.S. respondents employed full-time providing mean and median salaries for 17 architectural staff positions – from Intern 1 to CEO, with breakdowns by geographic region and firm size. (more…)