Life After Architecture School: What's Next?: Internships / Early Career
Library resources to help architecture students develop portfolios, search for a job, apply to graduate school, find an internship or prepare for the ARE.
- Practical Experience byCall Number: eBook & Stacks 720.7155 M344p - ARCH LibraryISBN: 9780750662062Publication Date: 2004-12-20The year out, or internship, in a professional practice can be the most rewarding experience in an architectural student's education. It can also be a shock to the system to find that architectural working practices are very different to architectural study. This book provides a beginner's guide to professional practice and a step-by-step guide on how to find the placement that best suits your goals. It is the fourth title in the successful 'Seriously Useful Guides...' series. In order to give you a real insight into professional experience, this guide includes real life case studies from students who have been through the experience and from practices that have taken them on. It guides you through the steps of finding a placement, outlines the norms and expectations for internship in different countries, and discusses codes of office behavior and professional ethics. Contemporary architectural practices are becoming increasingly diverse and this guide outlines some Practical experience/Internship choices, providing cases studies of award wining firms that offer practical experience. These case studies range from conventional practices based on the art of building, to practices based on digital media or contemporary urbanism. Finally, the term 'critical practice' is becoming increasingly important, and the book provides some definitions and examples of critically based architectural practices. Also in the Seriously Useful Guides Series: * The Crit * The The Portfolio * The Dissertation
- The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development byCall Number: Stacks 720.2373 K49s - ARCH LibraryISBN: 0471692638Publication Date: 2006-02-10Written by Grace Kim, a young architect who has worked in large and small firms and started her own firm, this is a concise, helpful guide to understanding the choices and decisions you will confront on the road from student to practitioner. Whether you are currently an architecture student, starting the internship process, taking the registration exams, or beginning your own firm, this book demystifies the process for you.
Early Career/Alternative Career
- The Aspiring ArchitectSamantha Raburn is a newly licensed architect at Stantec Architecture in Plano, Texas. Her blog, The Aspiring Architect, recounts her journey to become qualified and acts as an insightful guide to all those following a similar path into the profession.
- Eight Alternative Careers for ArchitectsTransitioning to a new vocation isn't as difficult as you might think.