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If you are going to be an architect, do you have to work a lot of overtime? Not necessarily. I thought it would be interesting to break down by 2014 hour by hour to see what time I spent and where I spent it.

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We, Myself and I

Bob Borson —  November 17, 2014 — 29 Comments

Are architects bad at sharing? The word “I” is a take credit type of word, while saying “we” is a sharing credit type of word.

How often do you say “I when you could have said “We”?

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[Facepalm]

Bob Borson —  November 3, 2014 — 14 Comments

Digital Communications for the Small Architectural Firm (or any small firm for that matter) is something that I will be presenting on at the 75th Annual Texas Society of Architect Convention and Design Expo. I’ll also be talking about the money – the thing people seem to care about the most.

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Want to get a job working in an architect’s office? What exactly do you need to do? Learn about the things I look for in a potential new employee – and you might just find yourself getting an offer for every single job you interview.

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I thought it would be particularly good timing to bring up the idea of working on short term goals and they value – and satisfaction – that they can bring to your career.

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Projects in architectural school tend to be somewhat outrageous – designing something to exist on the dark side of the moon isn’t all that unlikely. But what is the point of designing these incredibly odd and silly projects?

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I am continuing this look into the value that architectural interns bring to the office by allowing our other intern – John Charbonneau – to take over the site today and talk about his experience while giving others a peek into how he has ben spending his time this summer.

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