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Getting your first job in an architecture school is more about who you are than what you can do. I thought I would put together some basics tips and strategies that might help you find the perfect firm fo you.

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Architects are Crafty

Bob Borson —  March 30, 2015 — 31 Comments

Have you ever called someone “crafty” and you weren’t referencing their Macgyver-esque abilities pertaining to yarn and popsicle sticks? A different meaning of the word crafty comes to my mind when I say that “All architects are crafty.”

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Making the decision to be an architect is hard but making the decision to not be an architect might be even harder.

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What is it like to be an architect? Architecture in the real world is a lot different than people think. Does school prepare you for being an architect?

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I hope that this curated list of “Do You Want to be an Architect” posts can help you zero in on your own reasons for either warning to be an architect, or that they have reaffirmed your reasons for becoming an architect.

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Architecture and Math

Bob Borson —  January 19, 2015 — 27 Comments

If you ever thought about being an architect but were worried that you couldn’t do the math, you aren’t alone. So what’s the real story … do you HAVE to be good at math or can you nearly be adequate?

9 different architects give you the the answer to that very question.

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Do Architects hang on to their sketches? I generate a lot of sketches in the process of being an architect and historically speaking, I throw them away. Am I crazy?

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