Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect
Table of Contents
Updated January 8, 2017
Help me help other architects! This blog is an excerpt from the first draft of my book: Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect. You can help me make it better by leaving a critique in the comment section below. Thx you rock! -Steve
*Chapters will be hyperlinked as they are posted.
Part 1 – The Culture Shock: Adjusting to the Harsh Realities of the Working World of Architecture
Chapter 1 – In architecture school you will learn _________.
Chapter 2 – In architecture school you will not learn ________.
Chapter 3 – What type of Architecture Firm is Best for You?
Chapter 4 – How to Land Your Dream Job in Architecture
Chapter 5 – $$ So….How much money will you make as an Architect? $$
Chapter 6 – Money isn’t Everything, it’s the Only Thing: Understanding the Business side of Architecture
Chapter 7 – Introducing two things not found in Architecture School: the Economy and Layoffs
Chapter 8 – The Newbie Angst: Why most Young Architects are Bitter and How to Cope
Chapter 9 – Deadlines: An Architect’s Best and Worst Friend
Chapter 10 – So want to start your own Architecture Firm?
Part 2 – Filling Your Tool Belt: How an Architect can become an Expert One Day at a Time
Chapter 11 – Fake it Till You Make It: How to act the part in an architecture office.
Chapter 12 – Be the Object of Everyone’s Desire: The Secret to Making Yourself Indispensable
Chapter 13 – An Architect needs to Seek Mentors
Chapter 14 – An Architect needs to Be a Mentor
Chapter 15 – The #1 Tip for Success on The Architectural Registration Exam (ARE)
Chapter 16 – Navigating the Architectural Experience Program (AXP)
Chapter 17 – Get out of your Shell you Hermit! Be a Social Butterfly!
Chapter 18 – The Computer and the Trace: The Challenge for the Architect in juggling the Digital and the Analog.
Chapter 19 – This ain’t no 9-to-5!: How a little extra time can elevate your status.
Chapter 20 – Seize the Moment: An architect must look at challenges as opportunities.
Part 3 – Taking it to the next level: Essential Leadership Skills that will Propel a Newbie Architect to All-Star Status
Chapter 21 – Why an Architect Must Focus and the Fallacy of Multi-tasking.
Chapter 22 – Steer your own ship.
Chapter 23 – The Power of Delegating
Chapter 24 – Build your Network
Chapter 25 – An Architect must Learn to Listen
Chapter 26 – An Architect must Lean to Speak
Chapter 27 – The Architect – Client Relationship
Chapter 28 – Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Deciding when to stay with an Architecure Firm or search for Greener Pastures.
Chapter 29 – Embrace Failure
Chapter 30 – Remember George Costanza?