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I am planning to acquire an AICP (Certified Planners License) and a LEED AP ND (already have a LEED AP BD+C) since I have seen an increasing number of requests for the same in RFPs for large scale and… more

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I’m in a toxic workplace and need to leave. Honestly, I should had left sooner but wanted to get my current projects past the permitting and bidding phase. I’ve only been with this firm for 8 months have 16 projects successf… more

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I recently started a new job as a PM (with a senior PM supposed to guide me through the process as I'm relatively new to title). Problem is the senior PM is not communicative, doesn't engage w… more

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What sites are best for finding an Architecture job? It seems like LinkedIn and Indeed aren't really being used.

I got my previous position from cold calling firms, but now that I'm looking fo… more

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How is architecture life treating you this week? Drop a meme that shows us how you really feel!

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I have the chance to take several months off for a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity, but I'm worried it'll derail my career. Is it foolish to prioritize life experience over job advanceme… more

I was laid off unexpectedly, and I'm shocked by how unsupportive my architecture network is being. Is it a competitive field by nature, or did I just pick the wrong friends?

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I feel fear at workplace from my boss
Despite i do all things
I don't know how to deal with it
He yelled at me 2 3 times
When I ask for raise upon completing probation
He said your performance is zero
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Architecture school taught me a lot about theory, but nothing about how to deal with demanding clients, impossible deadlines, and navigating the bureaucracy of the real world. Does the current educati… more

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I need a new desk chair ASAP, my back is screaming. What are your ergonomic lifesavers?

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Do you ever regret choosing architecture as a career?

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A job recruiter contacted me with an amazing opportunity, but I just started a new position a few months ago. Is it ever okay to jump ship so quickly?

Just overheard a client describe my design as "interesting"...in the worst way possible. How do you handle backhanded compliments?

Clients who insist on design styles that are decades out of date make me question my career choice. Anyone else relate?

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Tired of hearing “it is the industry standard” every time I am expected to work 60 hrs/week+ on top of encouraged/mandatory industry events (that are not counted towards working hours), getting licens… more

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I need your help!
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I've recently relocated to the Toronto area in Canada. My background is in architecture, and I also have experience in marketing.

I'm curious about the nature of architectur… more

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Entry level architects/designers, how many % of your time is spent in SD/DD/CD/CA?

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"Form follows function" is the biggest lie in architecture. Discuss.

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I'm offered a dream project, but it means working with a notoriously difficult client. Is it worth sacrificing my sanity for the portfolio boost?

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In an Architecture firm large enough to need dedicated CA staff... Does that CA staff typically make more or less than a Project Architect who does a mixture of CA, design, and documentation?

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Spent hours on a design concept, and my client immediately said, "I hate it." Do you ever just want to give up and let clients design their own disastrous projects?

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I'm struggling with imposter syndrome. What are some books or resources that helped you build confidence in your work?

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Recommend podcasts or YouTube channels that offer interesting takes on architecture and design.

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i immigrated to canada last year i have been job hunting as an architect for a while now, i have tried all i know how to do but i havent gotten anything yet, most reply i get "is i dont have loc… more

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I'm swamped with work, but my coworker spends half their time chatting and browsing online. Should I say something, or is it none of my business?

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My model-making materials budget keeps getting cut, but my client expects photorealistic renderings. Am I a magician now?

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Just got back from a site visit where the contractor completely ignored my specifications. How do you handle conflicts with contractors who don't respect your expertise?

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Anyone hiring as CAD/BIM technologist in Ontario?

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People with less than two years of experience, what's your day to day work look like?

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I'm constantly fixing errors from the intern, to the point where it's taking more of my time. Should I be more hands-off, or is this level of supervision necessary in architecture?

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Any internships or entry level jobs in NY or NJ or PA available?

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My client is dead-set on a design trend that's going to look horribly dated in a few years. Should I try to talk them out of it or just go with the flow?

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"We value work-life balance," the recruiter said. Three months in, and I'm expected to be on call 24/7. Should I have seen the red flags, or is this just bait-and-switch?

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Any hybrid/remote cad/bim designer opportunities in NC?

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Anyone hiring in the Tampa area? I have a very good friend looking for a job there. Graduated from Cornell, he is a rockstar and an amazing human being who just became a father. If you or anyone you k… more

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After two years of remote work, my boss wants everyone back in the office full-time. I'd rather quit than give up the flexibility. Am I being unreasonable?

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Why don't you figure out that our field is bullshit until you get into the field? Why am I 3 years into being a designer and have hated the 2 firms I've worked for due too poor management &… more

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What do you do when your workspace isn't ideal for the way you work? Turns out the "collaborative workspace" in our new office is just code for six people crammed around a tiny desk. I m… more

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