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Private Vs Public sector pos

pauly • 2014

First a little background...30 yrs old. nearly finished with ARE's. 10 yrs of experience in all phases of private sector work. yes i worked my way through college in firms. Have been offered the position to take a director of facilities position for a county school... Read More

Bobby, Architect

if you want to design, no. 1 More Answer

Urgent scientific researchs

pauly • 2014

I am looking for any information about urgent scientific researchs in Architecture, discussions of its problems. I would be grateful to get any links of well-know professional magazines or web-sites, institutions and so on. Trying to find the most burning and releva... Read More

Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 1 More Answer

Rowan Moore on Zaha Hadid

pauly • 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/27/zaha-hadid-profile- From Rowan Moore's article in The Guardian: "At some point in the last decade Hadid and her office could have used their new-found fame and status in one of two ways. They could have addressed t... Read More

who's to say that zaha and patrik have not in fact burnt the trail that eventually leads to transforming "the everyday experience of living in cities"? took 40 years just to get the drawings off the page. lets see what another 40 does. 1 More Answer

Take a loss to work in green

pauly • 2014

How much of a loss in pay would you take to work on better projects or a better employer? Assume the drive is the same, the responsibility is the same.

Bobby, Architect

Not more than 10% - assuming i was adequately compensated previously. Just my opinion... 1 More Answer

Job opportunitie in London

pauly • 2014

Hello all, Probably I will go to London to work, but the company is asking me for my salary expectations, of course this salary has to cover my living expenses. I saw in the RIBA website that the hour rate for a Part 1 / First Year Out Students is 10 £. I have 3... Read More

Bobby, Architect

First year part ones rates are averaging 19-20k from my experience with 3 years you should be at least 22-24k per year. However it may be difficult geting a job in a smaller friendlier studio as a foreigners so look at places like Fosters, they always hire foreign students who leave after 1-2 years. 1 More Answer

ARE at California

pauly • 2014

hi all, I have a question about the eligibility of taking ARE at California. contacted California Architects Board and they said specific questions will only be answered by $100 process fee....just wondering if anyone has the same/similar issue. I have a NAAB accred... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I think you are confusing the CSE with the ARE's 1 More Answer

Salary negotiations help ple

pauly • 2014

I don't know what I am doing. I am offered a job. I am to respond to an email with my days that I will be on vacation, availability and expected hourly even though this is full time salary. I did research on the company and the pay rate for this company is enormous... Read More

Hi Kozumelle, 1 More Answer

Can someone post me architec

pauly • 2014

Hello Can post here any architecture construction book or other book that will make me better as an architect. I am a student my 3th year. Thank You

Bobby, Architect

I used Architectural Drawing and Light Construction (8th Edition) by Philip A. Grau III. You can purchase it on Amazon if you want. 1 More Answer

Zaha, please stop already!

pauly • 2014

http://gizmodo.com/zaha-hadid-has-designed-the-worlds-worst-billboard-1666975176 'nuff said

I hate that it encroaches the sidewalk. Why doesn't it encroach on the roadway? Drivers need to be paying more attention, anyway. 1 More Answer

Why do you stay?

pauly • 2014

I've always wondered why so many people stay in this profession. These forums are filled with posters who love to gripe and complain bitterly about the field and yet do not leave for greener pastures. If the hours, pay, promotions, office politics, sexism, work prod... Read More

"why is there such an energetic turnout at the AIA convention?" 1 More Answer

I sign for the firm I'm work

pauly • 2014

My company is a contractor initially but when I joined the company, we became a design and build studio. I'm the only Architect in the firm so I sign the drawings and documents for approval. The thing is, this wasn't even in my job description and in the negotiation... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Percentage of profit. 1 More Answer

What's good architecture?

pauly • 2014

What's good architecture to you? Is there even such thing as good architecture? Does architecture have a bigger role to play in society than the one it is currently playing?

Good architecture is always a judgment relative to the priorities and background of whoever is judging it. I don't really see a point to making an absolute determination of good architecture, and I don't use architecture to mean buildings of a superior quality relative to ordinary ones. 1 More Answer

Architectural Visualization

pauly • 2014

I'm planning on applying to graduate school for the upcoming academic school year (Fall 2016). I was just wondering if there were any programs out there that specialized only in Architectural Visualization? Whether it be a graduate program or even certificate progra... Read More

The University of Kent has an Arch Viz programme which is excellent in the UK 1 More Answer

Start a new career in Dubai

pauly • 2014

I'm currently considering to move over and get a job in Dubai. I've been working in the field for 2 years by now. Can anyone provide tips on expected salary to pick up a junior position? Also, cost of living and living culture in Dubai. Thanks!

I spent three weeks in the UAE and i've worked on some projects over there. If I had to live anywhere in the Arabian Peninsula as an architect, i'd probably choose the UAE. The pay seemed to be generally decent for experienced expats, but I can't say if this is true for junior level positions. Either way, I would say it's a place to work temp... 1 More Answer

Abusive Faculty

pauly • 2014

Good afternoon everyone. I am writing today to take survey of people's opinions, experiences and suggestions for dealing with a faculty member who fails to uphold a level professionalism in the academic arena. I am currently dealing with an instructor who regularly... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Document everything, write down specific phrases and actions as they happen. Go to your student counseling office and make an appointment with a therapist, most schools offer a certain number of free sessions for each student. A therapist can help you determine a course of action via student services, if needed. After you've made and kept tha... 1 More Answer

The Midwest

pauly • 2014

If given a job offer in the Midwest, would you move to the Midwest? Also why? (To your yes / no answers). If you already live in the Midwest - do you love it or hate it? And why.

Bobby, Architect

Depends where. Chicago? St. Louis? Indianapolis? Cincinnati? There are some great schools out there. Job market is more stable and consistent. 1 More Answer

Opening my own business.

pauly • 2014

Registered in different States. Has a stable job for last 15 years though salary sucks. Has solid design and construction experience in healthcare industry. Tired of working for other people. Should I take risk to go for my own firm?

Bobby, Architect

Who would your target client be, exactly? Hospitals/ Med Centers? Tough to imagine a small startup firm breaking in there. Or would you be consulting to larger HC-oriented firms you've already been working for? That seems a bit likelier. Better yet might be going after developers of med office buildings. 1 More Answer

Run for Council?

pauly • 2014

I've been asked by several influential people in our community to run for council. Its a small town, but very active community, above average wealth, development/growth pressure, etc. I also own a business in the same community. Anyone ran for town council or other... Read More

An architect ran for mayor last term. I know little about the inner workings of local govt, but I'm pretty active in community discussion. I'm also about ten years junior the next youngest council person. I don't want to do it at all, but I'm being told I should take one for the team. We'll see. I agree though careers I also wish more archite... 1 More Answer

You got a firm? Are ya makin

pauly • 2014

Here's my question: You have a firm, small practice, maybe a partner or two...Besides the hard work, long hours, spending more time than your though on admin and billing, where is the next job coming from...are ya comfortable financially? I am not talking big bucks... Read More

Yup! five staff and lots of work, mostly turning down work we don't like or want. Early years were tough as we were raising three kids ( they still are young ) so i make sure I balance my schedule and don't work weekends or late at night. But I could be working harder to make more but for what .... more stress and management of staff. I love... 1 More Answer

Is my job legit?

pauly • 2014

I am working at a firm in Miami full time on a 1099, the entire firm is employed on 1099's, even the people who have been there for years. ( firm size 10 people including the boss) I graduated from a top ten arch program right when the recession hit and was unable t... Read More

Bobby, Architect

whatever you think you are worth, double it, cause that is how much you will pay in taxes at the end of the year...I would get on a quarterly payment schedule, with the IRS otherwise you are going to be hurting around tax time. 1 More Answer

Name that Architect and Buil

pauly • 2014

To encourage exploration of various architects and buildings, I will post an image of a new building on a weekly basis, so we may all play "Name that Architect and Building!!!". Sorry to be lame, but I'm sort of tired of hearing how wonderful Rem is or how everyone... Read More

Bobby, Architect

try this: and i know who it is, but not because i'm some scholar, i just stumbled onto it by mistake. someone else can field this one. plus, it ain't like this guy is some nobody. 1 More Answer

Laser Cut Burn Marks on Acry

pauly • 2014

Hi, I have tried to laser cut 1/16" acrylic and the edges have some burn marks. I left the paper on when laser cutting. Some areas cut cleanly and at some places the laser cutter didn't cut all the way through. If I increase the power, I just end up with more burn m... Read More

Raise the power, cut with chipboard on top. Expensive, but it works sometimes. 1 More Answer

Looking to grow Design Build

pauly • 2014

I am a licensed architect and general contractor andI am trying to grow our design build business, by growing our architectural side of the business. We have primarily been doing residential work, as that was the lowest threshold / bar to entry. However, I would lik... Read More

Very interesting points Carrera. 1 More Answer

European Architecture School

pauly • 2014

Hey guys, My name is Jason and I am a grade 11 high school student in Canada. I have a true passion for architecture and would like to attend an architecture school after graduation. I am an academically high-achieving student with an excellent artistic talent. Whil... Read More

Portfolio is key to any top school since grades are only used to cull the pack. With that said, Mcgill and Waterloo are top-notch schools and you should not ignore them when applying. I'd place (most of) their graduates in line with the "ivies" of the US any day. 1 More Answer

Use of Digital Design Tools

pauly • 2014

Hello, I am a student of architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi I am doing a Dissertation on How design process has changed post digital revolution. And how digital design tools effect the outcome of the design. So i want to have view on At wha... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Read anything by Robert Aish. 1 More Answer

Markets hungry for all level

pauly • 2014

OK, so we all know about the "architect shortage". But it only seems to apply to project architects and only in select markets. So, does anybody have information on which markets are really desperate for architects? ALL levels of archiects. I ask for myself, of cour... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I got a call from a head hunter yesterday about project architect with 7-10 years experience in institutional / educational / hospital work. Midwest. 1 More Answer

Having problems with getting

miked • 2014

I am having a problem whereby when i place my window in the correct position, the sill gets cut which does not allow me to fix.

Revit file does not want to

pauly • 2014

I am having problems with rendering a file in my camera view. The file is pretty large but not too big that it will cause an error, and no errors are being reported.

If i wanted to change the un

gregco • 2014

If i wanted to change the unit settings either temporarily or permanent, how would i go about doing this.

Michael, Architect

Was Acad your first system? Your question seems to indicate that changing units is a big deal, which it was in Acad. If you wanted decimals of a foot or metric units you had to literally change the size of the data so that units would read correctly. In Revit, units do not change the size of anything. If you have a 2 x 2 ceiling tile, if you... 1 More Answer

The ability to rotate and mo

miked • 2014

Is there a way to rotate and move an annotation of a Revit family

Plotting of a particular vie

pauly • 2014

I am battling to plot a particular scale sized view of a drawing in Revit. how would i be able to plot a certain scaled view.

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Is there a way of reposition

miked • 2014

Is there any way of repositioning the origin point ( 0,0,0) over a reference point elsewhere in a drawing besides the centre point so that i could work out position placement.

utilising other software pla

gregco • 2014

Will any other Architectural or engineering softwares convert a file, so that either Revit or Archicad are able to import or model them. Also what would be the standard way of saving a file to ensure any and all info is carried across.

Shadows that are viewable in

miked • 2014

How do i ensure that my shadows are viewable in a relevant view as i cannot locate a setting or turn them on to e.g. illustrate the position of the sun

Pinning a mullion to a wall

miked • 2014

How do i set a mullion so that if a wall or floor moves the mullion stays in its current position attached to the and not moves.

Utilising flow design as a p

gregco • 2014

I am looking for a plugin or option that will allow me to control exterior airflow within my design so i can see the limitations concerned on a high rise building project.

Autodesk Simulation CFD has excellent airflow modeling capabilities!

When to utilise Revit famili

pauly • 2014

How would i go about controlling the development protocols aimed around standardising families so that we don't duplicate or damage them once created.

Local file creation causing

pauly • 2014

I have been having this synchronisation error when i open a file that is clashing with another file that one of my colleagues have opened previously.

Finding the correct plug in

gregco • 2014

Is there a plug in for Revit that will help me with conducting a structural analysis on families.

If the internal ref no is di

miked • 2014

I am seeking clarification on how to name the file so that the internal ref no is distinguishable from the project ref no.

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