SUMMER – WHAT TO DO? With the holidays over and the next semester beginning, what will you do this summer? Yes, it is 4-5 months away, but now is the time to start planning and implementing.  Truth be told, the planning … Read More

Winter Break – What to DO!

Winter Break – What to DO! As the fall semester ends and reviews / finals are almost do, what will you do (or accomplish) over the break before the spring semester.  While it may be tempting to full catch up … Read More

Architecture and Beyond: Career Paths of an Architect

Architecture and Beyond: Career Paths of an Architect Earlier this week, the professor who teaches the introductory course on architecture and the built environment approached me asking if I would be willing to substitute for her and present a lecture … Read More

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T: Tools

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T By applying the skills, you have learned as an architecture student to gaining experience, you will be able to design your own career rather than just letting it happen. Be creative in organizing your search for prospective employers. While … Read More

Have you started your Career Search for next summer?

Lately, I have been meeting with a number of upper level design (architecture and interior) students for academic advising; after our discussion on courses, I always ask the question about their plans for next summer – what their plans on … Read More

Scholarships — Consider and Apply

With three children about to embark on their college experience, I can share that the biggest issue is finances – MONEY!  As one who has been in higher education for the past 25 years, I can share that the biggest … Read More


DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP Over my many years in architectural education, I have been involved with many different worthwhile programs.  My absolute favorite is my involvement with the Diversity Advancement Scholarship; it started in 1987 as National Vice-President of AIAS and … Read More

2B an Architect: Dallas

This weekend, I am in Dallas to attend 2B an Architect.  The event is one of the five Architecture/Design Career Day/College Fair held throughout the country.  As mentioned in an earlier blog, these events are an excellent opportunity for you to learn … Read More

Careers in Government and Non-Profit

Recently, I was able to learn of three (3) individuals with an architectural education who have successful careers in architecture via state government and a non-profit design center.  Below are summaries of links on each of the individuals profiled. Further, … Read More

Ranking of Design Programs: Worthy Resource?

In researching and determining the BEST architecture program for you, what resources will use?  How do you decide which programs you consider, apply and eventually attend? One that you may be encouraged to consult is the RANKING of programs.  For … Read More