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Guide to Personality Development for Professionals | Architecture

Development of Personality for Professionals in Architecture

Personality Development is very important in the field of Architecture or for that matter in any field. Presenting yourself in a pleasant and winning hearts over is  a great skill to master. Students getting out of Universities are not always aware of the necessity of “Personality Development Programme”. Every student or a newbie professional must remember that they are now into the real world dealing with variety of people with different thoughts, attitudes and personalities. I reason I am writing these articles is for students who haven’t been able to develop confidence and need be aware of certain vitally important “Personality Development aspects”. So here we go…

We often say this word ‘personality’ and say, “I was impressed by her personality”. But what do we mean by the word ‘personality’? More often than not it is used only in reference with the outward appearance. Then it is a very shallow meaning. That is why often you develop disagreement with the personality, which has impressed you to begin with.

It is very difficult to define the word personality. Though it begins with appearance, it does not end up with it. It includes the dress, the language, behaviour, knowledge and everything of that person. A British author had said, “A man is a bundle of habits neatly done up in coat and trousers”.

I find this is a good definition. ‘A personality is the total reflection of your habits both good as well as bad’. To be successful professional you must cultivate a good personality. It means a conscious effort must be made in your young age to inculcate good habits in you. These days colleges do not pay any importance to this subject. That is an apathy.


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Ways to obtain work in Architecture | By Luck

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By Specialization”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “By Luck”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

By Luck | Professional Practice

It may happen that you come across a stranger in a journey or in a party. Then you are involved in a conversation with him. Towards the end of the talk, being impressed by you, he offers to commission you for a project.


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Things to do before setting up Practice in Architecture

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “Through Chartered accountants and advocates“. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Things to do before setting up Practice”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

Before setting up your practice | Guide to Professional Practice

I have already made a mention about increasing opportunities of jobs for a young architect in the government and other organizations. You shall make a self assessment or introspection and decide what are you cut for. If you are inclined towards the government service, better join the government service earlier. A private practice is a path full of uncertainty, rather slow and unsteady monetary progress, but gives the pleasure of creation. You shall choose this path with full devotion.

Some of you may be lucky to join a running concern and to be partner in the course of time. Your parents or close relations may have an established practice where you will be a partner in near future. Sometimes your boss may offer you associateship in his practice, if he is pleased with you. But most of you may have to make your own headway in establishing your own practice.


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Ways to obtain work in Architecture | By Specialization

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By your work”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “By specialization”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

By specialization | Guide to Professional Practice

In fact there are no academic specializations for different types of buildings, such as theatre specialist or hotel specialist. We say an architect is trained to design all types of buildings. The pre-design study about a particular project and the analytical approach is all that important. However, often architects are labelled as specialists by the people.


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