Archive for category Professional Practice

Ways to obtain work by Architects | By Winning Architectural Competitions

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

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

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 Winning architectural competition | Professional Practice

When an architect takes part in an architectural competition and wins it, then all of a sudden he becomes a famous architect. This because the results of the competition are published in media. The works and drawings are also published and the architect becomes famous. Once an architect becomes well known, the clients approach him on their own, and he gets more works. His practice is established. Therefore, this is a good way to come to the forefront in practice.


Continue Reading

, , , ,

No Comments

Ways to obtain Work in Architecture | By your work

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

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

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 your work | Guide to Professional Practice

Howsoever small or big may be the work; if it is handled carefully, it will earn you a good name. A satisfied client is your canvasser. A good work becomes your advertisement and you stand a chance to get more works. Therefore, an architect shall never neglect his work.


Continue Reading

, , , ,

No Comments

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Friends and Relatives

Different ways of obtaining work in Architecture | Professional Practice

After completing your studies you may be very eager to create fantastic architecture. But that could be possible only if some one appoints you as an architect for the work. As a professional you cannot advertise your activity. So, how would you get the work?

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

From Friends and relatives | Guide to Professional Practice

Usually you will get your early work opportunities only through people who know you, that is, your relatives, friends or acquaintances. Therefore, when you make up your mind to start your own practice, make it a point to call on all your relatives, friends and well-wishers. At the same time try to increase your number of acquaintances, more and more people should know that you are a practicising architect. You should lose no opportunity to make friends. To increase contacts and acquaintances, it is sometimes worthwhile to join clubs and hobby circles, like trekkers, nature lovers, music circles etc.


Continue Reading

, , , , ,

2 Comments

Telephone conversation Etiquettes | Seven aspects of Personality Development

Telephone conversation Etiquettes | Professional Practice

In my previous articles, we discussed the “Importance of Personality Development for Professionals as well as students” and first six aspects of Personality Development. In this article, we will move on with our discussion on the seventh aspect of Personality Development “Conversing on a Telephone”.

Here are Seven Aspects of Personality Development

  1. Dress
  2. Address
  3. Good Language
  4. Punctuality
  5. Planning your work
  6. Habit to postpone the work
  7. Telephone conversation

How to converse on a telephone in Professional Practice?

Telephone has become a common instrument for us. Even then very few of us have a proper training to talk on the telephone. Here are few suggestions to improve your telephone talk.

A. Use of ‘Hello’ to be minimum on phone.

B. When you make a call, say who do you want to talk, rather than asking to the other end “Aap kaum?” ‘Who are you’? “Hello, Kaun Bolta hai”, this is a bad manner. Instead say, “Namaskar, Harish from Popatlal & Co.; May I talk to Chimanbhai?”

C. When you receive a call in an office, irrespective of the calling person being known or unknown to you, greet him and say where from you have received the call.

“Good morning, B. P.L.Ltd” OR “Associated Architects, Namaskar”.

If a person called is not in the office at that time, the person who receives the call shall show interest in attending the call, shall not sound indifferent to the calling person. If the calling party is unknown to you, you shall softly insist upon knowing the name of the person and where from was he calling and what was it about. The person receiving the call must show in his voice interest and concern in the business the calling party has with your office.


Continue Reading

, , , ,

2 Comments