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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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Importance of Telephone and Computer Networking in Architectural Practice

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By Establishing Direct Contacts and setting up Office”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Telephone and Computer Networking”.

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

 

Telephone

These days telephone has become a common thing. You shall arrange to have a separate number for office. Even in a small town, you shall have a separate telephone connection for your office. Through the telephone system, you are virtually well connected with the world. Even if you are working in a small town through telephone, fax, E-mail you can be in touch with consultants and clients world over.


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Importance of Regularly Attending the Office

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “Importance of Telephone and Computer Networking”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Importance of Regularly attending the Office”.

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

Regular attendance | Professional Practice

You must be regular in opening the office and shall be present there at the appointed time whether there is work or no work. During the office hours, there has to be someone present in the office to answer the phone calls or to receive the visitors, in case you are gone out for work. Unanswered telephone calls during office hours make a bad impression. Be particular in attending telephone messages. Electronic answering machines can replace an attendant. You can virtually run one-man office with the help of a computer. Remember regularity in work is a virtue.


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