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:
- From Friends and relatives
- By your work
- By specialization
- By Luck
- By Winning architectural competition
- Through Chartered accountants and advocates
- Before setting up your practice
- Waiting period
- Setting up your office
- Computer Networking
- Regular attendance
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.
Internet has brought a drastic change in communication. This also will have an effect on the concept of an office of an architect. In early nineteen fifties, a telephone at home was a rare thing. Today it is a common thing for everyday use. Internet will soon become a common facility like telephone today. As internet becomes common, it would bring about a change in our life style and work culture of many. The computer network will connect computers from all over the world.
The messages, letters will be sent and received on computer by email. Drawings and sketches can also be transferred within seconds. An assistant need not have to attend the office if he has a computer at home, which is connected to the computer of his boss. He can do his work at home and transfer it to the office computer. You may require a big office space.
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