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:
- 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
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.
Suppose your uncle commissioned you to design his nursing home and you it successfully well. It is quite likely that his friend who also is a doctor appoints you to design his hospital. Then being in the same profession others also come to know about your work, and call on you. Saying that you are experienced in designing hospitals and in that sense people call you a hospital specialist.
Also check out “Guide to Personality Development for Professionals“.