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:
- 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 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.
A successful work brings him more works. For instance, in your early days of practice, you may be asked by my uncle to add a staircase and a two stories toilet block to an existing bungalow, which I did with zeal and minute details.
The contractor who was an engineer himself had never seen before detailed drawings made for a work. Both the owner and the contractor became my admirers. Even today after becoming a pretty experienced in profession, I shall tell that all the practice you collect would be and should be through your wider contacts and acquaintances and as a result of actual work done by you.
Also check out “Guide to Personality Development for Professionals“.