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:
- 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
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.
The simple reason is if you are known to more people better are the chances to get commissioned for a work.
It may be said therefore that it is convenient and suitable to setup your practice in your hometown where your family is better known to the society. Consider how a product is sold. It is the impact of advertisement that remains on your mind and memory. At the hour of need, you recollect the advertisement and the name of the product and you go in for it.
Same way more is the number of people knowing you as an architect more is the possibility of someone coming up to you when some one needs an architect’s advice. If you have developed an art of writing, you may as well write in local newspaper and magazines regarding architecture, which may interest lay people. You may have sensible suggestions and ideas about the development of your town and the district. Such frequent publications may as well help publicity of your name as an architect.
Also check out “Guide to Personality Development for Professionals“.
I will discussing every method of obtaining work in detail in my succeeding articles.