Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice
In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By Winning Architectural Competitions”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Through Chartered accountants and advocates”.
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
Through Chartered accountants and advocates | Professional Practice
The type of work you get from their quarter is usually in the form of writing reports on properties, preparation of measurement drawings, certifying carpet or built up areas and valuation of a property. Financial Institutions like banks maintain a list of approved architects. The case is referred to the architect from the panel.
These matters are some times referred to the court of law, Govt. Departments etc. Therefore, it needs careful handling. Often banks or financial institutions require a valuation report from an architect on a property, which is to be mortgaged. For this type of work an architect has to be a registered valuer with the department of direct taxes of the central government.
The biggest complement to you, according to me, is return of the client for whom you have worked before!
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