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23 11, 2021

Becoming a Design Director

By |2021-12-06T17:26:35-08:00November 23, 2021|DBI, Employment|

Once you have accrued 5-10 years of experience in design, you may be considering a move to the coveted position of design director.  The creative lead in this position has likely garnered work experience in various related projects and understands how design and concept become a completed project. Build your design [...]

14 11, 2021

Do Plastic Have a Role in Architecture and Design?

By |2021-12-15T12:41:43-08:00November 14, 2021|Employment|

Plastic is one of the most versatile and durable materials in the architecture and design industry. It has also infamously gained a bad reputation due to its harmful effects on the environment. The crux of the problem is how plastic is being used and managed.   Architecture and design firms [...]

9 11, 2021

Incorporating Sustainability into Design Practices

By |2021-11-14T15:58:21-08:00November 9, 2021|Blog, Interior Design|

One of the significant challenges faced by architecture and design industries is incorporating sustainable practices. In The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, Jason F. McLennan said designers should "eliminate negative environmental impact through skillful, sensitive design." The task requires an immense amount of understanding and awareness infused with a sense of accountability [...]

26 10, 2021

Attract the Top Candidates in the Interior Design Industry

By |2021-10-31T16:55:37-07:00October 26, 2021|Blog, Interior Design|

The interior design industry is currently booming, with a growth rate of approximately 4.5%.  Outstanding growth!  In a competitive market like this, companies are constantly on the lookout for top candidates who are enthusiastic, qualified, and creative. Design firms continuously adapt to the industry’s fast pace and search for the [...]

19 10, 2021

Inspire Your Architecture Team by Putting Them First

By |2021-10-25T11:49:51-07:00October 19, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

The architectural industry comprises talented individuals with creative minds. Companies must keep these innovative visionaries inspired and motivated at the highest level. Amidst real-life situations like deadlines, workload, schedules, and the pandemic, companies should invest time in self-reflection and motivation by prioritizing the architecture team. Keeping team members inspired results [...]

12 10, 2021

How to Discuss Compensation with Candidates in the Architecture Industry

By |2021-10-25T11:42:37-07:00October 12, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search|

The past few years show a significant surge in compensation in the architecture industry. According to the AIA Compensation Report, the average salary in all architectural staff positions averaged upwards of $92,000 at the beginning of 2019, which is 6% more from 2017 levels. Statistics show this growth rate to [...]

5 10, 2021

4 Common Architecture Interview Questions You Need to Know

By |2021-10-25T11:48:42-07:00October 5, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

You’ve recently been accepted to the interview round for the architecture job you’ve always wanted. The only challenge – in this highly competitive field, you may be only one of many candidates who will be interviewed for the same position. How can you increase your chances and impress the hiring [...]

28 09, 2021

Why You Should Use an Industry Search Firm

By |2021-10-25T11:47:31-07:00September 28, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

 The significant differences between an executive search firm and a boutique INDUSTRY-focused search firm are a personal touch and a deep understanding of the work your firm does. Executive search firms are more prominent and have branches in different geographical locations. They also work across all industries and specialties. In [...]

23 09, 2021

Small Firm or Large Firm: Where Do You Fit?

By |2021-10-13T20:11:24-07:00September 23, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

A common question that architecture recruiters get from candidates is if it's better to work at a large firm or a small business. The best answer that we can give is that they both have unique benefits, depending on your respective goals and values. We know that there are significant [...]

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