• 27

    07, 2021

    Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    If you want to land your dream architecture job, you have to focus more on personal branding. Earning a Bachelor of Architecture is an excellent place to start, but you have to remember that most candidates are going to have the same degree that you do. The end goal is […]

  • 20

    07, 2021

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    From working parents to individuals going back to college, part-time design jobs are a better fit for some people. But, before you decide to accept one of these opportunities, it’s essential to learn the main differences between full- and part-time employees. Although it’s not a federal law, the Bureau of […]

  • 13

    07, 2021

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    With the last year’s pandemic, the work environment has changed. More people are working from home or working in a hybrid situation. This has led many employees to come to the point of fatigue, feeling overworked, and depression. The trend for Americans to be overworked is not new. Twenty percent […]

  • 6

    07, 2021

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    Promoting psychological safety is not a one-time effort but a process of communication and understanding, as well as responsiveness and decision making. When looking at how technology affects psychological safety in the workplace, it is important to consider the entire picture. These days, even retail design jobs are affected by […]

  • 29

    06, 2021

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021

    Every creative has experienced some degree of a creative block. Creative blocks are not limited to only traditional visual artists and writers. All creatives, including designers in interior design jobs and architecture jobs, look for ways to tap into creative ideas when they’ve hit a wall. There are different reasons […]

  • 22

    06, 2021

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    Making a great first impression at your new firm can be fun, exciting, and a little unnerving. So naturally, you want to connect with your coworkers and feel comfortable in your work environment. If you’re a naturally outgoing person that possesses a lot of confidence, meeting people may be more […]

  • 9

    06, 2021

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    For many of the same reasons that professional athletes, actors, and authors hire agents, when it comes to finding the best talent on the market for design jobs, partnering with industry-specific recruiters is your best bet. In addition to already having access to a roster of qualified candidates, here are […]

  • 3

    06, 2021

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    There were over 6,000 people that graduated with architecture degrees in 2019.  As this talent enters the job market, how does one stand out over the other?  What do architecture firms look for when hiring? Since architecture firms receive hundreds of resumes per posted job listing and usually interview only […]

  • 18

    05, 2021

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    Effective time management is getting even more difficult with all of the new technological distractions we’re constantly surrounded by. One of the keys to getting more done in less time is planning, prioritizing, and streamlining your work. Then, it’s about promoting more efficiency in your life by focusing on the […]

  • 11

    05, 2021

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    DBI has seen a marked increase in relocating in recent months. The pandemic has driven people to new places, with or without a job.  If you’re ready for a lifestyle change, career growth, lower cost of living, to be closer to family, or really any reason then relocating might be […]

  • 6

    05, 2021

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    COVID has changed a lot for the architecture and interior design industry.  One of the major changes I am speaking to candidates about is how they can start their own firm.  They are taking the opportunity, and the cash they have saved, to go on their own. In this Deisgn+Dialogue […]

  • 4

    05, 2021

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    More than half of families have two working parents. Although there are plenty of financial advantages associated with both parents working, it can also be challenging for working parents to balance their personal and professional obligations, especially when many schools and daycares are virtual. It’s equally essential for architecture firms […]

  • 27

    04, 2021

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Although some candidates are fortunate enough to land their dream design position, most people often find themselves doing things that they didn’t fully anticipate performing on the job. Nearly everybody is trying to find a healthy balance between the demands in their personal and professional lives. Fortunately, improving your emotional […]

  • 20

    04, 2021

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Change is afoot!  The pandemic has created a seismic shift in every industry.  The same goes for Architecture.  Many designers are moving to find a dream job, be closer to family, or a lower cost of living. When it is time to change, you need to resign.  And it is […]

  • 15

    04, 2021

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Architects and Interior Designer have the great advantage and the great curse of providing a professional portfolio as part of their overall personal brand.  But what should be in a portfolio?  What are leaders looking for? When building a portfolio for your next job application, what should you try to […]

  • 8

    04, 2021

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Each month I post a video on the changing dynamics the Architecture and Design Industry is facing and the pandemic ends and the work force shift, again, to a new way of business. After speaking with firms across the country over the last month, we might be headed back to […]

  • 6

    04, 2021

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    As in many other industries, artificial intelligence is revolutionizing architecture and design. AI-based technology makes it easier for design teams to collaborate, improve efficiency, improve profitability, and more. Here are three current trends in artificial intelligence affecting architecture and design right now. Neural Network Application In architecture, neural networks consist […]

  • 30

    03, 2021

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    In addition to design skills, there are many other skills necessary to succeed in the architecture and design fields, especially as you move into leadership roles. Here are some of the most critical executive skills that can help you thrive as an architecture and design leader. Project Management Management skills […]

  • 24

    03, 2021

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Teams have become a critical infrastructure for firms during the pandemic.  As I have been connecting with leaders across the county, discussing how the team dynamic will move forward as we recover, it became clear that rewarding the team is an important piece of the puzzle. In this Design+Dialogue I […]

  • 23

    03, 2021

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Admit it; the bedrock of every successful business is its most prized assets: the workforce. A high-performing team makes for improved productivity. This, in turn, fosters growth beyond the competition and sustained longevity. As an architecture or design firm, you want your business to grow. But if your team is […]

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