Ask The Recruiter: The Counter Offer

When you’ve secured a job offer, you may believe your search is over. But you’re not done yet. After you receive an offer, your present employer may make a counteroffer. HR and recruitment experts feel that accepting a counteroffer is career suicide. But in the last several months, many recruiters have seen an above-average number […]

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www.arkitectum.com serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, interior designers, academics, developers and other parties interested in the built environment. By registering with, or signing-in to, our site (it’s fast and free), you can enjoy a number of unique benefits. View industry news, design competitions, search architect job postings, view […]

Why Architects Shouldn’t Be Generalists

I’m prepared to catch a lot of flak from my fellow architects for this article, and look forward to the dialogue.  It is my opinion that architects should be specialists in only a couple types of projects.  Many of us, especially sole proprietors or those at small firms, feel that architects are problem-solvers that can […]

Parking’s Influence on Sustainable Cities

After leaving Santa Barbara at the age of 18, I lived in San Francisco for about ten years, and then its antithesis, Orange County, for the subsequent ten years. Parking was impossible in San Francisco, and I quickly relinquished my car and used public transportation (which cost me $28 per month), my own two feet […]

Design/Build: The Answer to Design Fee Woes?

The business start-up experts say that it’s much more profitable to sell a product than to sell your time.  Even if your company is truly a consulting business, it’s better to figure out a way to package your services as a product, as Oracle did. Even the architectural experts say architects must start charging based […]

Architectural Fees for Tenant Improvement Projects

Architectural fees are generally proportional to construction costs.   A higher construction cost represents more complex details and finishes.  More complex details and finishes require more time-consuming design services.  Thus, a higher-end space requires higher design fees. These days, many of us tenant improvement architects are designing spaces that are more budget-conscious than image-conscious.  Yet even […]

Professional Coaching for Architects

Whether you want to start or grow your own architectural practice or get ahead at your corporate job, Elisa Garcia can help you design your career in architecture. Elisa’s mission is to improve architecture by improving it’s architects. Great buildings are the result of great people. Elisa specializes in assisting owners of small to medium-sized […]