Your Architecture Career How to Build a Successful Professional Life By Gary Unger
Master the business side of architecture with advice from an expert architect.

In Your Architecture Career, Gary Unger provides tips and guidance to students, interns, architects, and firm owners to help them understand and master the business side of architecture and interior design. Students in school are not taught to manage process, projects, and clients—the emphasis is on design. However, most graduates will not finish their careers as designers. Rather, their focus will be on marketing, programming, project management, cost estimating, rendering, virtual reality, drawing documentation, specifications, workplace strategy, and construction administration. Gary Unger expertly describes the creative aspects of these disciplines and the considerable value they bring to a firm.

In order to accurately represent how an architecture firm successfully operates, Gary stresses the importance of teamwork. With project teams made up of architects, engineers, realtors, building owners, contractors, furniture dealers, and more, it is important to note that a project's success is measured by how well handoffs of information are executed both inside a firm as well as from firm to firm. Spanning a wide variety of topics, chapters include:

  • Completing architectural school
  • Deciding on a career path
  • Landing your first job
  • Building your reputation
  • Managing handoffs
  • RFPs and proposals
  • Reassessing your career
  • Starting your own firm
  • Whether you're a student about to graduate or a seasoned professional, Your Architecture Career is an invaluable resource for the business side of architecture.

    TitleYour Architecture Career
    SubtitleHow to Build a Successful Professional Life
    AuthorBy Gary Unger
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintAllworth Press
    Published17 April 2018
    Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
    Illustrationsblack-and-white illustrations.

    About the author

    Gary Unger started his architectural studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and finished up the six-year program at the University of Texas. Prior to founding CPG Architects in 1980, he was the worldwide director of planning and design at American Express. He is also the founder of Link Systems, a real estate software business that provides facility management services to enhance CPG's architectural services. At CPG, Gary has worked on thousands of projects for such clients as General Electric, Snapple, Nestlé, Newman's Own, and Dannon, along with many financial trading firms. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

    ISBNs: 9781621536345 978-1-62153-634-5 Title: your architecture career category:ARC ISBNs: 9781621536352 978-1-62153-635-2 Title: your architecture career category:ARC 
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