Routledge – 2004 – 232 pages
The year out, or internship, in a professional practice can be the most rewarding experience in an architectural student's education. It can also be a shock to the system to find that architectural working practices are very different to architectural study. This book provides a beginner's guide to professional practice and a step-by-step guide on how to find the placement that best suits your goals. It is the fourth title in the successful 'Seriously Useful Guides…' series.
In order to give you a real insight into professional experience, this guide includes real
life case studies from students who have been through the experience and from practices that have taken them on. It guides you through the steps of finding a placement, outlines the norms and expectations for internship in different countries, and discusses codes of office behavior and professional ethics. Contemporary architectural
practices are becoming increasingly diverse and this guide outlines some Practical experience/Internship choices, providing cases studies of award wining firms that offer practical experience. These case studies range from conventional practices based on the art of building, to practices based on digital media or contemporary urbanism. Finally, the term 'critical practice' is becoming increasingly important, and the book provides some definitions and examples of critically based architectural practices.
Also in the Seriously Useful Guides Series:
* The Crit
* The The Portfolio
* The Dissertation
Acknowledgements; About the authors; List of Illustrations 1. Introduction: Why Year Out/ Internship?: The Handbook; 2. Getting Started: Academia and Practice: Professional Destinations; 3.Professional Training: Becoming an Architect in the UK: Professional Associations (RIBA, ARB): RIBA Parts I,II, and III and the 'Year Out': Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR): Case Studies; 4. Professional Internship: Becoming an Architect in the US: Professional Associations (AIA, NCARB): Becoming an Architectural Intern: Internship Development Program (IDP): Case Studies; 5. International experience: Becoming an Architect in different parts of the world: Working Abroad and Visas: Case Study - Africa: Case Study - Asia: Case Study - Australia: Case Study - Europe: Case Study - Latin America; 6. Getting There: Finding the Right Job: Your Cover Letter, Resume and Portfolio: Interview
Strategies: Employment Agreement and other options; 7. The Architectural Office: What are the Choices: Codes, Norms and Expectations: Benefits: Ethical Considerations: Clients: Case Studies; 8. Practices in the Built Environment: Contractors and Construction Management: Project Management: Engineering: Interior Design: Landscape Architecture: Urban Design: Sustainable Design: Case studies; 9. Emerging Technologies: Digital Media, Video and Animation: Case Studies; 10. Critical Practices: Traditional vs. Critical Practices: The Importance of Critical Practices: The Context of Architectural Practice: Case Studies; 11. Afterwards; 12. Some useful reading.