RENEWED CONSTRUCTION & ARCHITECTURAL WORK
January 2018 appears to have an increase in construction and design work for Architects in a variety of categories, both commercial & residential. ArCH hopes that all of our members are enjoying renewed work & income on good, solid projects. Some firms report continuing work, some report reduced hourly rates, while others report increased rates.
2018 ArCH TO HOST WORLD’S FIRST CRAfts™ (CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTS focus team system) PROGRAM
The product page for this newest program is in the making. In the interim, this information is available:
The CRAfts™ program is directly linked to the ArCHdes™ design awards program, as the current fast-track to obtaining the CRAfts™ designation is by winning 10 ArCHdes™ design awards. Since a firm may submit up to 5 entries in the ArCHdes™ per year, this means that it may be possible to qualify for the CRAfts™ designation within 2 years, assuming all 5 project are award winners.
2018 ArCHdes™ (Design Excellence Selection) AWARDS TO BE DUE A MONTH AFTER TAXES
Design submittals due 5/18/2018 3PM (NYC USA time). See:
KEY TO SUCCESS SOMETIMES IS SIMPLY TRUDGING ONWARD, DAY BY DAY
While there always seem to be those who believe there are faster, quicker, more clever ways to design and document an architectural project, it usually simply takes the method of eating an elephant: “one forkful at time.” In other words, do one useful necessary piece of work, then the next, and the next. After several days and weeks, you find that you’ve accomplished a lot of important work, necessary to getting the project done. Solid work ethic and know-how trumps trickiness every time. Keep plodding ahead, day by day. Never stop, never give up. It’s what you’re being paid to do. Thomas Edison said that “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
ArCH wishes all members and future members the best for 2018. Some of the main reasons to join and renew membership in ArCH is: