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5 Steps You Should Take from A Young Age to be a Successful Architect
July 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Devayani Bapat

Let us begin with a disclaimer - If you’re a young architect reading this article, this isn’t clickbait.

When one is young, wild, free, and fresh off the boat of Architecture school, the dreams are big and ambitions high. The path to success in an exceedingly competitive field such as architecture is taxing and the journey to accomplishment arduous. Reading this must not make you panic for we at Archslate strive every day to make the construction of your triumph easier and your journey to build up your career, brick by brick, memorable.

As a young architect, we’re sure you look up to older architects with wonder in your eye and one question haunting your mind continually - “How did they carve their niche on this mountain of architects?” Well, we’re here to tell you just that and we’re sure to keep it short and sweet.

5 Tips to Become a Successful Architect at a Young Age

1. Networking

2. State of the Art Portfolio

3. Never Burn Bridges

4. Travel, Travel, and More Travel!

5. Knowing the Past, Present, and Future Trends in the field!

1. Networking

While many would disagree and put this step at the bottom of the list, Networking is the biggest step a young architect must focus on to ensure that they are seen, heard, and noticed. Be it a top-notch architect, a professor at university, a receptionist at an architecture firm, an abstract painter, the owner of a furniture store, or absolutely any individual remotely related to the field, we would recommend striking up a conversation with them, exchange contact details and make sure you follow up with an email or a text to let them know you valued the tête-à-tête with them and would love to stay in touch. In your interaction make sure you are approachable, friendly, and well-informed regarding industry happenings to ensure that the conversation stays afloat. While there might be many-a-column in the hall of architects, be the one that stands tall and shines bright. It’s sure to get you noticed and most importantly remembered!

2. State of the art Portfolio

While it sounds like we're stating the obvious, we can’t help but emphasize enough the importance of your portfolio to help you stand out in the crowd. From the small projects you’ve assisted with to the biggest projects you’ve done, your portfolio need not be crowded with a timeline of every job you’ve worked on. Pick out projects that stand out, speak volumes about the kind of work you want to pursue as you go about your career, and amalgamate your state of artworks to put your best foot forward. Make sure you capture the versatility of your works and display your skills throu