Architecture is one of the most prestigious fields to be in. First of all, it takes a lot of effort to get into a good university to study the subject. Then, the amount of work you have to put into studying takes a lot of energy and time. And to top it all off, in order to be able to build a career you really have to be one of the best. You always have to be ready to learn more and know more and to be up to date with all of the innovations related to the field. Unfortunately, throughout all of this you have competition. Bigger firms with bigger budgets can be overwhelming for architects fresh out of school. So, here is a list of 4 ways in which architects can close more projects in 2022, which are going to help you on your journey and career path.
Architecture is one of the most difficult subjects to study
Show off your organisational skills
Good planning and good organisation is a must for any architect looking to close more deals. Plan your work well ahead and don’t allow the worklflow to overwhelm you. Make checklists, have to do lists and outline the process of each of your tasks. That way, you will work efficiently. And sometimes efficiency is key. It’s not about how much time you spend working, it’s about how efficient you are working. And the more efficient you are, the more trustworthy you will look to all of the clients walking through your office door.
Efficiency is key, especially in architecture
Manage your time
Once again, we are talking about being efficient. Just because you’ve spent 10 hours doing something, doesn’t mean you’ve done it right. So, combine you organisational skills with a good time management system and avoid all the chaos. What’s more, if you are not paying attention to time management and are showing up late to meetings with clients or contractors, don’t wonder why they don’t want to work with you. Everyone who is serious about their business and is successful at it has good time management skills.
Managing your time right is of utmost importance
Stay up to date with innovations
Nowadays technology goes hand in hand with pretty much everything that we do. Which is exactly why it is super important to always be up to date with all of the innovations coming your way. Use technology as a tool to grow, learn more, be more efficient and just be better at your job overall. What’s more, keeping up to date with all the digital advancements in your field will provide much better service to your clients, which, in turn, will bring in even more clients.
Technology has become a part of our lives, use it to your advantage
Work on your social skills
Architects have a real passion for what they do. Building something from scratch on a notebook and then seeing it come to life right in front of your eyes is amazing. But, sometimes, because of all the work that goes into it, architects can forget about the social aspect of their jobs. Not everything is calculations, after all. For example, for a new family who is looking for someone to build the home of their dreams, calculations don’t matter. But, the way you approach them makes all the difference. That is exactly why, you should never skip the small talk with your clients. Find out what makes them tick, in order to be able to build something they are really going to fall in love with.
Building someone’s home is a big deal, which is why you should definitely get to know them first