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  • Young Students Discover New Possibilities With Construction

    A program in Cincinnati shows at-risk children the benefits of going into the housing industry.

  • reaching out

    Good professional advice is often elusive. It might come from a trusted mentor, a members-only round table, or an informal group of savvy peers, but you have to make the effort to go out and find it.

  • back to the drawing board

    a new program launched by three industry groups seeks to help jobless designers get back in the game.

  • architecture: a good career choice?

  • aia to recognize diversity best practices

  • report from the front

    Susan Maxman, FAIA, started her architectural practice in 1980—an era she calls the Dark Ages for women. On one project for a Dayton, Ohio, couple, the husband refused to believe she was an architect until he saw the registration credentials in her office.

  • for senior staff only

    Employee retreats can serve all kinds of purposes, but when a firm's guiding lights get together each year, their tasks are fairly clear-cut.

  • the decade ahead

    A 10-year anniversary is a good time not only to look back and appreciate the progress you've made but also to do a reality check on where you're headed and then make the necessary course corrections.

  • gilding the cage

    A 47-year-old architect who owns a six-person firm in the Midwest is worried that her second-in-command is going to leave and start his own business. Her 15-year practice, which she incorporated five years ago, specializes in high-end residential remodeling, so she spends a lot of time training...

  • Hold On To Your Work

    How can you hold on to your work? How can you preserve it for yourself, your family, your prospective clients, your biographer?