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AIAS Career Designing

February 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It has been advised to “decide what you want out of life, create the terms that allow you to do this, and then design your day-to-day life to reinforce your goals.” You may not think of a career as something to be designed, but career designing can be exciting as you learn more about yourself and construct your future.

Through a series of exercises and group discussions, this interactive session will allow you to reflect on your past architecture experiences, learn how the career development process relates to the design process, and envision your future career in architecture. In addition, information on architecture career resources, including those of related careers will be shared.

Presently the associate executive director at the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Waldrep has almost 15 years of experience in the fields of architecture and career development. Previously, he has served as associate dean in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland and College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He holds a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University along with a master of architecture from Arizona State University and a bachelor of science from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

The author of the book Becoming an Architect published by J. Wiley and Sons, Waldrep has lectured and presented on the topics of careers and architecture extensively around the country. He is also the author of the ARCHCareers.org, a website dedicated to assisting individuals learn about the process of becoming an architect.

Food and drink will be provided beforehand.


February 11, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm