Categories: Licensure/IPAL/Careers

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Firm Visit & Portfolio Review

Dreyfuss + Blackford Firm Visit & Portfolio Review   Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  PDT Location: 575 Sutter St Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94102   Dreyfuss + Blackford are generously hosting us for a firm visit at their downtown SF office. In addition to the firm tour, they will introduce what…

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SOM Winter Shadowship 2024

  Applications for SOM’s 2024 Winter Shadowship Now Open   Applications have opened for SOM’s 2024 Winter Shadowship program, taking place from January 8-12. Sponsored by SOM’s Arquitectos, Asian Alliance, NOMA, Pride, and Women’s Initiative groups, this week-long program offers an immersive professional experience, mentorship, and guidance to students of all backgrounds. The program is open…

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Portfolio Review

  AIA SF BAYA Portfolio Review   Date: Friday, October 20, 2023 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  PDT Location: 140 Sutter Street, San Francisco (Center for Architecture and Design) Join BAYA for a Portfolio Review event designed to provide invaluable insights and guidance for your academic or professional journey. Whether you’re a student preparing for your…

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LINk Internship Program

  LINk: Local Internship Network   Interested in a Winter Internship? Join our new Local Internship Network (LINk) organized jointly by AlA San Francisco, AIA East Bay, and AIA San Mateo. Winter internships are short but transformative! Fill out the interest form by November 10th to gain access to all the local firms' postings and for…

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Licensing info and Lecture April 20th

On Thursday April 20th 1:30-2:30 PDT in the main lobby at 1849 Washington, San Francisco, we will host a presentation by Emily Anderson , NCARB Outreach Manager. The lecture will also be streamed via zoom and is open to all Grad and Undergrad students! Zoom link here The lecture will cover:  the steps to licensure…

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IPAL Shorter Path to Licensure

  Integrated Path to Architectural License   Students interested in IPAL, please apply by filling out THIS FORM Recording of IPAL Info Session by NCARB 2022 NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), the organization that oversees the IPAL program, presented the IPAL program to ARH students and answered questions in 2022.   Overview The School…

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Architectural Licensing Advisor

Architectural Licensing Advisor   Sameena Sitabkhan is the Licensing Advisor for the Architecture Department supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Licensing is the culmination of your education and gives you the right to call yourself an architect and practice in the United States. Licensing consists of an education requirement, work experience, and a set of…

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BArch and Licensure

Paths to Licensure: Deciding between BA and B. Arch   There is no difference between the BA and the B. Arch programs in the first year of the program. Therefore, students are not under pressure to decide between the two degrees when they enroll. Many students make this decision in their 2nd year or 3rd…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Portfolio Advice

Advice given to students during the portfolio review sessions below. Recording are available here.   On Creating a First Impression with Your Portfolio: "The first thing I note is actually not the work, but the way that the portfolio has been put together. Is there some type of visual hierarchy?" "The first page is always…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Practice Interviews

  Architects from leading firms in the Bay Area and beyond generously offered their time to help students practice interview skills.   To view some of the recorded practice interviews please see below for links: PPWS Interview Juke Jose and Naomi Rojas with Gensler 2020-08-07 PPWS Interview Juliana Bento with Emily Huang 2020-08-05 PPWS Interview…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Portfolio Reviews

The intent of the portfolio reviews is for the students to see one aspect of the hiring process that is usually not visible to them – how the portfolio is very quickly scanned when initially received through a web portal or via email. Following the portfolio reviews, the students will attend separate sessions to practice…

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Roundtable Discussion: Getting Hired and Pursuing a Rewarding Career Path

  Roundtable Discussion   View the recording at this link   This summer's Professional Preparedness Workshop events continue with a Roundtable Discussion on 7/17/2020 Friday 6pm PST. A panel of six leaders in the Bay Area architecture community will be sharing their advice with students transitioning into the profession. We are excited to have the students…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Interview Prep & Portfolio Work Session

Professional Preparedness continues this summer with:   View a Recording of the Interview Prep Lecture on 7/8 Wed 5pm PST Learn how to prepare for an interview to build confidence   View a Recording of the Portfolio Work Session on 7/10 Fri 5pm PST Receive feedback on your portfolio and website whether you are on…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Orientation

Orientation   Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5-6pm PST   View a Recording of this event  We are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Preparedness Workshop next Wednesday 6/17 at 5-6pm PST. This introductory event will provide an overview as well as establish expectations. In addition to meeting as a group to discuss expectations, we…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops Summer 2020

During this unprecedented time, we are reaching out to our ARH students to offer a series of workshops over the summer months to support their transition into the profession. We are fortunate to have faculty and alumni who have stepped up to offer their expertise as well as their professional network to this effort. We cannot…

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Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak   Given all the changes and uncertainty of the past month, we wanted to update you with some thoughts and notes regarding the Architectural Experience Program, which documents the real world work experience that is an integral piece of the licensing process in the United States. As jobs…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2017

Professional Preparedness Workshops 2017   Live streams: March 16, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RIINumaORc March 23, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouMe5lgtBk April 6, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVXgMshYwpk