how many people are happy in their jobs working as architects??I
‘m beginning to feel like I spent 5 years in college for nothing,
I havent designed anything in months and am just doing window schedule after window schedule.
I never go on site and never meet clients.
I’m thinking of breaking out and starting up on my own.
I dont want to go back to working in Dublin as this would be over an hours commute in traffic everyday.
Are there any other alternatives available ??
Am I being fussy or do I have justification for feeling this way?
I work in a small country practice
Just said I’d throw this one out there and see what advice you all have!
What about pastures new – like England for instance? If you have no comitments it’s worth thinking about. Assuming you are a year or two out of college and have no commitments and are keen on architecture I would scrape my portfolio together and approach an office whose oeuvre I admired.
Starting on your own is not for the fainthearted unless you have done groundwork and have a commission or two.
Unfortunately I cannot change location. I do have more than enough work to start up on my own. Have worked in a big high profile office before and dont want to go back to that. Prefer having more responsibility in a smaller office. I am now 4 years working and am still not running my own jobs in the office- although I am outside of the office.
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