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Getting started



The architectural profession is varied and although most qualified architects elect to work for private practice, some choose to explore opportunities in other areas such as the construction industry or property development. Private practices can vary enormously in size and you may find yourself working alone or as part of a large team. A number of experienced qualified architects opt to work freelance with a proportion of these electing to work as sole traders.



Keep up-to-date

Here are some key resources to help you keep updated with industry news.

The Architects' Journal

An industry journal with news, information and the latest architectural ‘Competitions’.
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Architecture news and commentary. Also lists job openings.
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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

The qualifying body for architectural technologists and technicians. 
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Creative Pool

Online magazine for the creative industries includes feature articles, news and advice, events and a searchable database of current vacancies.
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Dezeen Magazine

Architecture and design blog which provides a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. Also lists job vacancies.
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Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects professional body has jobs, careers advice, news and events.
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