As students, we aspire to become architects that get to work on great design projects. The truth is, for most of us, we end up at firms that don’t quite meet those expectations. That is the experience of the characters in our webcomic, Architexts, and if it’s yours too, we’d love to hear from you for our new book, Architects, LOL.
Sometimes, there is a glimmer of hope when the firm principal wants to pursue a great design project, but that’s often an empty gesture, because you know your firm just isn’t qualified for the job. While surely other professions have a similar gap between expectations and reality, somehow architecture seems to be worse. When you Google “architecture” some of the first links you get are for architecture magazines which, naturally, feature projects that are worthy of publication for a reason. But we all know that architecture is a lot more than what is published in prestigious architecture magazines. The real story of architectural practice is what interests us, and that’s why we’re writing a new book and asking real people to share their experiences with us. Check out Architexts for information on submitting your stories and insights for this book.