Yearly Archives: 2013

6 Myths About Freelancing

Author: Lindsay Van Thoen December 20, 2013; for the Freelancers Union What happens when you tell someone you’re a freelancer? In my experience, you’ll probably get some version of the following: 1. “I wish I could work in pajamas and sleep in every day!” There may be some freelancers who don’t have to leave their

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Meet the robots reading your resume

And how to please them. When I saw this article I was excited to share it with the architects and designers that apply to Consulting for Architects! We ask for a few things to represent you, in the best light possible to our customers, including a professionally written resume and your digital portfolio. The first

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Paul Aubin Author

Author Paul Aubin’s latest book: Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software was published this week.  Paul Aubin is a well-respected author of dozens of books on Building Information Modeling using Revit and other Autodesk software.  His latest book tackles a subject never before approached in the world of Revit training manuals. In this exquisite

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AIA Comp Survey: Minimal Salary Increase

Lingering impact from the Great Recession slows gains in salaries Over the last several years, most architecture firms have benefited from a general improvement in the economy as well as in the construction sector. Revenue at architecture firms increased almost 11 percent in 2012 from 2011 levels, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures, and firm

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SBLM Architects’ NYCSCA Project In School Exhibit

An exhibit showcasing CFA client SBLM Architects’ new school project PS 133K in Brooklyn, NY is on display at the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA). The new 133K William A. Butler School replaces and honors an historic school that could no longer serve the growing student population in the Park Slope and Carroll

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10 mind-bending libraries

Now that summer is in full swing, all thoughts of cramming to finish overdue projects have likely drifted away. But just because you’ll be reading trashy magazines at the beach for the next month, doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate these stunning temples of learning. Designed by some of the world’s greatest architects, these 10 libraries

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CFA Showcases Client Projects

Featured Projects We thought it would be really great to showcase our client’s projects to spread an inspirational vibe. Therefore, we are giving you the opportunity to create a showcase of your project. Showcase your project with photos or hand sketches, and an optional blog post and video! Each month, CFA features one client project

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Trial of the Century

Pssssst….  Ever hear about the secret room in the Washington Square Arch?  Think you know what it’s for? GENIUS ARCHITECT!  SADISTIC MILLIONAIRE!  STUNNING GIRL FROM NOWHERE!  Are these yesterday’s headlines?  The answer is no; instead they are from June 25, 1906 when Stanford White was murdered by Harry Kendall Thaw.  Newspapers touted that this was

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5 Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview

Could these words be costing you your dream job? By Catherine Conlan, Monster Contributing Writer Hiring managers and HR pros will often close out a job interview by asking an applicant if he or she has any questions themselves. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the job and the company’s expectations,

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“We Really Do Offer The Freedom To Design”

The entire CFA team and I are pleased to announce the completion of the rebranding of our company, social sites, and website.  We wanted a fresh new look that better reflects our times and services in a constantly changing world and the professionals we represent.  I described CFA to as a 29 year old “start-up”

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