End of the Road For the Gig Economy?
As the gig economy continues to grow, so do the number of questions about how the law will be regulated. President Biden’s proposed legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, includes several provisions that could significantly impact gig workers, including freelance architects and interior designers. The PRO Act would make it easier for
How the Build Back Better Act could affect freelancers
December 7, 2021 – Freelancers and Independent Contractors Beware: Build Back Better Vows to Impose the PRO Act Which Threatens Your Livelihood The freedom to work as a freelancer or independent contractor provides flexibility for households and vibrancy to the American economy. It is tailor-made for architecture and design practices and freelance architects seeking to
Architects: Have you been laid-off or furloughed?
Looking for your next opportunity? Every day our firm has been fielding calls and emails about whether or not architecture firms will be re-hiring out-of-work employees after the COVID-19 Pandemic. The honest answer is: right now, nobody knows. What we do know is that when the opportunities come back to the market, you should be
Collecting unemployment in New York for the Self-Employed
Self-employed workers and independent contractors now qualify for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. On Monday, Cuomo announced the state would be partnering with Google to create a new website that would help streamline the application process for those still seeking to file a claim. The website was expected to launch last night, but instead, it
The architecture industry is getting slammed by COVID-19
Uncertainty looms amid work freezes, layoffs, and diminishing revenue. [Source Image: urfinguss/iStock] Nearly every industry is getting pummeled by the spread of COVID-19, and architecture is no exception. In late March, the American Institute of Architects conducted a survey of 387 architecture firm leaders, and the results suggest a deeply uncertain future for the profession. Two-thirds of
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support: Architects, Employees, and Self-employed
STATE AND FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS. Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order that we must work from home and its unintended consequences, we have organized State and Federal relief announcements relative to self-employed consultants and small businesses. These programs change frequently. Student Loan Forgiveness. Student loan borrowers will suspend their federal student loan payments without penalty
Feeling Glum in Your Architect or Design Job?
Here’s How to Beat the Blues, Stop Working Overtime, and Earn a Decent Salary An architect job can take a lot out of us when we aren’t earning what we want. Most architects would agree, the hours are long and sometimes the compensation doesn’t meet par. That doesn’t mean that we can’t find ways to
Too Many Options? How to Decide Between Multiple Architect Positions the Professional Way
Whether you are in architecture or another industry, workers today are finding advantages to switching jobs periodically rather than remaining with the same company over a lifetime. From bigger paychecks to higher positions, the benefits of mobility cannot be understated. However, the way you move from one job to another speaks volumes about your professionalism
The Female Architects—Surviving the Journey to the Top
Female Architects by the Number Winner of the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award 2014, Julia King talks about her work in both the UK and India While women have forged a path in many male-dominated industries today, challenges still face female architects. As women are slowly moving into relevant positions and even leadership
The 3 Best Cities for Architecture Careers
Successful architecture careers don’t happen by accident. Just like well-designed buildings, they’re the result of careful planning. While there are countless metrics you can consider when going about this planning, one of the most important is the city within which you’ll work. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the three best cities in