Untold Truths About Being an Architect
by Global Architect
A newsletter for business-oriented architects to feed their curious minds.
Carefully and personally curated by Aitor Arteta.
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Welcome to the first episode of the Untold Truths About Being an Architect series, where you’ll learn things that they don't teach you in architecture schools.
Our readers told us that the Saturday mailing was too long and that, although they found it valuable, they lost interest in reading it in its entirety.
So we learned from our mistakes and proposed a new method that wants to make it easier for our subscribers to extract value from our emails.
That's why we launched this new series, focused on more inspirational content.
I hope you find it useful.
I'm going to start with the business that's blowing it up.
💎 Business of the week
Architecture is big business, and it’s on track to becoming even bigger in the coming years.
A lot of companies are emerging to make life easier for AEC professionals by improving job site safety, streamlining project communication, opening up job access, and more.
Keep an eye on the companies that will disrupt the industry.
This most valuable business of the week is:
PlanRadar is a SaaS and project management platform for real estate project documentation and collaboration.
With features like direct communication, digital plans, and easy ticketing, PlanRadar aims to make construction more efficient.
According to their website, the tool can increase project efficiency by 70%. Currently, the company has over 120,000 customers across 65 countries.
Let's see what business ideas you get out of them.
You already know that growing an architecture firm is not as easy as it's made out to be.
Here is one of the untold truths that surrounds our industry.
🤫 Untold Truth of the week
I remember those early days with Bamboo Arquitectura.
Staring at my computer, hoping someone would appreciate my “awesome portfolio”.
I wasn't looking for validation or likes. I just wanted to feel like my work meant something to other people. That it touched them somehow.
But when no one said anything, I started feeling really down.
I wondered if maybe I wasn't creative enough or if people just didn't care about what I was doing.
This silence, day after day, started making me feel really bad.
I got anxious and even a little depressed.
This is what they don't teach you in architecture school:
Related to this truth, there are some insightful posts that you might find interesting.
📝 Posts of the week
Top-notch architects are always learning.
These publications give you direct access to my experiences, where I share my views.
Much like having a mentor to guide you through today's complex challenges.
The best posts of the week are:
- I'm a young architect in my 30s.
- Building your architectural firm step by step
- Mondays are usually great for content creation.
- Architect, how do you figure out what makes you different?
- Maybe you're the kind of architect who moves forward in silence.
- Thinking in the long-term is way more important than the quick wins.
Use these posts to find new relationships, engage with other people and learn new things.
❤️ Healthy of the week
Your health is the most important thing you need to take care of.
Above anything else. Including your architectural career. It's not worth it.
Here is the highlight of the week:
All architects pursue external success.
To be recognized, winning competitions, being mentioned in magazines
We take a different path.
We believe that the Architect's Mental Health is much more important.
This is all for today. Short and simple.
I hope it has served to inspire you.
Or at least to have picked up a couple of business ideas.
In any case, I wish you a productive and exciting week,
🔐 Coming Soon on Newsletter+
This Saturday we will talk about the best of the week:
- 🦸♂️ Influencer: Bryon McCartney*
- 📘 Book: Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller*
- 🛠 Tool: Behance*
- ❌ Painful Mistake: Misaligned Content – Content is not king if it doesn’t serve your audience and your business goals.
- and much more
*You’ll be able to access the detailed reports in Notion.
This content is exclusive for our Newsletter+ subscribers.
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I hope to see you there.
If you missed any of the previous episodes, don't trip over the same stone twice.
Here they are:
- Amy Edwards, LinkedIn And Branding + Interior Design
- Cheli Wasserman, ChatGPT and Sprint
- Simon Berry, Business Model Canvas and Good to Great
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