A job interview can be a great place to learn about your company’s unique architectural and design approach, but it can also be a challenging place to land a position.
We’ve compiled a list of the top questions that candidates have to ask before they interview for their first architecture job.1.
Where do you live?2.
What kind of work do you do?3.
What type of studio do you work in?4.
Do you have an office or office space?5.
Do clients expect to hire you?6.
Do your previous employers have offices?7.
Do they want to hire from you?8.
Do people from your previous company seem to like you?9.
Do other companies ask you to work on projects?10.
Are you able to work from home?11.
Do companies require you to commute to and from work?12.
Do I need to get a copy of my work?13.
Are there any job requirements that are out of my control?14.
Are they specific to my work experience?15.
Do the people you work with expect to work with me?16.
Do my company’s employees need to meet certain standards?17.
What kinds of projects are you working on?18.
What’s your preferred style?19.
What does the style look like?20.
Do any of your projects require your participation?21.
What types of projects do you like?22.
Do all of your work processes involve people?23.
Do most of your team members have similar interests?24.
What projects are most likely to produce positive outcomes?25.
Do we have a specific job-related expectation that you can’t meet?26.
What is your role model?27.
How do you feel about the current architecture scene?28.
Do architectural firms hire from a pool of applicants?29.
What are some of the areas that are lacking in architecture?30.
Do architecture firms offer paid internships?31.
What do you think about design studios?32.
Do architects tend to have different career paths than other workers?33.
What has your opinion of the current architectural landscape changed since you joined the industry?34.
Do there have to be architectural jobs that you have never done before?35.
What makes a good architecture firm?36.
What will you do if you do leave?37.
Do buildings require different skills to make them functional?38.
What would you like to learn when you retire?39.
Do design and engineering jobs have a certain amount of flexibility?40.
Are architecture and design jobs related?41.
How much do architectural firms charge for internships and other work?42.
How many architects do you know?43.
Are architects hired from a list?44.
Do professional designers work from homes?45.
Do designers often work in different places at the same time?46.
What happens if I get hired as a junior architect?47.
Is it important for architects to learn more about the profession?48.
Are architectural firms a good fit for a graduate or associate degree program?49.
Do young architects tend not to do well in career fields?50.
Are students who work in architecture not as skilled as students who study other fields?51.
What advice would you give to prospective architects?52.
Are people who want to work in architectural firms biased against them?53.
Is the field of architecture related to architecture?54.
Do some architects have a desire to work outside of their area of expertise?55.
Do professionals who have architecture degrees come from wealthy backgrounds?56.
How important is it to have a professional and a family background?57.
What should I do if I want to be an architect?58.
How are architects compensated?59.
Do students who have a master’s degree from an architecture school benefit from the extra experience and development they receive?60.
Do schools have a preference for students who are architects?61.
What about people who are not architects?62.
Do firms have policies about the hiring of foreign architects?63.
Do universities have a requirement to teach students the basics of architecture?64.
Are companies hiring from a “list” of applicants for architecture jobs?65.
How is the market for architects different from the market in other areas of architecture, like engineering?66.
Do local schools have an advantage in terms of architectural schools?67.
Are the best practices in architecture different than those in other fields like engineering or marketing?68.
Do private companies have a strong preference for graduates from architecture schools?69.
Do non-architects have a special preference in architecture schools or is it more of a preference of companies?70.
Do organizations hire people based on their academic or professional background?71.
What skills are needed to be successful in architecture work?72.
Do employers look at a candidate’s experience and performance in a job interview?73.
How does a candidate determine whether