A few years back, about 4 months before I graduated from college, I made a list of what my goals were within 3 years, 5 years, 10 years and so on. Just because I have finished college, it is not automatic that my learning experience has ended. It only means that I am embarking on a new adventure without expecting 100% ROI in six months.
Formative Years in Architecture
The first three years into the practice became a humbling experience as a person, as a professional. Finding your dream niche means finally having a profitable and fulfilling focus for your practice, where you are making a great living doing what you love.
Teaming up with a partner that knows how you think and how you work may be one of the "turning-point" moment in a life of an architect. Design and administrative work loads may be distributed equally. A very difficult situation an architect is faced with during the initial organization of an office is handling the business and accounting aspects of the architectural firm. It would have been best if the basics in business methods and accounting principles was offered during college. Despite the feeling that Architecture is an art and a science, it is also a business and must show a profit if the an architect expects to continue a practice.