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The Importance of Workplace Culture

Kate Brennan

August 08, 2020

91% of surveyed millennial architects listed "workplace culture" in their top three most important components of a job. We spoke to a few architects about how these survey results have remained relevant months later, and we share what the Black Spectacles team has done to keep ourselves moving forward (literally). 

ARE Live Recap: Diversity in Architecture

Kate Brennan

July 30, 2020

On ARE Live in February, we heard from a diverse panel of architects who told us their stories and obstacles in their path to licensure. With the recent release of a joint survey by NCARB and NOMA, we see how their testimonials are reflected in the survey results. Listen again and read our synopsis, accompanied by action items on how you can help remove these obstacles. 

5 Architecture & Engineering Firms Currently Hiring

Kate Brennan

July 14, 2020

On the job hunt right now? We've assembled 5 of the best firms who are currently hiring - both nationally and internationally - with designer, architect and engineering roles all yours for the taking.

HGA: How One Firm is Keeping Their Resources Available

Kate Brennan

June 02, 2020

In the transition to work from home, firm librarians are tasked with maintaining access to educational resources - including test prep materials, professional development literature and research requests - for their team of architects, designers and engineers. We spoke with the firm HGA on how they have kept their resources available for the entirety of their staff, regardless of furlough status. 

Black Spectacles Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Chicago by Great Place to Work®

Kate Brennan

May 22, 2020

Great Place to Work has honored Black Spectacles as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Chicago, ranking 30th on a list of small and medium sized businesses based in the Chicago area. 

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