All posts tagged: architect

Working for a dream or working for money

Have you ever asked yourself why am I going to work? Are you going to work because you love your job or are you going to work because you want the money at the end of the month? In my life I have experienced both so far. I need to say that 90% in my last job I have not worked for the projects or the dreams who are staying behind creating houses. I was just doing it because it was my job to do it. My colleges have been really nice and the money was ok. I was feeling ok with what I am doing but I was looking that my over hours getting paid or that I get them free. In total, I can say I was happy and I was mostly happy when the right amount of money was in my bank account. In Iceland this is a different story. I am working here because I love my work. I love to show the people the landscape and I love the horse …

The truth over the job: architect

Since I have studied architecture and have some years of work experience I find it more and more annoying how wrong the picture in society from architects is. For this I want to end with some of these typical standard questions. I also hope that this is helping some students who want to start with the study. The most common questions or ideas are: You are earning a ton of money! This is the biggest lie I have ever heard. Take this situation: you are working in a normal architecture office drawing construction plans and making maybe some โ€œdesignโ€ (you are not a construction manager) than holly shit no. Architects are the worst paid job in the whole engineer group. You want to have a ton of money? Do something else. You will be happy to pay your rent maybe 2 holidays per year and maybe safe 100 euros per month for the pension. Thatโ€™s it. These architects who earning a shit load of money working ridicicolous days, they have their own office and a …