What did you learn today?

Remember when you were a child and your parents asked what you learned at school that day? That exercise is also helpful for us adults who usually rush through our days without thinking about how the day went.

Take some time at the end of each day to think about what you learned. What went well? You might want to use similar tactics in the future. Where could you have improved? Consider how you can be slightly better tomorrow.

If you don’t think about your days, you are simply having experiences…you aren’t really learning. In order to learn, you have to analyzed what happened and why.

Get just a little bit better each day.


United States / United Kingdom Reciprocity Finalized

US and UK architects can very soon apply to practice across the pond. The Mutual Recognition Agreement was signed last week and goes into effect on April 25, 2023.

US NCARB announcement / UK ARB announcement

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President Biden Fires Architect of the Capitol

We linked to stories when the corruption was first announced. Last week, President Biden officially fired Brett Blanton over numerous ethics violations. While Blanton was not a licensed architect, he was a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Ethics are incredibly important, especially when the Health, Safety, and Welfare of the general public are at stake. Always do the right thing.

Biden Removes the Top Capitol Facilities Official Amid Allegations of Wrongdoing

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January Material Prices Continue to Rise

Prices in December had fallen by about 2.7%. Unfortunately, January numbers show a rise of around 1.2%. Despite multiple interest rate hikes, the economy does not appear to be slowing. Wall Street expects more rate hikes in the coming months.

Material prices back on the rise

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Worker Rights Continues to Be a Topic of Interest Among Architects

Architectural Record’s DESIGN:ED podcast hosted Andrew Daley and Danielle Tellez from the Architectural Workers United. Learn more about the backstory of the recent push for unionization in architecture firms and where this movement may lead.

DESIGN:ED Podcast: Architectural Workers United

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Scholarships for Future Young Black Architects

If you know of a young black person interested in studying to be an architect, please make sure to pass this along to them.

Dissolving Diversity Disparities: 3 Architecture Scholarships for Black Designers in 2023