Jason Boyle didn’t know right away that he wanted to be an architect. In fact, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. He registered with the engineering, construction, and graphic design departments and decided at the last minute that he was going to pursue construction in college.
Jason’s lightbulb moment came when he saw a presentation by a lecturer who wanted to convince construction students to go into architecture. That was when he decided to switch gears. He already had a lot of drawings, and those were what got him into the architecture program.
In today’s episode, Jason discusses what it takes to get an architecture degree in the UK, including the time in-between the undergrad and the masters, when students go out into the field to get real-world experience.
Jason also talks about building up an audience on LinkedIn, what kinds of things he talks about on social media, and what he thinks of the new Clubhouse app that many architects are using. Listen in to hear what Jason has to say about social media and networking, mentorship, and balancing activities.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode:
- What inspired Jason to pursue a career in architecture
- What architecture school was like for Jason
- How an architecture degree works in the UK
- How the internship process worked for Jason
- The FA Front
- What happened for Jason after architecture school was over
- Working as an architect without being in the office
- The topics Jason has been tackling on LinkedIn and YouTube
- The Clubhouse app
- What mentorship has looked like for Jason
- Highlights that have happened on the Clubhouse app
- How Jason balances all his different activities
- Jason’s advice for aspiring architects
- What Jason knows now that he didn’t know then
- The book that changed everything for Jason
- Jason’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
- Jason’s best timesaving trick
- How listeners can find Jason
Top Three Takeaways from This Episode:
- Find a balance in your life.
- Look for opportunities to mentor.
- Understand that productivity is essential to architecture.
Jason’s Advice for Aspiring Architects:
“I’m not saying it’s just a job, it is a career, but you don’t need to kill yourself to do this career. Absolutely not. I think it’s essential for you to balance your life right from an early age. If you can get that balance right because architecture is – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
“I think I’ve learned that productivity within architecture is definitely something that’s really essential.” – What Jason knows now that he didn’t know then.
“This might sound like a strange one, really. It’s the Frank Lloyd Wright biography.” –The book that changed everything for Jason
“I think it’s my collection of books, to be honest.” –Jason on his favorite resource, product, or gadget
“Oh, it’s the time management one, with the one, two, three, four boxes.” –Jason on his best time-saving trick
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