Don’t Do it Alone with Virginia Bosworth

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Virginia Bosworth

Virginia Bosworth got started with art. In high school, she attended a regular high school part-time and an arts high school part-time. One of her teachers pushed her to try some different things, and it was through this exploration of art that she found architecture. 

Virginia also grew up in New Orleans, which is an area that she found architecturally inspiring. However, she didn’t stay in New Orleans, and eventually, through school and an internship, she made her way to Seattle. 

In today’s episode, Virginia talks about getting accommodations for tests and her process when it comes to digesting and processing intense information. She also discusses how her licensing procedure has been going, her experiences with the ARE boot camp, and her thoughts on the Young Architects winter series.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • What inspired Virginia to pursue a career in architecture
  • Where Virginia grew up
  • Where Virginia did undergrad and grad school
  • How studying for her architect’s license is going for Virginia
  • Virginia’s experiences with the ARE boot camp
  • Virginia’s process for diving into intense work
  • How Virginia got extra time to take her test
  • Accommodations for tests for architects
  • What Virginia thinks about getting through the architecture exams
  • Advice for people studying for their exams
  • Virginia’s thoughts on the Young Architects Winter Series
  • Virginia’s advice for aspiring architects
  • What Virginia knows now that she didn’t know then
  • The book that changed everything for Virginia
  • Virginia’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
  • Virginia’s best timesaving trick
  • How listeners can find Virginia

Top Three Takeaways from This Episode:

  1. Be patient with your own time frame for learning.
  2. Have a support system for studying and learning.
  3. Don’t compare your time studying to anyone else’s.

Virginia’s Advice for Aspiring Architects:

“That was also what I said before: don’t do it, don’t go at it alone. Let yourself have people that you’re accountable to and accountable for.”

Favorite Quotes:

“Some of the information I’m just so excited to learn, like all the different ways I could be sued, which is terrifying.” – What Virginia knows now that she didn’t know then.

“Also, I really enjoyed the book Getting Things Done.” –The book that changed everything for Virginia 

“On the simple side of it, my erasable pens and my highlighters –Virginia on her favorite resource, product, or gadget

“I guess the biggest time-saving trick would also be one that doesn’t actually save that much time, but I think it saves you more time than you realize, is taking and dividing the reading between you and a study buddy, and then kind of teaching it to each other.”  –Virginia on her best time-saving trick

Resources Mentioned on the Show:

Virginia Bosworth


Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect, and the creator of Young Architect, an online platform and community dedicated to helping the next generation of Architects become the most successful generation of Architects. 
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