The market is very tough and doesn’t seem to recover fast enough. There is some work in London area but with severe competition.
Have you considered working abroad until market recovers? If yes, then you may look for opportunities in Middle East or Far East. There are many British companies that operate in these areas and you may contact them and show interest. However, all vacancies at this point of time whether UK or abroad require some office based work experience. For Middle East employers do seek experience on large scale projects, whether housing or commercial.
As an alternative, if you are confident that you can find clients on your own with your personal contacts; you can also consider working as a self-employed or as sole trader.
Small clients can be:
1. An house owner who is interested in doing restoration or house extension or built an entire new house
2. Shop owner interested in doing interiors or space planning etc.
3. Site measured survey
Such small work is reasonably easy to find.
If case you manage to find clients and feel that you lack experience or if you think you can build a team of people like yourself who are capable of finding small/big clients. Please contact me and we can work things out.
Hey thanks! Thank you very much. I still need to work on updating the website, especialy the flickr, write about each and every project in portuguese and english, but if my education and experience are correct, the images can pretty much talk by themselves :)
I love the Biennial project, it's one of my favorites for school.
Thank you again.
It's fine, I always have people talking in spanish with me when I say I from Brazil, I'm already used to it, if I can understand, I'm ok with that.
wow 8 years? That's definitely a lot, if you really enjoy doing it, that's your way to go after you qualify. I don't know if I could do that, being my own boss or someone else's boss is not something I know how to do..
Please, let me know if you see anything wrong on my website, the didn't send the english version to anyone correct for me yet, so please do if you notice anything wrong. and if you can tell me what you like most in there, It's something kinda new, I started a while ago, never finish... I even have new pictures of two of those building built already and didn't post.
Thanks Paul, but it's just that I can't see myself working on a regular firm, I wouldn't survive. I don't know what else I could do...
I guess it was right, but it was spanish, not portuguese "boa sorte para o futuro", it's very close, but not the same.
My school is called "Universidade de Sao Paulo", in SP, Brazil. I enjoy it, but I still don't know what I'm going to do after finish it - again, in a month. I wanna work helping people in need, like in Haiti. I was in Uganda last year and I wanna go back so badly. In my school we learn things that make us able to work with Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscaping and even Graphic Designing, or designing objects, which I really enjoy along with designing buildings.. So it makes easier to get a job, but hard to choose.
Actually, last year I was called "Three Plus" student which was my first year of graduate school. It was a summer program plus two semesters to get those of us with undergraduate degrees in areas other than architecture caught up. This August I'll be considered a Grad 1 which is a full fledged grad student and then Grad 2 is my last year. Some of my renderings are from AutoCAD Architecture, but I'm a lover of SketchUp for general design production.