Being and architect may sound like one of the coolest professions ever (and it really is one!), but it is not just using your pen and drawing stuff. You need to plan very carefully and pay attention to all the details. Here are some tips we’ve picked for you: 4 ways architects can work smarter, not harder.
Make Time Your Friend
May sound like a cliché, but it is very important to focus on balancing your time and your workload. If the project you are working on is a tough one, do the big tasks first and leave the easy one for later, less stressful days. When you are done with the difficult tasks first, you will also feel less stress till the deadline.
You don’t need to make a masterplan and write down things like “08:45 drink coffee, 09:00 time to work”. All you need is to divide the project into manageable parts by first making an outline of the work. If you are working with a team, sharing this outline with the rest will be even better
Know Your Tools
At old days, all you need was a pen and a paper. You can still with these two, but why would you slow down the process while you can benefit from all the tools and technologies available? Also, some tools let you automate some parts of your work so that you can work less. Learn how to use the best tools out there.
Fun is the Key
We have listed a bunch of tips to work smarter and leave lots of free time. Use this time to do whatever you are passionate about, use it only for yourself and have fun at life and your job. Remember, a happy architect can always design better.
Outline: A general plan
Passionate: Strong feelings about something
Deadline: The last time or date to hand in a project
A bunch of: A number of
Tool: A device
According to the passage, why is it important to use your time wisely?
- Because time is our friend
- No particular reason, in fact
- Because your boss will pay you more
- Because your work will be less stressful
According to the passage, which of the following statements is not true?
- Architects have to drink coffee before work
- Architects have to work harder, there are no smart ways
- Architects always finish their work after the deadline
- Architects loving their job, design better
What does the writer think about “tools”?
- The writer believes they are very useful for work
- The writer thinks tools can be done away with
- The writer argues life is easier without tools
- The writer suggests tools are trick of capitalism
(4) Because your work will be less stressful
(4) Architects loving their job, design better
(1) The writer believes they are very useful for work