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5 Ways the Pandemic is Changing Home Design

Feb 23, 2022 9:16:06 AM

When the pandemic forced people to move most of their lives to their homes, it also caused them to rethink how those homes were designed.

The home suddenly became the setting for many functions that people used to do out in the world—work, school, exercise, and so on. People are expecting much more from the spaces they live in, and that’s changing the way they want those spaces built.

Will they be long-lasting changes? Only time will tell.

But moving forward, we expect home designers to place more emphasis on these five things.

Meet Catherine: My Review of the Building Design Technician Program

Nov 30, 2021 10:13:38 AM

When Catherine Iaxamana came to Canada from the Philippines, she worked a series of jobs in childcare, food service, and financial services.

But her real interest was design. She had already completed a course in industrial design back in the Philippines, but she knew she needed additional training to start a career here in Toronto.

With two young sons at home, flexibility was important. She did her research and discovered that Herzing’s Building Design Technician program was a perfect fit.

We interviewed Catherine recently to find out what she thought of the program and how it prepared her for career success.

Here’s what she had to say.

What Can You Do With a Diploma in Building Design?

Jun 3, 2021 10:10:14 AM

Like the idea of working with architects to bring new buildings to life? Want to get into the architecture field without investing years in university training?

A building design diploma could be just what you need.

This training teaches building design principles, the Ontario Building Code, and drafting software like AutoCAD and Revit. 

Most building design programs take well under 2 years, and some can be completed in just 12 months. It's the quickest way to start a career in architecture.

But what might that career look like? What kinds of opportunities are open to you once you graduate?

Read on to explore 6 different career paths you could take with a building design diploma.

How to Select a Good Drafting Course for Architecture

Mar 5, 2021 5:19:54 PM

If you want to become an architectural drafter or building design technician, your first step is to find a quality drafting course.

Architectural drafters work under the supervision of an architect or engineer. They create the blueprints and technical drawings builders use to actually construct a new building.

Drafters participate in the design process from start to finish. After a few years of experience, a drafter or design technician may consult directly with clients to develop concepts and draft designs from scratch.

Looking for a fast training option? It makes sense to consider a college drafting course versus a university degree in architecture. 

But not all drafting programs are made equal.

So what should you look for? What skills will you need to get hired?

In this post, we break down exactly what to notice when comparing drafting courses and narrowing down your options.

Here's what you need to know.

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