The Illusion of Rejection

Has your work ever been rejected?

Rejection can be hard to bear. It nibbles away at your confidence and sows the seeds of self-doubt. But the reality is that rejection is an illusion, here’s why.

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Young Architect Reading List

As we quickly approach the time of year where we look to take on new students for their year out in practice, we asked the team what books they would recommend for the new students about to join us. 

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Diary of a young architect

It's a big step from the world of education to the world of work. Jennifer, one of our architects-in-waiting joined us straight from university last October.

She's keeping a diary of her transition from student to architect, and has shared some excerpts with us. 

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RIBA Awards

Although it tends to be dominated by flashy, multi-million pound projects, this year a couple of smaller scale, sensitive projects caught our eye. 

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Making a Mark

At a recent catch-up meeting, we asked everyone 'if you had the opportunity to influence the design of a future project, what would you do? What one thing would you bring to the project?'

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Raise Supper Club

Recently, Chloe happened to mention that she loved cooking for people and that she’d like to do more. This was obviously an opportunity that couldn’t be missed, and so, the Raise Supper Club was born.

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Crossing the threshold

In his latest article for the Sherborne Times, Andy explores the idea of the threshold, and what it means to someone just starting out in their architectural career.

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Change of focus

This is how it all began. I listened, whilst sipping a cocktail, as my friend outlined an ambitious and exciting plan for developing a business and it seemed that there may be a place in the middle of this for me!

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When does a thing become a thing?

When it is given a name? When it is branded? When it is marketed? When it has a website? When it forms a community? When it is seen to be socially useful? Yes, all of these things, and much more...

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The view from my window

How do we work out what's holding us back? And how do we overcome it? Andy's thoughts on overcoming obstacles and working out what we really want.

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Raise Review 2017

In November, we assembled the Bristol Collective to discuss where we've been, and where were headed. Here's what we got up to.

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New Team Members

In the past few months four new team members have joined us: Liam, Jennifer, Chloe & David. Here are some clues as to how they are going to influence us.

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Invisible Repairs

I only had one problem to solve. There was nobody to tell me what to do or how to do it. I had the opportunity to learn how to do one thing well. And how often does that happen?

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An Architects Honeymoon

Back in July, Robert and I  were married in Tipperary, Ireland.

Rob is Irish and, rather predictably, he’s an architect too. So where do two architects choose to go for their honeymoon?

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Your place or mine?

It turns out we're all 'topophiliacs'. But what does that mean, and why is it important?

Andy's take on what makes places special.

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