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1. Innovative Thinking

 

Candidates who can think outside the box and are not afraid to experiment with something new will be highly sought after. As an industry that is rapidly changing, being able to think creatively and come up with innovative solutions to problems will be highly valued. Candidates who have experience of working on research projects and have a good understanding of the latest trends and technology are likely to be in high demand.



2. Emerging Technologies

 

A strong knowledge of the latest technologies is becoming increasingly important. With the rise of 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality, architects need to be well-versed in the technical aspects of the industry. From being able to use BIM software to being able to produce photorealistic renders, staying up to date with the latest tools and technologies will be essential for success. With the rise of BIM and its integration into the design process as well as the efficiency benefits technology offers, we have already experienced a spiralling demand for candidates with good working experience in Revit and BIM level 2+.



3. Sustainability

 

UK architecture practices will likely increasingly look for candidates who have a commitment to sustainability and innovation in line with the global push for green buildings. This means having a good understanding of green building principles and the benefits of incorporating renewable energy sources into buildings and structures. Candidates who stay on top of the latest advancements in this area and understand how to maximise a building’s eco-friendliness whilst still creating aesthetically pleasing design solutions will be highly valued.



4. Social Responsibility

 

As the UK continues to move towards a more socially responsible future, it’s likely that firms will also be on the lookout for architects who understand the importance of creating designs that reflect the cultures, values, and needs of the local community. Candidates should be able to demonstrate how their designs take into consideration the needs and preferences of the local population.  



5. Big Picture Thinking

 

Architecture practices will likely be looking for candidates who can think strategically and have a good understanding of the big picture. With the industry facing major disruptions from digital technologies and global issues, candidates with the ability to think ahead, anticipate changes and have experience of working with digital platforms, will be in high demand. With the demand for smart buildings growing, architecture firms will be looking for individuals who can think beyond aesthetics and design, and into the realms of technology, engineering, ecology, and sustainability. Candidates who are able to see the bigger picture and come up with creative solutions that integrate all of these elements will be highly sought-after in 2023.



6. Soft Skills

 

Other soft traits architecture practices will look for include a strong passion for the profession, good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively. As the industry continues to evolve, the ability to work effectively within integrated teams and across multiple disciplines will be a must.



Summary

 

Overall, the UK architecture industry is undergoing a period of transformation, with companies embracing new technologies, practices, and approaches to recruitment. Companies are working towards creating a more diverse and sustainable workforce and are increasingly looking for employees who are experienced in BIM, green architecture, and the latest technologies. They are also placing more importance on soft skills such as creativity and communication. These changes show that UK architecture is becoming more innovative and forward-thinking, and that the industry is ready to embrace the future.


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Team FAT

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Shaping the Future of Architecture - What Practices will be Looking For in 2023

As we look to the future of architecture in 2023 and beyond, here are a few traits that UK architecture firms will likely be looking for in potential candidates to stay ahead of the curve.

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In the wake of emerging technologies, changing industry standards and an ever-evolving global landscape, UK architecture practices are constantly on the lookout for new talent that can bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to their projects.

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE - WHAT PRACTICES WILL BE LOOKING FOR IN 2023
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