As part of the updated website the Find an Architect search has been developed and refined. Your member profile is designed to be self-updated, so members can control the images and information available to the public, while keeping it populated with current projects. The search functionality allows searches via architects or project types. The most recently updated projects will appear in the image scroll bar at the top of the website – so all and any member can have their project featured on the search home page. The project search has been randomised giving all members an equal chance of appearing in the first few rows of results, regardless of when the project was uploaded. While the architect search will be ordered by most recently updated.
Your practice ‘About Us’:
Your practice blurb should be short and to the point, less than 200 words is ideal. Explain what makes your practice different from other Architects. Do you specialise in designing small inner city spaces? Do you focus on sustainable design? High end fit outs? These details will help distinguish you to potential clients and put you on the shortlist. Vague descriptions are easily forgotten.
Don’t forget to include where you are based and are willing to work.
The website allows you to upload 12 projects providing potential clients with a showcase of your work. Post the type of projects you want to do more of and the ones that highlight your personal design style. If you haven’t built a project yet- put up some renders or sketches. Great images can have just as much impact!
The website is designed to provide great eye candy – if you don’t upload a project you won’t be included in the search.
The image scroll works best with landscape images, however a combination of portrait and landscape image can have great impact. If you don’t have professional images we suggest putting your photographs through a basic image editor such as Photoshop of Pixlr. Remember your image files must be smaller than 2MB and JPEG, or PNG file types. Projects with at least 3 images have the most impact.
Much like the practice ‘About Us’, the project descriptions should be short and to the point. It’s important to think about who your audience is and avoid abbreviations and industry jargon. Instead of just describing the project, explain how you answered the clients brief and what the design gave the client in terms of lifestyle change. What was it that you brought to the project that no other architect could?
Make it easy to contact you! Include mobile numbers, address (even if just the suburb) and link to any other professional online presence you have such as Instagram, Linked In or Houzz. Social media isn’t for everyone- however as a business owner it’s a fantastic low cost way to promote your work to potential clients.
If you would like any help uploading your projects please contact the ArchiTeam office.