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Do you remember your first project? ‘My first project’ can mean a lot of things right? I remember my first project when I was an Intern, my first project after graduation, my first project with this firm and that firm, etc.

For the purposes of this article, I’d like to talk about my first project in this ‘new chapter’ of my career.

This is my latest installment for the monthly #ArchiTalks series.

Have you been following along with #ArchiTalks?

About #ArchiTalks

Here’s the format: every month, someone (usually Bob Borson of Life of an Architect) throws out a topic and a growing number of us in the architectural profession wax poetic (more or less) on the subject.

You can find a complete list of everyone participating in this month’s #ArchiTalks challenge at the end of this article.

Did you miss last month’s articles? My contribution was “What Does It Mean To Be A Citizen Architect?”

My First Project – Again

If you’re new around here you may not be familiar with the story; you may not understand what I mean when I talk about this ‘new chapter’ of my career. Let’s recap:

A little over a year ago, I was speaking at conventions, winning awards, directing the marketing and construction management for a small firm in Indianapolis then, my position was suddenly eliminated.

If you want to read more, I tell the complete story in “What To Do When You Lose Your Job In Architecture.”

So it’s time to start over. It’s time for another first project.

echoEngagement

Earlier this year I formed my own marketing agency. I’ve been in marketing and business development for architecture firms for a couple decades. I’ve been writing (here at Architect of the Internet) and speaking (at conferences and conventions) about marketing, specifically for Architects for a long time;  so why not share this knowledge and experience to help Architects around the country be more successful?

Enter echoEngagement … and the opportunity for another first project … of a different kind.

Charrette Venture Group

One of my first great opportunities, and my first project after forming echoEngagement was to team with Charrette Venture Group. If you’re not familiar with CVG, it’s the brainchild of Architect Matt Ostanik. After success as an Architect and Entrepreneur, Matt wanted to start a venture capital firm to provide the resources, expertise and aid common to the tech world but unheard of for design entrepreneurs.

So my latest ‘first project’ gives me the opportunity to work on marketing strategy, training, education, even execution with a growing number of Architects. I get to put my years of experience in forming and leading firms, to work accelerating the success of other Architects and hopefully, improving the health of our profession.

Does it get any better than that? How about you? Do you remember your first project? Let me know in the comment section below. I’d like to hear from you.

And by the way, that photo up above … this weekend a water utility worker came to the house to change our water meter. As I was moving stuff out of the way so that he could get to our old meter, I unearthed this study model from my thesis project from almost 23 years ago. I got a kick out of it and thought maybe you would too.

The Rest Of The #ArchiTalks Crew:

In the meantime, here’s a list of some others and their memories of the first projects:

If you’re interested in joining in the #ArchiTalks fun for future posts leave a comment in the Speak Your Mind area below and I’ll make sure you’re including on the email chain going forward.

My goal is to start an open dialogue and let Architect of the Internet be a forum where we can all learn to have success in the business of architecture through Social Media.

 

About Jeff Echols

Jeff Echols is the creative Storyteller for Award-Winning architecture firms and the Social Media Campaign Manager for industry professionals. He is a graduate of Ball State University with over 20 years’ experience in the marketing departments of firms ranging from three to three thousand employees.

Jeff spends countless hours studying, developing and implementing strategies for insuring marketing success for Architects and other business owners in the online arena. He documents the good, the bad and the ugly in Social Media at Architect of the Internet and speaks about Conquering Social Media in venues ranging from the Board Room to the Convention Stage.

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