Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:47:57 -0700

Very few architects are sole operators. In most firms, there's a chief or managing architect (who could be the owner of the firm), and a bevy of senior and mid level staff architects, junior architects-in-training, plan drafters, detail drafters, landscape architects or designers (who do the paving and fencing as well as lay out the plantings). Some of the lower level architects specialize in the design of framing, some in plumbing or electrical, and in the case of large developments, road layouts and storm and sewer drainage. And the designers usually spend at least some time on site with the actual construction. It's a different world from designing software or widget assemblies.

Today, most architectural firms add phrasing such as "& Associates" to their banners, but years ago, the name of one person often branded the work of a veritable army of unnamed staff. One name in the signature block of the plans does not mean that one person designed the entire project.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 3/24/2016 12:26 PM, John G wrote:

âOf course an architect wrote about how to build a building - the
technicians were the only ones that knew what they were talking about, so
they were the only ones who could explain it.

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RE: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Erika Yanovich
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: John G

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