1. Describe yourself in three words as Architect?

Pick three adjectives but then back up each with a real life story that demonstrates those characteristics.

2. What is neo-colonial?

Residences built after 1955 with allusions of the colonial revival architectural style.

3. What is cupola?

A small structure projecting above a roof that provides ventilation and can serve as a “look-out.”

4. What is balustrade?

A railing composition composed of upper and lower rails, balusters and pedestals. Materials used can range from stone to brick, wood and sheet metal.

5. How much time do you need to join the organization as Architect?

You should be able to join it right away, barring plans you've already made (family travel, vacation, other obligations). The key is to simply be open in communication of what's already committed on your schedule. Most companies are accommodating. If they are not, weight the importance of joining that company vs. your plans.

6. What is belt course?

Also know as a stringcourse. A projecting horizontal molding separating parts of a wall surface in a façade.

7. What is cornice?

The projecting moldings that form the top band of an entablature or wall.

8. Explain me half-timbered building?

A building constructed with timber frame filled with plaster or brick.

9. What is quoin?

A large rectangular block of stone or brick (sometimes wood) used to accentuate an outside corner of a building; typically in a toothed form with alternate quoins projecting and receding from the corner.

10. What is X bracing?

A pair of diagonal braces or struts from corner to corner forming an “X.”

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11. What is your ideal working environment as Architect?

Describe your ideal working environment. Do you like flexibility with work hours? Do you like working in a cubicle or independently? Do you like to be micro managed or empowered? Do you like to work on your own or in a team? Do you like being driven by metrics in your role? How much responsibility do you want?

12. What is brackets?

Applied ornamental elements often used at a cornice or to flank windows and doors.

13. What is dormer?

A small structure that projects from a sloping roof, with a window in the façade face.

14. Do you know what is motif?

A theme or predominant feature of a design.

15. What is sash?

The part of a window frame that holds the glazing, usually moveable or fixed.

16. What is vitrolite?

Panels formed of clear glass with color glass laminated to one side and used as a wall veneer.

17. How do you stay up to date with industry as Architect?

Discuss how you stay up to date by reading industry specific sites, magazines, and Google / yahoo news. Also make sure you stay up to date by reading the current news on the company's website.

18. What is cresting?

A repetitive metal ornament installed at a roof ridge or parapet.

19. What is ionic?

TheIonic order from the Greek classical styles distinctive by the volutes (spiral scroll-like ornaments) used in the capital's design.

20. What is rough-hewn?

Lumber left exposed in construction that looks hand-cut and is heavily textured.

21. What is window hood?

A projecting shelf-like decorative element over a window.

22. What is canopy?

A projecting roof structure that shelters an entrance.

23. What is eaves?

The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.

24. What is oriel?

A bay window cantilevered out from a façade that starts above the ground level.

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25. What is sidelights?

Narrow windows flanking an entry door.