Interview Prep

Excerpt from “Public Architects: Driving Innovation in the Industry’s Best Practices” at the AIA National Convention



The Basics

  • Interviews are about fit and chemistry

  • Develop the presentation as a team

  • Concentrate on providing value to your client’s organization

  • Focus on who has the biggest vote on the selection committee

  • Discuss your value from their perspective

  • Craft meaningful roles for all presenters

  • Adopt a question-based process

  • Get feedback throughout the process, including post-interview


Steps for Successful Interviews

  • Research client background

  • Research selection committee

  • Determine decision-making process

  • Identify client priorities Frame your value against their priorities

  • Provide clear + meaningful roles for all presenters





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