how we chose a new colleague, 5 years later
When a few months ago the circumstances again required us to find a new addition to our small architectural team, in the spirit of our good practices from 5 years ago, we again organized a mini-architectural competition.
The idea was again to give applicants the opportunity to present themselves in the best "architectural" light, to show us how they think, how they approach the task, how they approach the profession they have chosen, to show us the architects who are fresh in general. In them, on a sheet of A3, by hand…
And so we find ours.
Here are the results, I hope long-awaited and interesting, at least for us they were like that.
The total number of applications (with a presented portfolio) - almost 100.
Total invited for interview after initial selection - 28 (12 men, 16 women), of which:
- 4 gave up
- 7 did not show up
- 17 interviews conducted
On the given property to design a holiday house, providing comfort for the summer vacation of a family with 2 children (twins). The property measures 16.5 x 30 m. the maximum allowable density is 20%, but the investor imagines rather 60 sq.m. built-up area, although it is open for proposals.
Here are the presented proposals, in the order in which we saw them (the picture will open bigger when you click on it)
We have not yet made a decision, but we have decided not to let you wait any longer and to open the stage for your opinions.
Whatever happens from now on, we wish everyone a lot of creative success and peace of mind! You were all great, each in his own way. Thank you very much for the desire and enthusiasm you showed!
For us in such endeavors there are no losers, all win, some - friendship, others - knowledge, others - work.
We are waiting for your comments - anyway we are still commenting on each other, maybe you can help us…
After long debates and a lot of reflection, here are the results of our little competition:
(Apart from the solution of the task, when choosing we took into account everything else that the candidates showed us - portfolio and CV, experience and skills, as well as our personal impressions of the interviews; however, the initial selection was based on the architectural solution of the house, and the ranking of the first two completely coincides with the ranking of our mini-competition. (house 100 does not "play")
Many thanks to all who took their time and energy and became involved (as participants, commentators or judges) in our small architectural offensive!
We wish you all health, enthusiasm and at least a little luck!
It was a pleasure and an honor for us!