Corgan supports the continued development of its people. The better you are, the better we are. That’s why the resources we provide are carefully targeted to help you with every aspect of your career; communication, leadership, creativity, and technique. You have access to our reading library, extensive sample library, and a broad, in-house continuing education curriculum that ranges from contract negotiation to the art of hand sketching. Beyond the classroom, Corgan hosts a variety of study sessions, seminars, workshops, crits, lectures and peer group reviews. Together, these resources promote an entrepreneurial spirit that pushes the boundaries of science and art, technology and design.
Prepare for your exam by building office study & support groups to easily share study tips and habits with fellow colleagues. Our recently registered architects will also brainstorm success strategies and create action plans with target dates for accomplishment. Corgan will also assist you with IDP requirements and identify a mentor who is right for you. Corgan will pay 100% of exam fees for the first exam and provide time off to take exam.
Following one year of employment, Corgan will pay 50% of state registration fees.
Following six months of employment, Corgan will pay 50% of LEED Green Associate exam fees. At this time, Corgan will also pay 50% of either LEED AP Building Design + Construction or Interior Design + Construction exam fees. We also provide you with the time off to take the exams.
Following two years of employment, Corgan will pay 50% of annual dues for National, State and Local AIA, ASID, IBD, CSI, and IIDA.
Corgan provides continuing in-house educational opportunities for professional staff to enhance our efficiency, knowledge, procedures and risk management related to our core practice areas of Design, Project Delivery, Sustainability, Communications and Management. The program is designed to promote the ongoing development and growth of our craft within our culture of mentoring and knowledge sharing. We encourage our staff to grow and improve the skills that help them perform the best work for our clients, and succeed in their careers.
Corgan hosts presentations by vendors for different construction and interiors materials and systems. The various companies presenting are vetted to ensure that only those with educational benefit are included. Continuing education hours, required for professional memberships, may also be gained through these seminars. In some cases, Corgan will pay a percentage of fees for continuing education and/or seminars. Staff are encouraged to bring along a lunch and attend the session to stay up-to-date on the latest materials and processes.
Purchase an iPad and Corgan will reimburse a portion of the cost so you can leverage technology to elevate our practice and find ways to be more creative and productive in day-to-day activities. Corgan also provides remote access to the information we create and manage so all employees can provide increased value to our clients, better communication with co-workers and improved out-of-office access to documentation for presenting our work here, there and everywhere.
Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
Sketchmasters reacquaints participants with basic mark making skills and hand-eye coordination to strengthen our effectiveness as design communicators.
Every Friday afternoon at 4:30, a design presentation is made to all staff. This typically involves a project currently in design, which gives the architect and designers an opportunity to present their work in a larger forum and receive design critique from staff members not involved directly in the project. Other design presentations are made by outside guests or by key figures in the firm, focusing on design philosophy and methodology.
CorganCREATE is an initiative way to foster creativity and enable thought leaders to build value for our firm and to address ongoing changes in our profession as they relate to the built environment. We have all had thoughts of developing something beyond the opportunity available on a project, thought of a better way, wondered if thing A would work when applied to thing B, or just wanted to explore. We are curious and creative by nature and this is your opportunity to tell us what you would like to explore.
The Design Applications Committee mission is to focus on firm wide BIM initiatives, Revit team training, resources, and development of best practice workflows.
Want to solve the complex design challenges of tomorrow? So do we. That’s why we invest in resources that advance our craft, elevate our practice, and shape our future. Our toolkit includes state-of-the-art modeling, visualization and construction technologies meant to advance our design through imagination and experimentation.
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