Sunday, January 9, 2011

A healthcare design architect from India, working with Asia's No1, healthcare provider-Apollo Hospitals, is how I would introduce myself. I am looking at relocating myself to NewYork city and want to know whether I can find myself an employer?

Whether you are able to secure an employer will be based on factors you can control and many your cannot. As you may be aware, the market for architects is tight right now making your search much more difficult.

Regardless, you are wishing to stay in healthcare? If so, the AIA has a Knowledge Community aimed at Healthcare Architecture that may be of interest.

Academy of Architecture for Health
The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) improves the quality of healthcare through design by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating healthcare architects and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of healthcare architecture; improving the design of health care environments; affiliating and advocating with others that share our vision and promoting research.

As for other resources, contact the AIA NYC -- -- Your best source of securing leads is networking. Of course, it is more difficult to do so from long distance. Will you be visiting NYC anytime soon. Under AIA New York, there is a firm directory allowing your to search for appropriate firms. This is NOT all firms in NYC, but it is a great start.

Another sources for positions is the National AIA -- -- It is a national database so you must search; when I search under New York, 12 positions returned.

Best in your search!

Dr. Architecture

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