What is a Professional?

What is a professional? Each country usually has a professional registration board or license for professionals. Like doctors and lawyers, architects are professionals that go through lengthy and rigorous education, training, experience and interviews to qualify and register.     Professional requirements and quality can vary from country...

Sustainability & LEED

This articles is about sustainability and green buildings and LEED, which is a rating system used to rate green buildings.   Russell gives an overview of sustainability and LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) rating system including:   1. What is sustainability? 2. Why get a building sustainability rated or...

Ponte City – The Urban Slum

The Broke Architect

Russell M. Henderson (Architect Russell) and Jason Boyle This is the eighth recorded episode of The Broke Architect Podcast brought to you by the Global Architect Alliance (GAA)  In this episode RIBA Nuclear Architect, Jason Boyle talk to Russell M. Henderson  also known as Architect Russell,...

Very Large Architect Practice

Architect Work Experience in UK

Getting the right  architect work experience to become a registered architect can be difficult and there are a lot of challenges on the way. In this article you will learn from Russell's experience as he talks about working as an architect in the UK, leading...

Dar Es Salaam (Heaven of Peace), Tanzania

Working in Tanzania as an Architect

  This article will give you an idea of what its like working in Tanzania. I am an architect but this could be for anyone interesting working in Africa. Starting from how I got a job in Tanzania. Arriving in Tanzania. First impressions working here. What's it...

Architect’s Life in Bangkok, Thailand

Moving away from home can have its challenges and is a life changing experience.  It's a tough decision and you can miss your friends and family. Especially and architect's life in Bangkok, Thailand.   Podcast: Video: In this episode, Russell talks about 1. How to get a job in Thailand 2....

Rammed earth mud house

Mud House Visit – What I learned

Today I went to visit a Mud House on the outskirts of Dar Es Salaam. But why are people fascinated with building made of mud? Well, probably because they are actually a lot better and stronger than what people actually believe. A mud house with...

Architect Russell in Dar Es Salaam

Architect in Tanzania: The Story of How I came to Tanzania

Ever since I started studying, I've always knew I wanted to work abroad and work as an architect abroad. However, being a registered or licensed architect, tied to a particular country makes this unsettling to say the least. So how did I end up in Tanzania?...