Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Becoming an Architecture from High School

i am a high school student in Missouri.  I have always enjoyed drawing buildings and making stuff with my hands.  The more I read about architects the more I would wanted to become one, but I do not know exactly what I need to do to become one or what I need to take in high school.  If you could help me that would be great.  Thanks and have a great day 

First, I will provide you with the basics of pursing architecture, but I will also provide you with resources on the process.

Basically, there are three tasks that you must complete to become an architect - 1) education (professional NAAB accredited degree -; 2) experience (completion of Intern Development Program (IDP); and examination (passing, the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)  In a nutshell, that is the process of becoming an architect.

Now for resources -- - a website dedicated to the process of becoming an architect; includes a list of summer programs that I would encourage you to pursue including the University of Illinois -

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design - 2nd Edition - - a book outlining the process of becoming an architect; includes interviews with over 50 students, interns, and architects.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - - a resource providing details on the occupation of architect including employment projections.

ARCHCareers Blog - - a blog dedicated to questions and answers that I receive.

This is a good start for you; as I do not want to overwhelm you, start with this material and write back when you have more questions.


1 comment:

WhatsOnTheARE? said...

Great response. We are glad to see another person interested in the profession.