Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sales Analyst to Architecture

Dr. Architecture,

After perusing the website, I saw a plethora of information regarding a career in architecture following the traditional route (ie, receiving a bachelors in ARCH and proceeding from there). How would one transition careers if they did not study ARCH as an undergraduate? 

I am currently a sales analyst who majored in finance and supply chain as an undergraduate and am looking a for a career change. I would appreciate guidance to some sources you are aware of that may aid me in such a transition.

If you have an undergraduate degree in any discipline you can apply to the Master of Architecture (3-4 years).  About 50-60 architecture programs in the U.S. have the Master of Architecture for those with a degree in another discipline.

For a list of accredited programs, visit --

Be aware that you will need to submit a portfolio as part of your admission application.  If you have no creative work, you may wish to take a drawing / art course to develop your skills.


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