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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Questions on pursuing Master of Architecture
Hello sir , I am from India. I have read your suggestions in
architecture career thought to contact you personally to learn more. I
have completed my bachelor of engineering (chemical engineering) in
India in 2012. Now I am 27. I want to pursue master of architecture
because I would like to learn and I want to make my career in this.
Can you please tell me what is the process to get an admission in the
school? Will I be a licensed architect after completing Master program? What is portfolio designing? I have no basics in architecture. Will that become a problem? _________
Thanks for contacting me and your question.
First, I must share that my expertise is in the process of becoming an architect in the U.S.
learn the process of admission, I will suggest you review the websites
of graduate programs in architecture and consider contacting them
directly for more details.
In its simplest terms, you will need to submit the following (may vary by program).
Statement of Purpose
Three letters of recommendation
GRE (if required)
TOEFL (for international applicants)
the U.S. the licensure of architects is maintained by the individuals
states/jurisdictions; for most states, an individual seeking licensure
must meet the requirements of 1) education, 2) experience (AXP), and 3)
examination (ARE). Thus, you are NOT a licensed architect upon
completion of your graduate program.
As for portfolio design, again, contact the graduate programs for insights. Plus, you may wish to review the following website.
With over twenty years of experience in the fields of architecture and career development, LEE W. WALDREP, Ph.D., has served in positions in three accredited programs -- the Illinois School of Architecture, the University of Maryland and Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, he served as Associate Executive Director of the National Archi¬tectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and National Vice-President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. Waldrep has written and presented on the topics of careers and architecture extensively around the country. In addition to his own books, he is a contributor to AIA’s Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition.