"Becoming an Architect will inspire futurearchitects, career consultants, and human resources professionalsalike, providing all the information you'll need to makeintelligent decisions about careers in architecture."--From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014AIA National President
Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, butit's important to do your research before you take the plunge. Thethird edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to thebest-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the pathto a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons ofhelpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectoryof an architect's early career, from higher education throughinternship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews andprofiles from architecture students, emerging, and establishedprofessionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help getyou acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects fromvarying backgrounds and specialties.
With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides acomplete overview of the profession, including educationalrequirements, design specialties, registration requirements, andthe paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high schoolstudent, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a humanresource professional, Becoming an Architect offersmuch-needed advice and information to anyone interested in careerdevelopment for architects.
* Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program(IDP)
* Provides advice on obtaining professional experience whilestudying to be an architect
* Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, suchas government agencies, education, and research
* Includes helpful appendixes with resources for furtherinformation, such as career-related associations, websites, andrecommended reading
Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, andplan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of otherswho have already started this process.