Matthew Frederick Quotes (Author of 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School)
Could you be an architect? Part 1
Becoming an Architect: What You Need to Know
Starting architecture school can be a daunting prospect and none more so than also leaving home for the first time, to live on a campus …in a brand new city …with a bunch of complete strangers …it can be get very temporarily stressful! But this is just simply another and more common way of saying architecture course or class. It is essentially its own self-contained unit …a small school. This is quite unusual when compared to other courses on campus, which are likely to have lectures in a variety of different buildings and locations. Studying architecture is not an easy course but it is rewarding , and if you are looking for something that is, then architecture is probably not for you. There are plenty of other courses that offer a more part time study based scenario. As without this, you will not get through the level of work and invested time required.
Learn About the Salary, Required Skills, & More
A few years ago I started a series of posts that were directed towards people who had an interest in either becoming an architect or now that they had finished school … what happens next? The intent when I started this series was to create a repository of answers to questions that people tended to email me — thinking I could just refer people to the post on the subject rather than having to recreate the answer over and over again. What this page will not contain because it seems to change with remarkable regularity is anything to do with the act or process of getting licensed, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB , Intern Development Program IDP , or what college you should consider attending. If you have any questions about college, what sort of classes to take, putting together a portfolio, etc. I would strongly recommend that you contact the school that you would like to attend and get specific and relevant information directly from the source.
Listen up students of architecture! We are talking to you today. Harvard University. Image Source: YAA. Do buildings speak to you? Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what the designer was trying to convey through its shape?
I hear it almost weekly. I recently completed a project that was designed by 3 people sitting around conference table for 2 hours. Designing is often a small moment in time, executing the design is really the bulk of the work. Historically it does not pay very well, the education is long and there is an incredible amount of legal responsibility involved with becoming an architect. Architecture, is in my biased opinion one of the greatest educations person could get and industry to work. Architecture school teaches you solve problems like no other education.