Want to be an Architect? Don’t know where to start?


On your way to becoming an Architect, but don’t know what to do next?


Working in Architecture, but have questions you are afraid to ask?


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Here’s the deal. I didn’t spend my whole life planning on becoming an architect. I didn’t know I wanted to be an architect until much later in life. When I did realize my goal, I felt it was too late. I didn’t graduate high school, I didn’t have any degrees and I never worked in architecture. But what I knew is that I was going to do whatever it took to become an architect. I learned the hard way that choosing the right school, getting the right job and taking the right tests is the only way to become a licensed architect. I have gone through all of this recently and if you want to do the same, follow along as we go through this journey together.

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  • Construction Administration 5 (+1) Phases of Architecture Design - What are the phases you go through to design a project? What a lot of people may not know until they are in the field of architecture is that it is typically done in phases. I have had a lot of lay people respond with, “Don’t you just draw the building and then have somebody […]
  • Scale-NTS Architecture Inside Joke – Scale NTS - SCALE: NTS NTS is meant to convey that what you are drawing is “Not to Scale”, meaning the sizes of the details are not measured and are meant to be just a graphic representation. But when you draw up a detail, you should have it drawn to a certain size and scale to be sure […]
  • Architecture Drawing 5 Reasons to be an Architect - The many reasons to be an Architect Why would anyone want to be an Architect? Here are five reasons to be an Architect that you might want to consider. 1. An Admired Profession According to Forbes magazine, Architect ranked 12th in their list of most admired professions. Not too shabby considering we are listed under […]


In order to be an Architect, you must be licensed in the state you plan on practicing. Each state has different requirements, so click on your state to find out more about their individual requirements.