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How to become an architect in the United States

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Today in the Architecture Career Guide Day in the Life segment we feature a good friend of mine who works in the architecture field. Briana Ellis graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with me and has gone on to work at a custom residential architecture firm....

Becoming an Architect has been a journey for me and this is something I don’t always like to talk about because I don’t like comparing the paths people take. We are all different and have different things we deal with in life, so no two...

Architects are notorious for having expansive libraries of books and magazines full of inspirational and referential information. We tend to collect and hold onto every architecture book that we come across and treasure them like they were gold. I will admit, I have a large...

One of the perks of being an Architect is not only being able to sit down at your drafting table to do some architectural sketching (or computer, I don't know how you work) and coming up with an awesome design, but also being able to go...

[caption id="attachment_734" align="alignright" width="300"] Notes from Architectural History class[/caption] At some point in your architecture education you will be required to take an architectural history class, most likely many classes. It can be hard to remember so many different buildings, architects, periods, etc. Some people might...

What is a common Architecture Job Description? What's the difference between a CAD Tech and an Intern? Are you going to be an Architect or a Project Manager? There are so many different architecture titles out there it can get confusing, so I will try to...

[caption id="attachment_714" align="alignright" width="300"] Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright[/caption] Appreciating architecture is a very fulfilling trait to learn, whether you are new to the field of architecture, or maybe you are taking a trip to a foreign city, or you just want to appreciate your local...

[caption id="attachment_724" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: USACE HQ via Flickr[/caption] So you've done some research and you have found that you are still interested in architecture, but don't really want to be an Architect. That's ok, I won't hold it against you. Whatever your reason for not...

[caption id="attachment_702" align="alignright" width="241"] Photo Credit: Borman818 via Flickr[/caption] Architect Salary 2013 I know you have been dying to know this, so today I might be able to clarify it a bit for you. Maybe you heard that being an Architect is a professional career and you...