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Career Stages: Careers In Architecture

ArchCareers.orgCareers in architecture are as varied and interesting as the people who hold them. Therefore, the AIA has established a unique web site for the topic:

Visit for more infomation on becoming an architect as well as other careers that draw on the skills mastered by studying architecture. But begin your career exploration by considering these ideas:

Discover Architecture.

It is diverse and multifaceted, and has many opportunities for specialization—become familiar with the options.

Be Interested.

In the design of the built environment and public space.

Ask Questions.

Contact your local AIA chapter; talk with architects; observe buildings and construction sites; visit schools and speak with architecture students.

Prepare for Professional Education.

Develop a broad interest in the arts and humanities and a solid background in the physical sciences, and math.

Learn Communication Skills.

Writing, speaking, freehand drawing.


Books and magazines on architecture and design.




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