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Career Stages: Careers In Architecture

Careers 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:

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.

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.


NCARB Web site Student to Architect: The Path to Licensure
Guide to an architecture-focused career path



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