What are some tips you can give me if I plan to master in Architecture?
I am a Junior in High School and plan to attend Texas Tech University or the University of Texas at Arlington. I've always known I wanted to be an architect, yet I feel the need of guidance. I understand that my career is quite a challenge; therefore I would love to hear any advice you are willing to share with me. Any guidance is appreciated. #architect #general-career-advice-for-young-people
Congratulations on being interested in becoming an architect. It takes a special person to enter this field and meet the demands which this career area presents. The first step is to get to know yourself to see if you share the personality traits which make architects successful. The next step is doing networking to meet and talk to and possibly shadow architects to see if this is something that you really want to do, as a career area could look much different on the inside than it looks from the outside.
Ken recommends the following next steps:
When you start working, you will work with senior designers and mentor under them. You will start to lead small projects after 5 years or so.
In the meantime, pay attention to buildings and the details that make some of them stand out. What materials did they use? What colors did they use? How was the space used? Did the space work well for its intended use? Why? How was light used? Look at photos of buildings around the world and the differences.