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What are courses to take in high school for architecture?


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Taylor’s Answer

Hey Jason,

My high school offered drafting as a course. In drafting we used a program called AutoCAD to design structures such as shapes and building. It was a great class that gave a good baseline in architectural design with a design software. This was a high school course so it wasn't the most advanced class in the world but was a great start. If your school offers this course take it, and if they don't try to find somewhere that may have a design program such as AutoCAD or find a free program so you can get a start on it yourself. Hope this helps!


Is there any chance that you know of any more programs or courses that can influence my interest in architecture? Thank you for taking your time to reply to me. Jason P.

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Brianna’s Answer

Hi Jason! Great question, as someone who studied architecture and works in the field, I actually never had an opportunity to take architecture courses in high school. I agree with Taylor though, if a drafting course is available to you where you can learn AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, or SketchUp I would highly recommend you take advantage of that. Autodesk also offers FREE educational licenses to students here: https://www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview?sorting=featured&page=1

The architecture standard these days in Revit, so I would recommend you download that software first and try to build the house or apartment you live in for practice. I hope this helps!

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