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Would you recommend to others to take this path?

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Bill’s Answer

Leah,

An Architectural Degree provides an incredible foundation to build a creative career. As a graduate, you could chose to practice Architecture, lead a Real Estate Development department (my position at various companies the past 30 years) or even urban planning and City planning department jobs.

I wish you all the best in your future pursuit.

Bill

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Emily’s Answer

Of course! There are so many different career paths to choose from within the field of architecture - it is such a unique field with so many opportunities to touch the built environment. Additionally, architecture school was such a great experience and a place where like-minded creatives could grow together!

Emily recommends the following next steps:

Research your passion for architecture (what buildings / architecture motivate you to learn more about the field)
Look for an NCARB accredited program / school (this is important in case you ever want to get licensed)
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Nicola M.’s Answer

Hi Leah! :)

I really wanted to be an Architect when I was younger but after a High School internship at a local Architecture firm, I realised that I didn't have the creativity skills needed for this career path. I discovered that I far preferred the organisation rather than the creation, so I studied Urban Planning for my undergraduate degree instead. I really enjoyed Urban Planning because you were designing the street scapes and evolution of towns and cities rather than individual buildings, this appealed to my logical mind much more.

But I was never able to build a career in Urban Planning because these jobs disappeared in the Global Financial Crisis as construction stopped (I then pivoted into sales). I've known many Architects over the years (I was married to one) and it's a tough career path now as technology has changed many aspects of the role. I would echo Destiny's advice and try and experience it as much as you can, do an internship, connect with some Architects and learn more about the realities of the job.
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Bill’s Answer

Leah,

An Architectural Degree provides an incredible foundation to build a creative career. As a graduate, you could chose to practice Architecture, lead a Real Estate Development department (my position at various companies the past 30 years) or even urban planning and City planning department jobs.

I wish you all the best in your future pursuit.

Bill

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Destiny’s Answer

Yes, of course !! First off, why not? If you have a genuine passion for anything, a thing like architecture, do not let the complexity and uniqueness of it drive you away from pursuit. If you are the slightest bit interested in this career path, I recommend you start looking into architectural driven meet up/social groups. You can also do some research of your own (e.g. videos, books, articles, documentaries, etc.) to get your mind more familiar and knowledgable on the subject.
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