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Is it true that architects get bored with the pressure of the work ?

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So couple months ago, I had an internship in a big company , as I was going around talking workers, architects. One guy came to me and told me you wanna be an architects , I said yes, maybe I will come back here and work with you. he said you gonna come with a lot of energy at the beginning but you will get bored with time and pressure. Since then, I'm thinking about his words. #architects #architecture #architecture-and-planning

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Laura’s Answer

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Boring is not a word usually attached to being an Architect - so I’m wondering if this person really is a licensed Architect or, really, what kind of big company this was? Often people, even Architects don’t design buildings but have other jobs associated with owning or operating buildings... and not every the building that Architects design are exciting and unique. If this firm did a building type that was repetitive (think McDonald’s or wal-mart or hotels) it could be less creative and less fulfilling than doing award winning, famous designs Also , everyone at an architectural firm has a different job to do- some especially at first, are not so thrilling , not so creative . Much like on a sports team, not everyone gets to be the MVP but that doesn’t mean it is boring. And finally, there are deadlines and pressure to make the client happy- but I don’t see how that would make the job boring - but it could, along with the lower pay make someone unenthusiastic about doing architecture for a living.


So, think about how architecture was done there and how you handle stress and boredom as maybe another firm would be better for you - good luck


Laura recommends the following next steps:

  • Do another internship or interview architects at a small architecture firm
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Deborah’s Answer

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When you work on architecture it's really hard to get bored. The dynamic of the job and tasks associated with it makes the average week very busy. I would say that the pressure don't make things boring, but the opposite.
Also a professional should always motivate young students to pursue what they love, instead of turn them away.
I've been working on architecture for over 15 years and I still love it! Some days are very challenging, others are very cretive... at the end...when you see things happening you just live the most rewarding feeling of accomplishment.
Best of luck on your future career!
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