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Becoming an Architect will inspire futurearchitects, career consultants, and human resources professionalsalike, providing all the information you’ll need to makeintelligent decisions about careers in architecture.”—From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014AIA National President

Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, butit's important to do your research before you take the plunge. Thethird edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to thebest-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the pathto a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons ofhelpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectoryof an architect's early career, from higher education throughinternship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews andprofiles from architecture students, emerging, and establishedprofessionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help getyou acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects fromvarying backgrounds and specialties.

With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides acomplete overview of the profession, including educationalrequirements, design specialties, registration requirements, andthe paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high schoolstudent, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a humanresource professional, Becoming an Architect offersmuch-needed advice and information to anyone interested in careerdevelopment for architects.

  • Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program(IDP)
  • Provides advice on obtaining professional experience whilestudying to be an architect
  • Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, suchas government agencies, education, and research
  • Includes helpful appendixes with resources for furtherinformation, such as career-related associations, websites, andrecommended reading

Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, andplan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of otherswho have already started this process.

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