Want to be an Architect?

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Want to be an Architect?

Want to be an Architect?

By Rose J. Kelly

What they do: A person in the field of Architecture designs all types of buildings and structures indoors and out. They meet with clients, estimate the cost of the projects, create scale drawings and blueprints, and lastly they visit the sites where their structure is being made to make sure everything is going as planned.

Requirements for Architects in most states:First you must get a bachelor's degree through a 5 year architectural course at a college accredited by National Architectural accrediting board. Then, go through 3 years of internship training. Pass the Architect registration exam to get your Architectural licence. Also some states require you to continue your education after you are licenced just so you can keep up to date. Lastly some architects choose to become certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards this makes it easier for them to get licences in other states.

Cool things about this field!A person in this field is able to create something from their memory and be as creative and imaginative as possible. And then, if your work is good enough, you have the pleasure of having your own structure, that you designed, built. Also you have the power to build something that could potentially be iconic or important to a certain region or area. Lastly one very cool thing is that they can help make the world a better place by creating a building or structure that is “green” or eco friendly. To do this you design the structure to use energy and water in a more efficient way.

Fun Fact: The tallest building in the world is called the Burj Tower. It is around 160 stories and 2,650 feet tall!! Imagine if you had the oppurtunity to build somthing like that!!!

Salary: In this career the average salary, as of 2012, was about $73,000 per year.

Here is a link to a professional organization for this career


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