Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.
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Excellent visualisation skills
Depth of knowledge
Thorough and attention to details
Analytical bent of mind
Strong technical drawing skills
Ability to communicate with a large group of people
Interesting and creative field
You will pick up skills along the way and will be involved in the actual design
Not monotonous - new tasks and challenges every day
Providing housing to people
Protecting public health, safety and welfare
If you become a licensed architect, you become more valuable and are presented with more opportunities
You understand the process of site and project analysis, construction techniques, acquiring building permits and controlling budgets
Interaction with like-minded people
Greater understanding and appreciation for buildings and other structures around you
Process of becoming an architect is long
Challenging and demanding field
Increase in salary with increase in experience
Subject to ups and down in the economy
GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
Interior and Spatial Design
Good with technical drawing
Like to understand how buildings are constructed
Enjoy sketching buildings
Like to work with materials
Hands on approach to work
Interesting Facts about the career
Architecture Was Once an Olympic Sport: During the first four decades of the modern Olympic Games, 151 medals were awarded for music, painting, sculpture, literature, and architecture. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the modern games and founded the International Olympic Committee, considered art an essential part of the competition. The one caveat: every submission had to be sports-related.
Not all iconic Lloyd Wright designs can be attributed to Frank. Lincoln Logs were the brainchild of John Lloyd Wright, son of the legendary architect. An architect in his own right, John was inspired by the interlocking beams of the foundation below Lloyd Wright Senior's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
A French Postman Spent 33 Years Building the "Ideal Palace" With Stones He Collected During His Daily Round: French postman Ferdinand Cheval spent 33 years picking up stones while delivering mail—not just any stones, mind you, a special type of hardened sandstone molded by time and water into wondrous shapes. With these stones he built the fantastical Le Palais Idéal, in Hauterives. The building is considered a prime example of naïve art, and in 1969 was designated a cultural landmark.
The Sims, which debuted in 2000, is one of the most popular video games around. But before it became a life simulator, the original concept had the game working more like SimCity: players would design a house, and autonomous characters would test the design's success.