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BECOMING AN ARCHITECT!

Do you want to be an architect?

Your PATH starts here!

We are to help you launch your journey in becoming an architect.  More than just a career resource, ARCHCareersGuide.com provides resources such as outlining the path, links to valuable websites including architecture programs, career information, a suggested reading list and an opportunity to engage with us.

Connect with us and you can learn how to

  • select the best architecture program for you;
  • succeed in your architectural education;
  • secure a position in the discipline -- for the summer or after graduation

Check out Architecture Summer Programs - Summer 2020

Note: Due to COVID-19, some programs are cancelled or moving online; check the Architecture Summer Programs listing above for updates.

PATH

Do you want to become an architect?

To begin your PATH on becoming an architect, learn about the steps: 1) Education, 2) Experience, and 3) Examination.

In addition, you can learn more about the Summer Programs, Careers in Architecture, and valuable Resources.

Education

Accredited Degrees, Selecting a Program, and Student Experience

Learn about the degrees and accredited programs in the architecture field.

Experience

Gaining Experience

Find out about the Architect eXperience Program (AXP).

Examination

Examination and Licensure

Learn about the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) administered by the NCARB.

Architecture Summer Programs

Listing of Architecture Summer Programs

 

Over 150 architecture summer programs are available to you.

Careers in Architecture

Careers in Architecture and Beyond

Careers with a degree in architecture are almost limitless ... even if you select a path beyond architecture.

Resources

Resources for Becoming an Architect

Check out these resources -- associations, books and websites.

We Guide you on the Path to Become an Architect

Selecting a Program

Gain invaluable insights into the process of selecting and applying to architecture programs. Learn what the decision makers want to see.

Career Coaching

Engage in a connection with you to discuss your career path in architecture; ARCHCareersGuide assist you find your ideal path in architecture. Contact us for help!

Educational Guidance

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Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, 3rd Ed.

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Discover key resources and receive sage advice on becoming an architect. Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it is important to do your research before you take the plunge. The 3rd edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks / rewards on the path to a career as an architect.

You will find new insight, a plethora of helpful resources, and a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect’s early career, from higher education through to licensure. More than 30 new profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties.

“Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, providing all the information you will need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.”
~ From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President

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Adlai E. Stevenson High School

"Dr. Lee Waldrep set me on a path for success when I started applying to graduate school. What makes him such a valuable resource is not just his experience in the industry, but his dedication and commitment to helping you succeed.  I was fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him years ago, and continue to benefit from his wisdom to this day"

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