ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION – DEGREES PATH TO AN ACCREDITED DEGREE Do you want to become an architect?  If so, you may already know that you will want to pursue a NAAB accredited professional degree to meet the education component of becoming an architect. Before selecting an architecture program, you need to understand the different paths to…

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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Recently, we posted information from ACSA on the student profile of architecture – i.e., demographics, gender and ethnicity on ARCHCareersGuide.com and social media.  As a result, I received a comment from David Freeman, AIA, Program Chair, Architecture and Construction Technology at Dutchess Community College.  Because of his…

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ONLINE ARCHITECTURE COURSES Recently, an aspiring architect contacted me with the following question. “I was wondering if there’s any online courses that can help me reach that goal (become an architect) or gaining credits that I could transfer to another school.” My reply was somewhat limited because I have never took an online architecture course…

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ANNUAL REPORT ON ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION   If you are in architecture, be it an architecture student, emerging professional, or an architect, you owe it to yourself to review the NAAB Annual Statistical Report.  In fact, we would argue that you should access and review any and all data on the architecture profession.  Over the next…

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PREPARATION TO BECOMING AN ARCHITECT As you desire to become an architect, there are many activities or programs that can prepare you for your path / journey.  All of these will further your interest / knowledge in the profession.   ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAM First, participate in an architecture summer program.  For Summer 2020, most if…

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VIRTUAL DESIGN STUDIO As you may know, many of the Architecture Summer Programs are transitioning to an online format; as a result, you will most likely participate in a virtual design studio.  To learn more, we asked Assistant Professor Danielle S. Willkens, PhD of Georgia Tech to provide more insight. Virtual Design Studio Experience If…

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Online Design Experiences To stay active, below is a list of websites that provide you with online design experiences.  These online design experience cater to all ages K-12. So, if you have an interest in becoming an architect, consider enjoying these websites. As well, continue to keep track of the updates on the summer architecture…

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DECISION COMING MAY 1 Last year in April, I authored a blog entry entitled DECISION RESOURCES.  Within it, there were a number of resources that would be helpful in making YOUR final decision on where to attend college.  But now we are in a different time and what do you do? Given that the May…

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Below is a special guest entry written by Ms. Charlotte W. who applied to Master of Architecture programs for Fall 2020. Learn from her experience over the last year. — Thanks, Charlotte Tips for Applying to a Master of Architecture If you intend to apply to a Master of Architecture program, here are a few…

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ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS – SUMMER 2020 Below is the annual listing of summer architecture programs throughout the country (some are abroad) for Summer 2020 researched by ARCHCareersGuide.com.  Also, there are a few programs that are either throughout the year or during the spring. NOTE (April 2, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some programs have…

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