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Want to be an architect?

We help you launch your path to becoming an architect.

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Summer Programs

Review the full listing of Architecture Summer Programs available to YOU.

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Careers in Architecture & Beyond

Careers in Architecture and Beyond is a new resource that highlight careers in and beyond architecture

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Do you want to be an architect?

ARCHCareers helps you launch your journey in becoming an architect.  More than just a career resource, 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 using the Firms resource -- for the summer or after graduation

  • pursue careers beyond architecture

CHECK out the ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAMS listing for Summer 2024.

NEW Resource: Careers in Architecture and Beyond is a new resource that highlight careers in and beyond traditional practice; to access, select the button below the image.

Careers in Archetecture and Beyond - Book Cover


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 Architecture Programs, Careers in Architecture, and valuable Resources.


Accredited Degrees, Selecting a Program, and Student Experience

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


Gaining Experience

Find out about the Architect eXperience Program (AXP).


Examination and Licensure

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

Architecture Programs

Listing of NAAB Architecture Programs

Almost 150 NAAB Architecture Programs are available to you; review the list to determine which is best for 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 for Becoming an Architect

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

We Guide you on the Path to Become an Architect

Selecting an Architecture Program

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

Educational Guidance

Benefit from over 25 years of experience.  We can help you navigate through the myriad of educational choices and architectural degrees.

Career Coaching

Engage in a connection with you to discuss your career path in architecture; ARCHCareersGuide assist you find your ideal path in architecture.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design


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

ISBN: 978-1-118-61213-2 Wiley

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


"Lee is very passionate about helping students in their path towards becoming an architect.  I would recommend him to any student, parent, or teacher seeking to gain more knowledge about the process to become an architect."


Kait Rossi
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"


Charlotte Wyman
Aspiring Architect

"Lee and his teachings have been instrumental in advancing my career path.  His workshop changed my entire perspective on the job search and taught me to focus my efforts and attention to areas where my skills were best suited.  He guided me towards the career I have today.  I am eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him."


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Director, Architecture Program, University of Maryland

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