BEYOND ARCHITECTURE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Last August, we highlighted two resources on the topic of what we refer to as “Beyond
Architecture.” Today, we provide additional resources to launch your career beyond architecture.
Beyond Architecture: Two Publications – dated August 8, 2021
what kind of architect are you?
Authored by Udo Greinacher
Architects After Architecture: Alternative Pathways for Practice
Edited By Harriet Harris, Rory Hyde, Roberta Marcaccio
It is worth repeating that an architectural education is excellent preparation for many career paths beyond architecture. In fact, the career possibilities with an architectural education are truly limitless.
As a profession, architecture offers a myriad of possibilities for rewarding careers – Irene Dumas-Tyson
But, aside from these two books, what additional resources exist.
First, ARCHCareersGuide.com has a dedicated resource page to Beyond Architecture. Constantly expanding, the Beyond Architecture resource page has links to a number or articles on the topic and lists of professional associations in a few related career fields including
- Architectural History
- Design (Graphic, Industrial, Furniture, Lighting)
- Historic Preservation
- Interior Design
- Planning / Landscape Architecture
- Technical / Engineering
- Community Service
One article to review regardless of your future career path is that of Natasha Case who co-founded Coolhaus, a company that serves ‘architecturally inspired’ gourmet ice cream sandwiches from food trucks and in stores nationwide.
Natasha Case – Co-Founder: Coolhaus
Additional resources include:
Beyond Architecture: 6 Young Chinese Architects Working in Alternative Careers
ArchDaily December 6, 2021
Architects beyond Architecture
YouTube July 26, 2021
22 Alternative Careers for Architects
Indeed April 1, 2021
Changing Career from Architecture
YouTube January 4, 2021
7 Alternative Career Paths for Architects
Archipreneur May 28, 2018
Nine More Alternative Careers for Architects
Architect Magazine April 26, 2017
10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture
Archinect March 24, 2017
Career Opportunities Architecture After School
Jackie Craven March 5, 2017
Pursuing Alternative Paths in the Name of Design
Architect Magazine February 7, 2017
Amazing Things Architects Make when They Are Not Architecting
WIRED January 27, 2017
21 Careers You Can Pursue with a Degree in Architecture
ARCHDaily November 7, 2016
Eight Alternative Careers for Architects
Architect Magazine June 1, 2016
Career paths beyond traditional practice tap into the creative-thinking and problem-solving skills developed from an architectural education. The interest in these paths is growing; emerging professionals indicate that nearly one-fifth do not plan on pursuing a traditional career in architecture although they still plan to obtain their license.
Archinect, “Working out of the Box”
I am certain that architectural graduates who are in command of the powerful problem defining and problem-solving skills of the designer, will be full capable of designing their own imaginative careers by creating new definitions of meaningful work for architects that are embedded in the social landscape of human activity and life’s events – Leslie Kanes Weisman
Together, these resources describe careers beyond architecture. Whether you are an architecture student or a practicing architect considering a transition from architecture may be a worthwhile one.