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Building a Better Career with an Architecture Degree

If unusual building designs, impossibly high skyscrapers, and innovative homes pique your interest then an architecture career may be in your future. Whether it's a garden, office building, or residential community that's to be built, architects are needed to envision aesthetically pleasing and interesting designs. From shading and coloring to measurements and intricate details, architectural designs involve both drawing talent and technical prowess. And the best way to get this knowledge is with an education from a respected architecture school.

 

From the Mind to Design
Focusing on such artistic values as light, shadow, balance, and composition, people in architecture careers must have the artistic talent, imagination, and know-how to make a conceptual design come to life. At architecture schools, students are trained in how to properly compose and convey their designs to engineers, owners, and government boards using the right tools and materials. They also spend time learning about the history of architecture and the various kinds of styles and designs a client might request.

 

Designing Dollars
After attaining an architecture degree, students will also need to pass the Architect Registration Examination and receive three years of practical architecture training before they can receive their architect's license. Once they are fully qualified, architects can expect to enter an industry that is highly competitive but which is expected to experience an employment growth of 18 percent through 2016, according to the United State Bureau of Labor and Statistics. An architecture career may be especially interesting to driven individuals as currently one out of five architects is self-employed.

If the prospect of designing the world of the future appeals to you, consider earning your architecture degree today and embarking on an artistic adventure in the process.
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