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ARCHITECT: Work Experience Is The Key To Success

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This architect talks about how he got there. He's working in a large school district now as a senior project manager with a focus in architecture. He goes into detail about the type of experience and skills that you will need to succeed in this field.

Degree: Architecture - Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection - Business Administration, Management and Operations
Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Employer: San Francisco Unified School District

Job Summary: Architects

Job Description

People need places to live, work, play, learn, worship, meet, govern, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places, whether they are private or public; indoors or outdoors; or rooms, buildings, or complexes.

On-the-Job Training

internship/residency

Additional Info

All state architectural registration boards require architecture graduates to complete a training period (usually 3 years) before they may sit for the licensing exam. Most new graduates complete their training period by working as interns at architectural firms. Some states allow a portion of the training to occur in the offices of related professionals, such as engineers and general contractors.

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Organizational skills

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m='12970'>Unified</span> <span m='13470'>School</span> <span m='13750'>District.</span> <span m='14660'>Our</span> <span m='14870'>job</span> <span m='15240'>is</span> <span m='15460'>to</span> <span m='15570'>manage</span> <span m='16040'>the</span> <span m='16190'>construction</span> <span m='17375'>and</span> <span m='18860'>the</span> <span m='19230'>business</span> <span m='19610'>side</span> <span m='19940'>or</span> <span m='20000'>aspects</span> <span m='20790'>of</span> <span m='21460'>our</span> <span m='22050'>school</span> <span m='22260'>renovations--</span> <span m='23460'>includes</span> <span m='25240'>meetings,</span> <span m='25900'>includes</span> <span m='26330'>contract</span> <span m='26770'>work, and</span> <span m='27040'>includes</span> <span m='27960'>planning</span> <span m='28610'>for the</span> <span m='28800'>future.</span> </p><p><span m='29920'>Now,</span> <span m='30210'>what</span> <span m='30430'>is</span> <span m='30720'>my</span> <span m='31650'>career</span> <span m='32170'>educational</span> <span m='32790'>path?</span> <span m='33730'>Well,</span> <span m='34170'>I</span> <span m='34860'>went</span> <span m='35180'>through</span> <span m='35360'>colleges</span> <span m='36080'>all</span> <span m='36310'>the</span> <span m='36380'>way</span> <span m='36540'>up</span> <span m='36730'>to</span> <span m='37090'>a</span> <span m='37200'>master's</span> <span m='37730'>degree.</span> <span m='38720'>And</span> <span m='40820'>that</span> <span m='41030'>entails</span> <span m='41830'>finding</span> <span m='42370'>the</span> <span m='42510'>correct</span> <span m='42870'>colleges</span> <span m='43400'>to</span> <span m='43480'>go</span> <span m='43630'>to.</span> <span m='44080'>There are</span> <span m='44460'>several</span> <span m='44810'>colleges</span> <span m='45300'>that</span> <span m='45440'>specialize</span> <span m='46230'>in</span> <span m='46300'>my</span> <span m='46470'>architectural</span> <span m='47020'>field.</span> <span m='47930'>And</span> <span m='48790'>you</span> <span m='49150'>should</span> <span m='49530'>always</span> <span m='50000'>target</span> <span m='50930'>the</span> <span m='51420'>colleges</span> <span m='51950'>that</span> <span m='52090'>has</span> <span m='52390'>the</span> <span m='52470'>best</span> <span m='52960'>program</span> <span m='53480'>for</span> <span m='53630'>your</span> <span m='53760'>major.</span> <span m='54640'>And</span> <span m='55000'>that's</span> <span m='55260'>exactly</span> <span m='56160'>what</span> <span m='56460'>I</span> <span m='56520'>tried</span> <span m='56800'>to</span> <span m='56870'>do.</span> <span m='58030'>I</span> <span m='58230'>always</span> <span m='58790'>knew</span> <span m='59060'>I</span> <span m='59120'>wanted</span> <span m='59370'>to</span> <span m='59430'>be</span> <span m='59600'>an</span> <span m='59680'>architect</span> <span m='60120'>since</span> <span m='60380'>I was</span> <span m='60640'>five.</span> <span m='61593'>And</span> <span m='62400'>my</span> <span m='62700'>career</span> <span m='63000'>choice</span> <span m='63490'>was</span> <span m='63870'>to</span> <span m='64530'>try</span> <span m='64849'>to</span> <span m='64950'>find</span> <span m='65319'>area</span> <span m='65560'>activity</span> <span m='65925'>that</span> <span m='66290'>I can</span> <span m='66560'>do</span> <span m='67150'>related</span> <span m='67690'>to</span> <span m='67840'>that</span> <span m='68265'>and</span> <span m='68690'>select the</span> <span m='69170'>schools</span> <span m='69570'>that I</span> <span m='69850'>went</span> <span m='70070'>to</span> <span m='70470'>related</span> <span m='71030'>to</span> <span m='71130'>the</span> <span m='71220'>best</span> <span m='71490'>architectural</span> <span m='72040'>program.</span> </p><p><span m='72980'>Now,</span> <span m='73150'>my</span> <span m='73360'>advice</span> <span m='73890'>to</span> <span m='74190'>people</span> <span m='74620'>who</span> <span m='74780'>want</span> <span m='75070'>to</span> <span m='75150'>be</span> <span m='76060'>in</span> <span m='76270'>architectural</span> <span m='76780'>field or</span> <span m='77180'>engineering</span> <span m='77690'>field</span> <span m='78060'>is</span> <span m='78430'>that</span> <span m='79120'>work</span> <span m='79480'>experience</span> <span m='80300'>is</span> <span m='80510'>the</span> <span m='80600'>key</span> <span m='82230'>to</span> <span m='82540'>be a</span> <span m='82900'>successful</span> <span m='83450'>architect.</span> <span m='84560'>If</span> <span m='84740'>you</span> <span m='84910'>have</span> <span m='85170'>the</span> <span m='85250'>chance</span> <span m='85700'>to,</span> <span m='86120'>or</span> <span m='86440'>are</span> <span m='86760'>willing</span> <span m='87110'>to</span> <span m='87920'>spend</span> <span m='88310'>time,</span> <span m='89570'>find</span> <span m='90080'>those</span> 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m='107180'>way</span> <span m='108090'>to</span> <span m='108320'>succeed</span> <span m='109320'>is</span> <span m='111110'>to</span> <span m='111200'>find</span> <span m='111580'>work</span> <span m='112600'>related</span> <span m='113020'>to</span> <span m='113150'>your</span> <span m='113320'>field.</span> <span m='113880'>So</span> <span m='115270'>thank</span> <span m='115450'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167902,"video_id":"2700428229001","name":"124302884","duration":116148,"thumbnail_url":null}});