How to become an Architect

An architect is an important profession that is involved in ensuring the stability of infrastructure that is set up. The individuals work to ensure that the safety, functionality, cost, and appeal of projects is right as per the regulations and requirements of the project owner. Apart from the above mentioned, a professional architect should have other skills such as communication, supervision, and management. These ensure that they can engage with other workforce in the project to make it a success. The added skills also enable the speedy handling of any difficulty or error that may result in the course of the project.

If the work described sounds appealing to you, here is how to become an architect;

Study related courses in High School

Becoming an engineer is not something that starts from the blues. It is something you have to prepare for right from high school. The subjects you choose in high school should be a strong college preparatory program. You need to choose tough subjects like history, English, and other humanities subjects. You also need to go for mathematics especially trigonometry, pre-calculus, algebra, and geometry. You should also concentrate on physics and art like sculpting and art history. These subjects will help you get started on tips that help you get the career of your dreams on the tracks. Humanities will sharpen your communication skills and give you the ability to put your ideas into words. Maths will allow you get logical problem-solving techniques.
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Enroll for a Bachelor’s Degree

The state architecture board will determine what you will need to study to be a great architect. You will be required to complete the five-year bachelor or architecture program that is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board. The courses will include technology and building systems, structural elements, project management and environmental planning. There are several architectural competitions that you can participate in to help hone your skills and allow you to get more exposure to the industry before the completion of your degree program.  Participating in such competitions will help increase your experience listing on your resume.

Undergo an Internship for experience

It is required that all architects complete an internship program. These internship programs usually take about three years and allow aspiring designers to get hands on experiences. These skills are divided into core hours and elective hours. The four main areas covered in the internship are project management, practice management, pre-design, and design. An example of a great company for an internship is designprinciple.com.mt

Enroll for a Masters

A master’s degree increases your chances of getting a higher paying and better job. It also exposes you to a lot more things that will make you competitive in the industry.  Architecture is a tough industry that requires years of learning and practice. Even then, penetrating the industry is not a piece of cake, you have to keep practicing and further your education to make yourself competitive in this tough industry. A master’s degree allows you to be more competitive in the industry allowing you to get past some of the people you might have found in the industry.

Apply for a license and become certified

Architects must have a certificate from the state in which they practice. Once you have your bachelor’s degree certificate and the internship, you can get a licensure that will allow you to operate as an architect in your state. You may be required to sit for an interview and submit your transcripts and documents as proof of experience and education. Depending on the state, additional tests may be offered to increase your chances of getting the certificate. Your license must be renewed every few years.

County Lake Protection

For more than 25 years, Take A Stake in the lake has been committed to protecting our lake in Dane County. Not only the lake but the surrounding beauty and natural habitat

We organize events to collect money. Some of the events we had in the past are listed below

Stream keeper workday (corporate social responsibility day) This event was possible thanks to http://www.brittinghamboats.com/. They have donated some small boats for the day.

Shoreline cleanup (this is done monthly) Do not forget to wear outdoor clothing, can get very cold and wet. Safety shoes is an important piece of clothing and thick sock.

Garlic Mustard pull – (sponsored by Madison Area Weed Warriors)

Burning the Cherokee area (wear protective clothing, must be fireproof) The fire brigade has been kind enough to donate some safety hats and gloves.

Lighting and Architecture event – Every year, a professional architect joins us for the day to give some interior design insights. Price for the event is just $35 for the full day including a buffet lunch.

 

Capitol water trails and Dane County. These trails are simply awesome. You can also get your camping gear and sleep overnight. We have bbq’s and light a nice camp fire. Don’t forget to bring lots of water and mosquito repellant.

All Volunteers are welcome to join us. Thanks.