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Like all the Guides at About, I'm a real person. Although I can't do your research for you, I would like to help guide you to Web sites where you can find the information you seek. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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- What style is my house? How old is my house? How should I remodel my house?
- Determining the style or historic period of a house can be tricky! For how-to tips, see How Old Is My House? For information about the features of your home, see the House Styles Dictionary. Still stumped? Post a photo in our Discussion Forum.
- I'm a high school student and I'm planning a career in architecture. Can you tell me what architects do? What will I need to study? How much money do architects make?
- These are important questions. For fast answers, see Become an Architect!. On this page you'll find links to interviews with architects plus helpful career facts.
- I'm doing difficult research. Where do I begin?
- If your research topic is highly specialized, you'll find it helpful to get feedback from many different people. Please post your question in the Discussion Forum. For research tips, see Find Architecture on the Web. And, if you are preparing for an architect's licensing exam, be sure to check out these Study Aids.
- Can you recommend an architect in my town?
- Sorry, no. I can't make recommendations. However, if you'd like a comprehensive listing of qualified architects in your area, check out these Architect Directories. For tips on choosing the right architect for your project, also see Find a Pro.
- Where can I buy columns, windows, doors, radiators, or other architectural parts?
- A database of building supply resources can help you find the materials you need. For unusual or historic building parts, you might want to consider shopping for architectural salvage. For further information about any type of architectural product, you are invited to post your question on the Discussion Forum.
- Can I write for your website? Can I submit photos or illustrations?
- Here are two ways to submit content to the architecture pages at About.com:
- My question still isn't answered. Can you help?
- Well, I'll try! Please post your question in the Discussion Forum. You can also write directly to me at my home site.