School & Career Help For Future Architects
By Jackie Craven, About.com Guide
- Explore Architecture Careers
- Choose an Architecture School
- Find Architecture Facts Online
- Write About Architecture
Explore Architecture Careers
Do you love buildings and design? Have a knack for math and a flair for drawing? These interests may lead you to a career in architecture and so much more. Explore the many different paths you can take when you study architecture and related fields.
- What is an architect?
- What is a building desiger?
- What is a landscape architect?
- What can I do with a major in architecture?
- After college how do I start a career in architecture?
- How much do architects earn?
- What do the letters after an architect's name mean?
- Book: Becoming an Architect
- Quiz: Should I become an architect?
Choose an Architecture School
Hundreds of colleges and universities offer classes in architecture and related fields. Some schools and organizations also offer online courses, video lectures, and podcasts. Which type of learning program is right for you? How do you find the best school for architecture? Read these articles for advice and links to directories of architecture schools and architecture classes.
- Where should I study architecture?
- What are the best architecture schools?
- What classes should I take in high school?
- What courses will I take in college?
- Can I study architecture on the Web?
- Where can I find online classes?
- How can I become a home designer?
Find Architecture Facts Online
Homework assignments and research projects will become easier with these online resources. Packed with photos and diagrams, they're easy enough for beginning students, but also include links and suggested resources for more advanced study.
- Architecture Research Guide
- Architecture Timeline
- Architect Biographies
- Picture Dictionaries for Architecture
- World's Tallest Buildings
- Frank Lloyd Wright Directory
- Architecture Acronyms
- Find Architecture on the Web
Write About Architecture
Wanted: Architecture students and pros to tackle issues and ideas related to architecture and building design. Listed here are just a few hot topics waiting for your response. Submit your ideas and read what others have to say.
- What is architecture?
- What qualities make a great architect?
- Who is your favorite woman architect?
- What are the world's most wonderful buildings?
- What's your favorite skyscraper?
- Who is your architecture hero?
- What makes a building beautiful?
- Is beauty mathematical?
- Is your school beautiful?
- Does architecture make you happy?
- How can we build better schools?
- What makes a great neighborhood?
- More architecture topics
Connect With Students & Pros
Where do architecture students go when they're not in class? They hang out in our Architecture Forum where they can post questions and get help from fellow students and pros. Here's a sampling of the helpful conversations you can join.
- Education For Architects
- Transferring From a 2-Year Program
- Possibilities For Foreign Students
- Becoming an Architect Later in Life
- Architecture License For Experience
- Building a Portfolio
- Ideas For a Final Project
- What Do Firms Look For in Candidates?
- Pen VS Computer
- Post Your Questions
Show Your Designs
Whether you're a student or a pro, you are invited to showcase your designs on the architecture pages at About.com. See work submitted by our readers and submit your own drawings, renderings, floor plans, and photos.
Get Architecture Books & Supplies
If you're planning to study for a career in architecture, you'll want to build up your library of important titles related to building and design. These lists include reference books often required in college classrooms, favorite books for architecture enthusiasts, helpful tools for students, and also some just-for-fun gift ideas for architecture students and grads.