Architects make Architecture They design buildings, sites and interiors
They sketch, draw with a pencil and a computer, build models, do calculations for structural design, do cost estimates, write specifications, write letters, inspect buildings, and administer the construction of buildings, sites and interiors
What is Architecture? Will I know it when I see it?
2-year undergraduate Associate of Applied Science degree in architecture With this degree you could get a job in an architectural firm, or transfer to 4-year school to complete a B.A. or B.S. in architectural studies
4-year undergraduate degree Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in “Architectural Studies” Many states allow graduates of these programs to become licensed to practice architecture This degree is called a “pre-professional degree”
5-year undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree This degree is called a "professional degree."
4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies plus 2-year graduate Master of Architecture degree This degree is called a "professional degree"
4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in any subject plus 3 1/2-year graduate Master of Architecture degree This degree is called a "professional degree"
Drawing Architectural Design Model Building Architectural History Computer Aided Design and Drafting Structural Engineering Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Electrical Engineering Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering Acoustics Contracts Cost Estimating Construction
Is it difficult to get into an architectural school?
2-year architectural programs in Illinois: (cost about $2,700 per year) College of DuPage (Glen Ellen) Triton College (River Grove) Harper College (Palatine) Oakton College (DesPlaines) Illinois Central College (Peoria)
4-year architectural schools in Illinois: (cost about $10,000 to $29,000 per year) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (tuition & fees: $12,320/yr) University of Illinois at Chicago (tuition & fees: $11,188/yr) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (tuition & fees: $10,309/yr) Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (tuition & fees: $29,362/yr) Judson College in Elgin (tuition & fees: $23,500/yr)
Other 4-year architectural schools: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee University of Notre Dame Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana Iowa State University University of Iowa Washington University in St. Louis
How much money will I make? Entry-level jobs for holders of a Bachelor or Master degree pay from $24,000 to $40,000 per year Six to ten years out of college, you may earn $45,000 per year You can earn more by owning your own firm or become a partner in a large firm. Partner's average income range is $70,000 to100,000 per year
Other Benefits? Satisfaction that you have contributed to the betterment of our world Enjoyment of the work itself Ability to exercise your creativity and see your ideas actually built in permanent form Every day (nearly every hour) is unique and different Work in a career that is well-respected by the public