Presentation on theme: "I Want to Be an Architect Will I like it?. OK Yes."— Presentation transcript:
I Want to Be an Architect Will I like it?
What do Architects Do?
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?
Architecture is the art and science of building
Architecture is a functional art form used by people: buildings, cities, plazas, parks, sites, rooms, furniture
How Can I be an Architect? Will I like it?
To become an architect, you will need to study architecture in college
After graduation work for three years as an intern architect, and then pass a national examination
Once you are “licensed” you can start your own firm and design buildings on your own
What kind of skills do I need to be an architect?
When in high school, you should study English, mathematics, history, social studies, physics, a foreign language, computers, and freehand drawing
The best skills to acquire and practice are to be able to listen, speak and write and to be able to organize your thoughts and activities
You should visit a local architecture firm
Visit a school of architecture
Read books and magazines on architecture to understand the architect's work and the spirit of the profession
Some schools of architecture offer summer programs for high-school students
College Education? 5 simple possibilities
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"
What will I learn in College?
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?
No There is a college for everyone
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
Will it be fun?
Yes! ( Especially the model building)
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
Show me some architecture
Court of Honor
Court of Honor facing west
Louis Barragan Architect, Mexico City
Bouyges Headquarters, France by Kevin Roche
Church of the Pilgrimage, Germany, Gottfried Boehm
Centro Direzionale Perugia, Italy by Aldo Rossi
Pompidou Center, Paris by Renzo Piano
Rehak House, Malibu, California by Coop Himmelblau Architects
"I think my best skill as an architect is the achievement of hand-to-eye coordination; I am able to transfer a sketch into a model into the building". Frank Ghery