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Transcript of Architecture Presentation
Writing Project Reports On Site Supervising
Instructing and coordinating
Assisting with construction work Important Characteristics of an Architect? Creative
Understanding of scientific concepts
Imaginative Computer skills
Problem solving skills
Understanding of business
An interest in building and construction Cons More Pros Pros (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr The Good and The Bad... Architecture can become a passion over "work"
Little to no physical labour
Keeps you busy and is not boring Many years of training
Driven by the economy Makes a difference in society
A feeling of self-accomplishment in completing complex projects The Best of the Best... Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) Finlandia Hall (Finland) Tadao Ando (1941 - Present) Sumida Tower (Tokyo) Francesco Borromini (1599 - 1667) Palazzo Barberini (Italy) The Interview... Greg Gwynne... Is not an architect... On to... but... Greg had two years of schooling to become an architect, and decided to branch out into a more specific position. He is a civil engineering technologist for the company AMEC. Q: Why did you choose this occupation? An interest in the field
Wanting to do something that matters
High demand for engineering This is a good example of how flexible an architectural career may be.
There are many career options even after completing a program specific to architecture. Q: How did they get their present job? Determined
Applied for the position and received an interview Q: What are the chances of advancements or promotions in this career? May be promoted to an Estimator or project manager
Engineering is constantly changing Q: What are the attractions of this career? Make your own hours
A lot of freedom
Good pay Q: What is their educational training? 2 years of university in architectural studies programs Q: Have they continued their education since they have been employed in this career? Not yet - plans to in the next couple years Q: What were some influencing factors when they chose this career? The demand for engineers is high
Enjoys mathematics and physics
Strong concept of mechanics and science Q: Do they see themselves retiring from this career? Why? Yes - this career is something they believe they can live off happily and with a sufficient income. Q: Would you recommend this line of work? Person must have an interest in math and science
Person must be visually inclined - can see the final project
Traveling plays a big part and may be seen as a luxurious factor to this career
And that's architecture. By
Brandon Semenuk Volunteering
Part time jobs University GET OUT AND BECOME AN ARCHITECT Education High school Ideal courses: English
Algebra & Geometry
Physics Drafting & Design
Computers Undergraduate architecture program
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