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Architecture Presentation

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Brandon Semenuk

on 30 October 2012

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Looking at Architecture Architecture is the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with a regard to aesthetic effect. By Definition: Duties and Responsibilities The Office Work Designing


Computer Work

Writing Project Reports On Site Supervising

Instructing and coordinating

Assisting with construction work Important Characteristics of an Architect? Creative

Mathematical skill

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

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Part time jobs University GET OUT AND BECOME AN ARCHITECT Education High school Ideal courses: English

Algebra & Geometry



Physics Drafting & Design

Visual Arts

Computers Undergraduate architecture program

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