Final piece of illustration work done for SAMSUNG, “Sweet Skipping” from my [GLITTERS] series
CHOOSING NOT TO BECOME AN ARCHITECT AFTER STUDYING ARCHITECTURE?
Not everyone with an architecture degree becomes and architect, whether they chose not to or life takes them a different path. Eighty percent of my co-workers in my department (including me) have an architectural background, with Master and Bachelor degrees, yet here we are in a construction company working as VDC modelers. Yes some of us plan on furthering our careers and registering as architects while others are just more interested in the construction industry.
There are several kids that I graduated with that are getting their Masters in Construction Management instead of Architecture.
A co-worker of mine has a B.Arch but he’s really interested in computer programing and such, he wants to get a Masters in programing.
To obtain an architectural degree is difficult. It tests your patience, your mental strength, your drive, your commitment, your motivation, etc. These are all qualities that we can take to pursue other things without feeling guilty for going through architecture school and not using the degree.
My director first looks through applicants with an architectural background because she knows what it takes to go through architecture school; as do a lot of people in the industry. That says something about architecture students.