Those who have completed a degree in architecture owe it to themselves to reassess their career decisions.
|Image: Taken from ‘Working out of Box’ segment on Igor Siddiqui|
an Architect turned Product Designer. ‘Ripstop nylon prototype’. Link.
Traditionally, Architecture is considered a vocational degree leading to a determined job description as an ‘Architect’. While this is still the case, architecture graduates can and do consider many other career paths. Alas; it is possible! Try not to feel that innate pressure to continue your studies without the knowledge that you are doing it for the right reasons.
|Image: Taken from ‘Working out of Box’ segment on Igor Siddiqui an Architect|
turned Product Designer. ‘3d printed prototype of rubber floor matting’. Link.
Many architects have changed careers becoming illustrators, makers, journalists and web designers to name but a few. Archinect, a global architecture website, demonstrates the flexibility of Architects in their feature ‘Working Out of the Box’. This feature reveals the many skills acquired through an architectural education that apply to a lot of other design-related careers:
- to think analytically and diagrammatically
- to develop an idea and build upon it
- to draw by hand and using computer software
- to make things
- to understand graphics and presentations
- to communicate well in all mediums
- to understand the site and work within a context
- to apply design logic in an empathetic manner
- to think and design spatially
- to manage a project and stick to deadlines
- to work in and lead a team
- to be consider legal responsibilities