Becoming an Architect
A Guide to Careers in Design
By Lee W. Waldrep
(Wiley, Paperback, 9780470372104, 352pp.)
Publication Date: December 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Study & Teaching
What do architects do?
What are the educational requirements for architects?
What does an architectural internship involve?
How does one become a licensed architect?
What is the future of the architectural profession?
Here is the completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in architecture—a clear and concise survey of the architecture field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and advice from leading architects, it covers everything from educational require-ments and design specialties to registration requirements and the many directions in which a career in architecture can go.
Expanded and revised to include the most current issues that are impacting architects' work, such as BIM and integrated practice, this essential guide will put you on a solid foundation for successfully entering this rewarding profession.
Lee W. Waldrep, PhD, the assistant director of undergraduate student services in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has more than fifteen years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and the career development field of architecture students. Waldrep holds a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University and a master of architecture from Arizona State University. A frequent lecturer on the topics of careers in architecture, he has previously been associate executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), associate dean at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, and assistant dean at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.