What to Expect

Architecture

A future in architecture

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings.

Architecture is the art and science of designing a structure for construction. Architecture offers a wide variety of design professions that engage with all areas of the ACE industry and beyond. Architecture takes into consideration history, community, the function, and performance into consideration with each project.


What’s it like to work in the field of architecture?

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“Pursuing a career in architecture not only allows you to work with all kinds of people and professions to design buildings, but it teaches you problem-solving skills that can serve you in any and every pursuit in your life.”

EDUCATION

Earning a degree in architecture is the traditional path to becoming an architect. Most architects earn their professional degree through a Bachelor of Architecture degree program. Some individuals choose to earn a master’s degree in architecture, if they want to excel in their careers or teach architecture to others.

A typical program includes courses in architectural history and theory, building design, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), structures, technology, construction methods, professional practices, math, physical sciences, and liberal arts. Students will use the skills and concepts learned in the classroom to create drawings and three-dimensional models of their designs.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Individuals that excel in the field of architecture have good analytical and technical skills as well as strong communication and visualization skills. Creativity is also an important trait as many of the tasks and projects in this field require a new way of thinking, or creating new design concepts.

TRAITS THAT EXCEL
CAREERS

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different careers available in the field of architecture, here are a few that you can learn more about.

Architect
Landscape Architect
Draftsman
Interior Designer
BIM (Building Information Modeling) Specialist
Digital Media Specialist
Sales Professional
Teacher/Instructor
Construction Manager

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The ACE Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in architecture.

EDUCATION BEYOND TEXT BOOKS
By working with real professionals in real work environments, ACE students receive an invaluable hands-on education — they learn to understand the day-to-day workings of a business by living it, and experiencing it, not just reading about it.

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