Architects design functional, safe, and economical buildings and structures that suit the needs of the people who use them. They provide professional services and are often involved in every developmental stage of the construction process. The architect is required to design, engineer, manage, supervise and communicate with clients and builders. Most of their time is spent in an office with occasional trips to construction sites.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to architecture majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Acoustical Engineer Architect Architectural Journalist Architectural Photographer Building Assessor Building ContractorCivil Engineers Computer Applications SpecialistConstruction LawyerConstruction Manager Consultant Contract Administrator Contract Lawyer Contract Negotiator Contractor Cost Accountant Drafter Educator Electrical Engineer Engineer Environmental Designer Equipment Planner Financial Analyst Graphic Designer Industrial DesignersInformation Technologist Insurance UnderwriterInterior Designer Landscape Architect Manufacturer Mechanical Engineer Merchandising Analyst Model MakerOperational Programmer Personnel Manager Preservationist Project Manager Public Administrator Public RelationsResearcher/Tester Structural Engineer Supplier Surveyor Technical Writer Urban Planner Zoning/Building Code Analyst
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Becoming an Architect (OCC 12)Careers in Architecture (OCC 11.9)Careers in Focus: Architecture & Building (OCC 12.3)The College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Architecture Careers (OCC 12.5)
BSU Dept. of Architecture: http://www.bsu.edu/architecture/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org Employment Outlook: http://infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.html IndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgAmerican Design Drafting Association: http://www.adda.orgAmerican Institute of Architects: http://www.aia.orgAmerican Institute of Contractors: http://www.aicnet.orgBoston Society of Architects: http://www.architects.orgChicago Architecture Foundation: http://www.architecture.orgCyburbia: http://cyburbia.orgHabitat for Humanity: http://www.habitat.orgJob Hunting for Architects: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/jobs.html
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