047: Becoming an Architect – The Life of an Architecture Student | Discussed It Podcast

Let’s walk through my journey to becoming an architect from when I was in high school, to now almost finishing my architecture bachelor’s degree. This is the Life of an Architecture Student – becoming an architect.

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Becoming an Architect

This is an interview with Herbie Hudson and Hayden Day for their podcast “Discussed It”, a podcast about “Architecture, Sport and Anything Else We Want”.

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A big thanks to Herb and Hayden for having me on the show.

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My Journey Becoming an Architect - The Life of an Architecture Student

“On your journey to becoming an architect, you’ll come across a lot of stress.

This isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, there are 2 types of stress.

Distress and Eustress.

The former is where you are worried about making deadline – pulling your hair out and wanted to die. Not a great feeling – I tell you that from experience.

The latter is linked to growth. This is the type of stress you feel when standing back stage before a performance. Or waiting for the phone to ring so you can speak with someone important.

Although these are all stressful situations – the latter – the Eustress situations – are what will help you get more comfortable doing certain things and is connected to becoming a better person.

Being able to minimise distress and maximise eustress is what will help you get out on top.”

Here are the questions Herbie and Hayden asked me in this episode:

  1. Would you be able to tell us a bit about yourself, where you’re from and what is that you do?  
  2. So, let’s start from the beginning. What do you remember as your first memorable encounter of architecture, and did this have any significance going forward?
  3. How was your experience of school, and did you feel prepared to study at university upon leaving?
  4. Would you be able to tell us a bit about the route to becoming an architect in Australia, as I think it is different to the UK and where are you on that journey? 
  5. Online, you are known as the successful archi student, but what drives you to fulfil that title and to succeed in such a competitive environment?
  6. You have quoted Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People as one of the essential reads, what about this concept do you believe to be so important?
  7. What are some of the best ways to network as a student?
  8. What made you turn to Youtube as a form of promoting your story and message? 
  9. We understand you have formulated an e-book and are in the process of creating a new one, would you be able to tell us a bit about it? 
  10. Which other avenues have you thought about exploring with your existing brand?
  11. How have you been able to balance your academic studies at university and the progression of your brand, SuccesfulArchiStudent?
  12. What do you do to relax outside of the world of architecture? Can it be a struggle to get that work/life balance? 
  13. What would you say is your greatest achievement so far? 
  14. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? 
  15. How would you like to be remembered?
  16. As your brand is all about helping architecture students, could you give us one thing that you think makes an architecture student successful? 
  17. So Kyle, if people want to find your work or get in touch, where can they find you? 

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