No motivation, unsure, and stuck in place. These are common challenges we face as architecture students.
In this episode, you’ll find out what I do to gain motivation in architecture school to get “unstuck”.
Nearing the end of my architectural bachelor’s degree, I wanted to share what I’ve learnt over the past 3 years of architecture school so that you can know what to expect as an architecture student.
I want to look over all the classes I’ve had and what I’ve had to do for those classes. This should help you understand the kind of work you’ll be doing in architecture school and what you can expect to learn. I also want to share with you some advice that I wish I knew if I could go back in time.
So, let’s rewind all the way back to day 1 as an architecture student.
Architect’s earn a lot of money, right? How much do graduate architects earn?
I’ll be honest, it’s not a whole lot. But that shouldn’t matter, and here’s why. . .
Before a student of architecture can call themselves an “architect”, they need to spend 5 years studying an unforgiving and cruel profession.
For the next 2-4 years, they are required to work for menial wages to “log experience”.
Hang on in there, it gets better.
After those 7-9 years of gruesome late nights and harsh critics, they can call themselves an architect.
Now they get to earn, on average, a considerable amount less than what graduates of similar professions make, in reference to the time it takes to get accredited. For example, dentists and doctors.
So if you think architects earn a lot of money, I suggest you think again.
But . . . SHOULD THIS MATTER?
Well, if you watch the video – I’ll tell you why it shouldn’t bother you!
I’ll also explain how you can make yourself more valuable so that the industry (your clients or employers) will want to pay you more.
It takes a lot of hard work to become an architect. To improve yourself by practicing architecture outside of your University education will really help increase your chances of succeeding in the industry of architecture.
Doing so allows you to gain extra skills that make you more valuable in the workplace, do better projects in architecture school and improve your knowledge in the world of architecture.
The more you know, the more you can do and the more you do, the more you can know.
In today’s episode, I explain 3 things you can do to make yourself more valuable in the industry as an architect, and during your education as a student.
We all experience it… Some days we’re fired up to study, other days, we are not. The key to overcome that lack of confidence is what I talk about in today’s episode of the architecture podcast.
Along with this question from Khawaja (IG @kh_muhammad_ali), I also answer his other questions about getting into architecture school and how to figure out if it’s the right path to take.