'Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you'll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.' --From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it's important to do your research before you take the plunge. The third edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons of helpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect's early career, from higher education through internship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews and profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties. With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides a complete overview of the profession, including educational requirements, design specialties, registration requirements, and the paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high school student, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a human resource professional, Becoming an Architect offers much-needed advice and information to anyone interested in career development for architects. Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP) Provides advice on obtaining professional experience while studying to be an architect Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, such as government agencies, education, and research Includes helpful appendixes with resources for further information, such as career-related associations, websites, and recommended reading Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, and plan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of others who have already started this process. If you are considering a career in architecture, start with this highly visual guide to preparing for and succeeding in the profession. Becoming an Architect, a Guide to Careers in Design, Third Edition gives you an inside view of what it takes to be an architect, including an overview of the profession, educational requirements, design specialties from which to choose, insiders' tips on finding a job, registration requirements, and the many directions in which a career in architecture can go. This guide is the latest from nationally recognized expert on architecture career development Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D. This edition updates his bestselling guide to careers in architecture with over 32 new profiles and interviews from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals. With so many different possibilities available, this will be your go-to guide as you navigate through the process of becoming an architect and make decisions about your future career. Learn about the complete path to becoming an architect, from your first days of college all the way through to licensure, with updated coverage of the profession's opportunities and challenges. You'll learn how to gain real-life experience while you're still in school, and be informed about changes to IDP and the ARE as well as the latest licensing issues. Visually engaging and filled with illustrations, interviews, and real-life profiles of architects currently active in all aspects of the field, this book is sure to appeal to the creative eye of those with an interest in design. Answering the key questions about becoming an architect Get started with this best-selling guide to becoming an architect, now with new profiles from emerging professionals Here is the completely updated 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 you'll need to know in order to pursue your career goals and succeed with your career aspirations. Whether you're a high school student, an undergraduate, or a seasoned professional seeking a career change, this guide will help to propel you on your path to success. What do architects do? How much education is necessary? What are the various paths to an accredited degree? What does an architectural internship involve? What are the career options available upon graduation, and what are the licensure requirements and potential salaries? What is the future of the architectural profession? Becoming an Architect answers all these questions in depth, and goes beyond simple answers with the latest information on current topics like: Sustainability Public Interest Design Social media, diversity, and collaboration New technologies and practices With this updated guide, aspiring architects can explore what lies ahead. Lee Waldrep has revised his bestselling work to cover recent developments: Recent developments to the Intern Development Program (IDP) Obtaining experience while studying architecture Current challenges including BIM, integrated practice, and globalization Career paths in architecture and beyond Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you'll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.