"At the risk of sounding redundant about a newly released Wiley reference-based publication, I must admit that if were in a classroom environment, at least 2 copies of Becoming an Architect
would be made available to my students. Once again, Wiley Press has hit the bullseye in producing textual material designed to comprehensively inform a segment of the industry seeking to make educated choices about their career direction." (ChicagoArchitectureToday.com
, June 2010)
From the Inside Flap
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, Second Edition gives you an inside view of what it takes to be an architect, including an over-view of the profession, educational requirements, design specialties from which to choose, the job search, registration requirements, and the many directions in which a career in architecture can go.
Drawing on years of experience guiding eager students along the path to becoming professional architects, Lee Waldrep explains:
What it takes to earn an accredited professional degree in architecture
How to gain experience through an internship
What you need to know to pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
How to choose from among the various design specialties and career options in architecture
Proven ways to find a job in architecture
In his Foreword, Marvin Malecha, FAIA, the 2009 AIA National President and Dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, writes, "In this publication, Lee Waldrep has provided the insights to guide an individual through the many choices available in a career in architecture. Interviews with individuals who have undertaken this journey are useful not only as inspiration but also because the diversity of careers within the profession is well represented. A life in architecture is defined by opportunity and choice. It can be a journey made confusing by the number of curricular choices and the variety of institutional settings and career options. This publication sheds light on the path. Every potential student of architecture will benefit from the guidance."