"Waldrep brings the perceptions and narratives of dozens of students and practitioners as he defines the role of an architect. He gives a number of valuable resources for architects, including professional organizations and websites, and lists accredited architecture programs in the US
." (Book News
, February 2008)
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Becoming an Architect is the definitive guide to obtaining the skills and education necessary to be an architect. This hands-on book features complete coverage of the three central components of becoming an architecteducation, experience, and exam. Waldrep guides the reader through the major hurdles of graduating with an accredited professional degree in architecture, gaining experience through an internship, and passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
Culled from years of experience guiding eager students along the path to becoming professional architects, Lee Waldrep covers everything aspiring architects needs to knowfrom helpful information on the profession, design specialties, and educational and registration requirements to advice on finding a job and the many career options in architecture.
Dozens of in-depth interviews and career profiles with practicing architects give insightful, authoritative perspectives on numerous specialties and alternative paths that one can pursue with an education in architecture.
In her Foreword, Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, the 2006 AIA national president, writes, "This book recognizes the breadth and depth of architect's responsibilities and possibilities. It recognizes that architects' are uniquely placed by virtue of their education and experience to understand and mitigate the complex predicaments of the twenty-first century. This book is a fundamental beginning to a life of accomplishment as an architect."
Packed with helpful, accessible information, Becoming an Architect is an essential guide for anyone entering or considering the architecture profession.