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Careers in Architecture (McGraw-Hill Professional Careers) Kindle Edition

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Architecture is one of the oldest career choices known to us and is a field in which your work can last more than a lifetime. The buildings and structures that surround us in our everyday lives tell the tales of our culture and values for generations to come. Perhaps you want to leave your own mark on our ever-changing landscape!

In Careers in Architecture, you will find out about the variety of jobs within the architecture field--residential, commercial, and institutional architecture; historic preservation; landscape architecture; engineering; urban and regional planning; and more.

Up-to-date salary statistics and descriptions of the work culture will give you a comprehensive look at what to expect on the job. Careers in Architecture also includes advice on where and how to fulfill educational requirements as well as professional organizations for further information--everything you need to enter the exciting field of architecture!

About the Author

Blythe Camenson is a former career counselor and classroom teacher who has written more than two dozen books for VGM. She is also the co-developer (with Jan Goldberg) of VGM's On The Job series. In addition to her own writing projects, she teaches online courses on writing and getting published. She is also the founder and president of Fiction Writers Connection. She lives in Albuquerque, NM

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  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (October 15, 2008)
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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In "Careers in Architecture" Blythe Camenson shares the process of education and career development for potential architects. The book is relatively brief, but full of vital information. It details aptitudes and preparation needed for architecture school, as well as the educational process and internship and licensing processes used in the profession. She also details information about allied professions such as urban and land use planners, landscape architects, and historic preservationists.
Central to the book are a series of interviews with a number of practicing architects in different specialties and at different points in their careers, which is very interesting and useful for focusing on areas of the profession most interesting to a specific reader. Also included are several listings of professional organizations, architecture schools, etc., along with contact information for each of them, in what may be the single most useful feature of the book.
The book is certainly enlightening regarding all aspects of the profession, and in some cases is nothing short of eye opening, for instance in the area of salary, in which the author reveals that a beginning architect can expect to make only $25,000 to $35,000 annually after completing school, a figure well below most other professions. Despite the salary wake up call, architecture still comes across as a vibrant, interesting career field, and any reader considering a career in architecture would be well advised to read this book.
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It's a classic architecture book for the traditional architecture world, but its still helpful for today's world. For the new generation of this field should know these basic things...
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