First of all, a big thank you to Randy Deutsch’s article for inspiring me to write this post. Most of the credit goes to him.
Is there any future in Architecture?
This soul-destroying question comes as no surprise.
Whether you are an architect yourself or a relative of yours is, you’ll agree that the future of architecture may not look very bright right now. However, architecture is not only about AutoCAD, BIM technologies and endless nights working for a (most probably unpaid) competition.
There’s much more behind that.
Architects are creators
Architects were trained to create. Architects learnt to be technologists, artists and craftsman. Architects are optimistic individuals who never give up on their ideals.
Architects think differently and are ambitious. After all:
“people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”- Steve Jobs
Architects have minds of a different kind and the world would be a very different place – a lesser place – without us.
Put an architect in your life
Architects are aggressive self-starters who will add value to your company in many ways, even if it has nothing to do with the construction business.
Architects always have a strategy. Architects naturally identify problems and create solutions. Architects think in terms of systems, not just things. And you need more people who possess these skills close to you.
This is just a summary of many other reasons why an architect will make a significant contribution to your company, worthy of note and of crucial value.
Architects will add value to your company, no matter its field. Creativity and iniciative play an important role within businesses, especially those that deal with innovation. Therefore, architects are the perfect match for all these requirements.
Hope this article encourages more employers to consider architects as future members of their teams. On the other hand, hope it inspires architects too (especially students). Don’t forget that, even if the current architecture situation is bad, that doesn’t mean architects are less talented or less necessary. Architects shouldn’t forget why we once decided to learn how to change the world. And be ambitious enough to live up to these ideals, even if that means shifting fields for a while.
What are your thoughts?
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oh that’s marvellous! love the presentation, and the content is perfect too. it’s all true! well done, Virginia, a mini masterpiece 🙂
Thanks for your kind words Jane! It took me a lot of time to compile this information so I am glad you liked it! Any statement with which you feel identified with?
Architects are so much more than designers of habitats and structures for human interactions. They serve as a confluence between the human condition’s need for juxtaposition of nature and human nature and a visual landscape that incorporates both with dignity, integrity but mostly creativity.
Well said! These words of appreciation mean a lot in times when architecture is not so well seen! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Beautiful presentation 😉
Did I mention that us architects like engineers very much?
Thanks for visiting 😘😘
Exceptional Post Virginia .Best regards.Jalal
Thanks Jalal, always good to see you around. Have a great day.
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Excellent! I want my very own architect. No home should be without one!
I’m so glad that you think this way! Many thanks for visiting Melissa, hope everything is good with you 🙂
Great job Virginia.
I would add a slide that says, “Architects are master communicators”.
An architect must be able to translate her vision into language that stirs emotion in the client and plans that can be built by the contractor. If the architect lacks this ability, her design is nothing more than a pretty picture.
Thanks for your kind words Bill. I absolutely agree on that, communication is so important. However, I find it curious that this varies among countries. Spain, for example, does not teach any skills during the architecture degree to improve communication, whereas the US makes a strong emphasis on this. What’s your opinion? Should communication skills be taught at school or this is something architects should learn on the way?