2011 Career Day - Architect

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This is a slideshow I put together for a Career Day presentation on Architects. I'm planning on recording the audio of the presentation and post to youtube. The timeframe was for 45-50 minutes.

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  • 2011 Career Day - Architect

    1. 1. So you want to be an Architect? Photo “Inside the swimming pool” by ajari from Japan 21 st Century Museum of Modern Art, 2004 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA
    2. 2. My Information <ul><li>Christopher Algmin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Olivieri Brothers, Architects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frankfort, IL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed Architect, in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003 LEED Accredited Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2003 Master of Architecture (Structures) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2001 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    4. 4. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    5. 5. Wiki Definition <ul><li>Architecture can mean: </li></ul><ul><li>The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures. </li></ul><ul><li>The practice of an architect, where architecture means to offer or render professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building , or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use . </li></ul><ul><li>A general term to describe buildings and other structures. </li></ul><ul><li>A style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Human Occupancy and Use <ul><li>Occupancy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use or intended use of a building or part thereof for the shelter or support of persons, animals or property </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quick Tour of several Occupancies and Uses... </li></ul>
    7. 7. Residential
    8. 8. Corporate
    9. 9. Entertainment
    10. 10. Restaurants / Food Service
    11. 11. Transportation
    12. 12. Religious
    13. 13. Museum
    14. 14. Industry
    15. 15. Military
    16. 16. Retail
    17. 17. Recreation
    18. 18. Hotel
    19. 19. Education
    20. 20. Stadiums
    21. 21. Library
    22. 22. Convention Centers
    23. 23. Government
    24. 24. Judicial
    25. 25. Performance
    26. 26. Hospitals
    27. 27. Skyscrapers
    28. 28. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    29. 29. Why is Architecture Important <ul><li>Provides the stage for life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life takes place in and around buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflects and engages society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture expresses the use/occupancy of the space using technology and materials of the period. </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    31. 31. De Architectura <ul><li>Earliest discourse on architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Series of 10 books on several aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture must address: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Firmitas” = Durability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Utilitas” = Utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Venustas” = Beauty </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Venustas = Responsibility to Design <ul><li>Proportion </li></ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><li>Order/ </li></ul><ul><li>Composition </li></ul>
    33. 33. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul>
    34. 34. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rem Koolhaus </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Foster </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santiago Calatrava </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. “ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rem Koolhaus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Foster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Santiago Calatrava </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prizker Prize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'The Nobel Prize for Architecture' </li></ul></ul>
    39. 39. Utilitas = Responsibility to the client <ul><li>Usefulness = Program Requirements </li></ul>Image: Benjamin John Stevens
    40. 40. Construction <ul><li>Budgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner has to pay for it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Constructability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractor has to build </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone has to wash the windows and change the light bulbs </li></ul></ul>Trump Tower, Chicago, 2008 Image: Chicago Tribune
    41. 41. Firmitas = Durability Life Safety and Public Welfare
    42. 42. Firmitas = Responsibility to the Community - Zoning Low Income Housing Subdivisions Mexico City, Mexico
    43. 43. Responsibility to the Community - Access <ul><li>Accessibility Codes = Access for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheel Chair Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Needs </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Responsibility to the Planet <ul><li>Energy Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use resources responsibly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insure that future generations have access to the same resources </li></ul></ul>
    45. 45. Delicate Balancing Act
    46. 46. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    47. 47. Education <ul><li>Bring you up to speed with the art of Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Precedents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach you technical components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HVAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice of Architecture </li></ul></ul>
    48. 48. Design Studio <ul><li>Put other coursework into practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Design Process and Develop Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the preliminary phases of a project (through design development) </li></ul><ul><li>Convey your architectural expression for your project </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic environment to foster creativity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thesis” in your final year </li></ul><ul><li>Public presentation skills </li></ul>
    49. 49. Archiculture Release Date: ??? Announcement In May
    50. 50. Architecture Programs <ul><li>NAAB Accredited Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 year Bachelor of Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (Not Accredited) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 year Master of Architecture (Accredited) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education alone is incomplete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus is heavy on design </li></ul></ul>
    51. 51. Experience / Training <ul><li>Picks up where school left off </li></ul><ul><li>Different focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business to run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where Architecture meets the real world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Categories of Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design & Construction Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction Contract Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related Activities </li></ul></ul>
    52. 52. Intern Development Program (IDP) / NCARB *** 5600 Hours / 40 hours a week / 52 weeks year = 2.7 years minimum
    53. 53. Examination <ul><li>Pre-requisites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NAAB Accredited Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,600 Hours of IDP Training (Prescriptive) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7 Sections - Pass/Fail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined Multiple Choice & Graphic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Time from 3 to 5 hours each </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 year rolling clock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varies by State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated versions can affect timing </li></ul></ul>
    54. 54. The Architecture Registration Examination (ARE)
    55. 55. Licensed Photo “Inside the swimming pool” by ajari from Japan 21 st Century Museum of Modern Art, 2004 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA
    56. 56. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    57. 57. Typical Project (Source of Revenue) <ul><li>Proposal & Preliminary Design </li></ul><ul><li>Design Development </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Bidding (Select Contractor) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Post Occupancy </li></ul>
    58. 58. The Architecture Firm
    59. 59. The Architecture Firm 79% 14%
    60. 60. Salary *Statistics for employees Does not include the self-employed Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
    61. 61. Architecture Current <ul><li>Number of Licensed Architect and Reciprocal Registrations </li></ul>NO DATA RELEASED NCARB Registered Architects Year Resident Reciprocal Total 2002 101219 106530 207749 2003 101183 111642 212825 2004 101179 109757 210936 2005 107615 104684 212299 2006 0 2007 112650 109546 222196 2008 104126 116221 220347 2009 101673 117997 219670 2010 105312 116340 221652
    62. 62. AIA Billings Index
    63. 63. AIA Billings Index
    64. 64. AIA Billings Index
    65. 65. Architecture Outlook <ul><li>Billings indicate start of sustained growth </li></ul><ul><li>Recession caused many graduates into alternate careers, may be 'lost' to architecture for good </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers are nearing 'retirement' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher demand for medical projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More openings in the profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy Consumption is only increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Economy will turn around at some point </li></ul>
    66. 66. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?
    67. 67. Architecture - Related <ul><li>Construction Management </li></ul><ul><li>Owner's Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Design </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Design </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering – Civil, MEP, Structural </li></ul><ul><li>Code Review and Enforcement </li></ul>
    68. 68. Not Un-related to Architecture <ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting / Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Arts / Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Related </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building Inspector </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Developer </li></ul>
    69. 69. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Skills to solve complex problems </li></ul><ul><li>See a side of life that few experience </li></ul><ul><li>Help others to do what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of tasks from day to day </li></ul><ul><li>You will control what you do for Architecture and what it does for you </li></ul>
    70. 70. What can you do now? <ul><li>Handouts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several websites to help you narrow search for school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NAAB Directory of Accredited Schools (over 115) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NCARB's ARE (the exam) Pass Rates by School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>aias.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ARCHcareers.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Outreach Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discover Architecture @ U of I at Urbana-Champaign </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture Summer Camp @ Penn State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sketch, Sketch, Sketch!!! You'll thank me later.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to everything around you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out archiculture if you have the opportunity </li></ul></ul>
    71. 71. <ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How to become an Architect </li></ul><ul><li>The Business of Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>So you want to be an Architect?

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