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So you want to be an Architect? Photo “Inside the swimming pool” by ajari from Japan 21 st  Century Museum of Modern Art, ...
My Information <ul><li>Christopher Algmin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Olivieri Brothers, Architects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
Wiki Definition <ul><li>Architecture can mean: </li></ul><ul><li>The art and science of  designing and erecting buildings ...
Human Occupancy and Use <ul><li>Occupancy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use or intended use of a building or part thereof for ...
Residential
Corporate
Entertainment
Restaurants / Food Service
Transportation
Religious
Museum
Industry
Military
Retail
Recreation
Hotel
Education
Stadiums
Library
Convention Centers
Government
Judicial
Performance
Hospitals
Skyscrapers
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
Why is Architecture Important <ul><li>Provides the stage for life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life takes place in and around bui...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
De Architectura <ul><li>Earliest discourse on architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Series of 10 books on several aspects </li></...
Venustas = Responsibility to Design <ul><li>Proportion </li></ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><li>Order/ </li></ul><ul><li>C...
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul>
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry </li></ul></ul>
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rem Koolhaus </li></ul></ul>
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Norman Foster </li></ul></ul>
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santiago Calatrava </li></ul></ul>
“ STAR-chitects” <ul><li>Hired for their command of design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re...
Utilitas = Responsibility to the client  <ul><li>Usefulness = Program Requirements </li></ul>Image: Benjamin John Stevens
Construction <ul><li>Budgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner has to pay for it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Constructability </li></...
Firmitas = Durability   Life Safety and Public Welfare
Firmitas = Responsibility to the Community - Zoning   Low Income Housing Subdivisions Mexico City, Mexico
Responsibility to the Community - Access <ul><li>Accessibility Codes = Access for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheel Chair Ac...
Responsibility to the Planet <ul><li>Energy Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use resources...
Delicate Balancing Act
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
Education <ul><li>Bring you up to speed with the art of Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Design Studio <ul><li>Put other coursework into practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Design Process and Develop Skills </li></...
Archiculture Release Date: ??? Announcement In May
Architecture Programs <ul><li>NAAB Accredited Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 year  Bachelor of Architecture </li></ul></...
Experience / Training <ul><li>Picks up where school left off </li></ul><ul><li>Different focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Busin...
Intern Development Program (IDP) / NCARB *** 5600 Hours / 40 hours a week / 52 weeks year = 2.7 years minimum
Examination <ul><li>Pre-requisites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NAAB Accredited Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,600 Hours of ...
The Architecture Registration Examination (ARE)
Licensed Photo “Inside the swimming pool” by ajari from Japan 21 st  Century Museum of Modern Art, 2004 Kazuyo Sejima and ...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
Typical Project (Source of Revenue) <ul><li>Proposal & Preliminary Design </li></ul><ul><li>Design Development </li></ul><...
The Architecture Firm
The Architecture Firm 79% 14%
Salary *Statistics for employees Does not include the  self-employed Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Architecture Current <ul><li>Number of Licensed Architect and Reciprocal Registrations </li></ul>NO DATA RELEASED NCARB Re...
AIA Billings Index
AIA Billings Index
AIA Billings Index
Architecture Outlook <ul><li>Billings indicate start of sustained growth </li></ul><ul><li>Recession caused many graduates...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
Architecture - Related <ul><li>Construction Management </li></ul><ul><li>Owner's Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Interior...
Not Un-related to Architecture <ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting / Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial A...
Final Thoughts <ul><li>Skills to solve complex problems </li></ul><ul><li>See a side of life that few experience </li></ul...
What can you do now? <ul><li>Handouts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several websites to help you narrow search for school. </li><...
<ul><li>What is Architecture? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Architecture Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Architect Responsibilitie...
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2011 Career Day - Architect

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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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