Architecture As A Career Option

The super size structures and flashy buildings which show the immense development of a country represent prosperity and enhancement to the world. Growth and GDP are directly affected by construction and subsequently provide a boom in the annual growth rate. Currently a boom period has made it one of the most viable fields of all times which have brought out this career in limelight. Focus and understanding of this field has changed quite a lot over the past few years. The basic necessity of housing has changed over the years and comfort, luxury and style have taken precedence.

It isn’t only about designing houses or making bathrooms as luxurious as they can be, but the evident growth which it has seen for the last decade. Any kind of construction or design needs a perfect layout and plan for execution. Engineers, surveyors, architects, designers, masons, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and many other people in this foray also contribute to the success of a project. Designing a layout is a far cry unless there is awareness about it from the beginning. The functional utility, safety and economic outlook of it need to be measured in order to provide the best price for a work produced. Practicality and aesthetic sense are quite essential for an architect under every condition. They have a choice to either work alone or in teams or even an organization. Understanding a client’s need is the most important in this profession.

There aren’t many institutes providing this degree B.Arch., after which comes M.Arch, and makes a complete professional architecture. Architects must have registrations and state licenses in order to work in collaboration with other companies or firms. Students who opt for this line should be from science background which is preferable too. It is advised that students who have physics and mathematics as their subjects have a better chance of coming out with flying colors. An aspirant in this line must be good at creativity and needs to have imaginative and perspective outlook. There is a need of awareness of social, environmental factors and good observation is also required.

Students in this profession need to be technically sound, good at analytical reasoning, good at complex designing and cost estimations as well. Excellent communication skills, hard work, physical stamina, great concentration level, patience, team spirit, flexibility, responsibility, accountability and credibility are a few factors which need to be there in each and every student who want to make this their career choice. School Of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi), Chandigarh College Of Architecture (Punjab University), Government College of Architecture (Lucknow University), Sir JJ College of Architecture (University of Mumbai), School of Architecture (Rajender nagar) and Sushant School of Art and Architecture (Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, Haryana.) are some of the colleges offering graduation and post graduation courses to students.

The salary scales vary from country to country; however, on an average their salaries range from anywhere between Rs. 35000 to Rs. 40000. There is no constraint for the right candidate as it depends on their capability and understanding along with their performance. Therefore it is vital for students to study their courses under this line with utmost understanding in order to ensure success in the later life when they will work as adults. All their hard work and toil will surely yield good results in future

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