• Becoming an Architect

ARCHCareersGuide.com

Welcome to ARCHCareersGuide.com, an interactive guide to careers in architecture designed to assist you in becoming an architect!  It assists you in learning more about and understanding the process of becoming an architect.

 

More than a career resource, ARCHCareersGuide.com provides resources such as interviews with architects, links to valuable websites including architecture programs, a suggested reaching list and an opportunity to engage with Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Architecture), an expert on the process of becoming an architect.

Becoming An Architect

Do you want to become an architect? To learn more about the process of becoming an architect, select one of the choices (images) below; you will be led through the thee steps – 1) education, 2) experience, and 3) examination.

If you wish, select the group name – Education, Experience, Examination, Careers, and Resources.

Education

Accredited Degrees

Education

Selecting a Program

Education

You are an Architecture Student

Summer Programs

Listing of Summer Programs

Resources

Resources for Becoming an Architect

Experience

Gaining Experience

Experience

A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T.

Examination

Examination & Licensure…

Careers

Career Paths

Careers

Beyond Architecture

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, 3rd Ed.

ISBN: 978-1-118-61213-2 – Wiley

Discover key resources and receive sage advice on becoming an architect. Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it’s important to do your research before you take the plunge. The third edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect.

You will find new insight and a plethora of helpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect’s early career, from higher education through internship and licensure. More than 30 new interviews and profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties.

Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you’ll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.” —From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President

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ABOUT LEE WALDREP, PH.D.

Dr. Waldrep has over 25 years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and career development field of architecture students.  Waldrep earned a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University, a Master of Architecture from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan.

During his academic career, Waldrep has served in the NAAB accredited architecture program at four institutions.  Previously, he was the associate executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and National Vice-President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

Waldrep has written and presented on the topics of careers and architecture extensively around the country. In addition, he is the author of Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design and was a contributor to AIA’s Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition.

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AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE

Career Coaching

A career in architecture can take many different paths.  Dr. Waldrep is more than willing to help you find your ideal path in architecture.

Selecting a Program

Get invaluable insights into the process of selecting and applying to architecture programs.  Learn what the decision makers want to see.

Educational Guidance

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Waldrep can help you navigate you through the maze of educational choices.

TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Waldrep has over 20 years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and career development field of architecture students. Waldrep earned a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University, a master of architecture from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan.

"Dr. Lee W. Waldrep is very passionate about helping students in their path towards becoming an architect. I would recommend him to any student, parent, or teacher seeking to gain more knowledge about the process to become an architect."
Kait RossiAdlai E. Stevenson High School
"Dr. Waldrep and his teachings have been instrumental in advancing my career path. His workshop changed my entire perspective on the job search and taught me to focus my efforts and attention to areas where my skills were best suited. He guided me towards the career I have today. I am eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Waldrep.
Ada Rose MancusiCBRE
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"Dr. Waldrep is THE national leader in Architecture Career advising. He is a thoughtful colleague and dedicated adviser to students. I give Lee my very highest recommendations!"
Brian KellyDirector, Architecture Program, University of Maryland

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