Expert Career Guidance - Streams: Architecture | Perfect Mentors


India has never been unknown to Architecture right from the Indus-Harappa civilization to the times of the Guptas to the Mughals till the modern age or rather till date. The country has witnessed some of the magnificent piece of work architecture in the country from olden times thus the field of taking this as a profession is quite welcoming in terms of opportunity and scope. The typical way of becoming an architect is of course going through the 5-year Bachelor degree termed as B.Arch. Many people even go for Masters as well. There are top institutes scattered all over the country for the courses.

Currently, 34 states require that architects hold a professional degree in architecture from one of the 123 schools of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). State licensing requirements can be found at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). In the states that do not have that requirement, applicants can become licensed with 8 to 13 years of related work experience in addition to a high school diploma. However, most architects in these states still obtain a professional degree in architecture.

The specialization of Architecture can be either in terms of post graduate or diploma courses. And they are as follows

  • Landscape design
  • Housing.
  • Town and city planning
  • Architecture journalism
  • Interior design
  • Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Infrastructure design
  • Industrial design
  • Building technologies.
  • Sustainable Environmental Design.
  • Commercial building design
  • Architecture conservation.
  • Hill architecture

The nature of architectural work has become varied and has many scope with course of time. For example architecture are supposed to be

  • Meet with clients to determine objectives and requirements for structures
  • Give preliminary estimates on cost and construction time
  • Prepare structure specifications
  • Direct workers who prepare drawings and documents.

It is not always about the construction, design and shape but also the other activities pre and post the design works. The job prospects is quite high if one goes with the data. As per data of 2010 round 33 cr homes and buildings are done by the assistance of fresher’s. Thus it is enough to put forward that fresher’s roles are equally important. It is important to grab the opportunities. It can be often seen that from job prospect point of view, generally the government organizations such as Public Works Development, Archaeological Department, Town and Country Planning Organization etc. Privately too architecture can function. But the only constraint while working privately that too in initial part of the career is that the whole pressure of work will be on one individual. Hence, it is advisable to work under someone before going solo in career.