Architecture is the scientific art of making structure express ideas. Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men to put man into possession of his own earth. Architecture is man’s great sense of himself embodied in a world of his own making. It may rise as high in quality only as its source because great art is great life. Architects provide a service that includes far more than producing design and construction drawings – they also handle the administration of a project, oversee the construction process, ensure that you get the best value for your money, and approach the project in an imaginative and creative way, while ensuring that it is delivered on time and on budget. The role of an architect also includes overseeing and coordinating the team of consultants, managing the program, costs and construction process. Here are some skills that anyone needs to be successful as an Architect-
- Math and science skills.
- Design skills.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Team-building skills.
- Communication skills.
As an architect you have the opportunity to make a
significant difference to the quality of all people’s lives as architecture
materially affects every aspect of daily activity. Architecture can positively
impact the environment from the scale of individual buildings, to the scale of
cities and affect the way people live, work and study, their health and
well-being and that of their communities. It is a fascinating,
challenging, invigorating and rewarding career that allows you to work with a
diverse range of people under different circumstances and on very varied
aspects of and types of projects. It is also a career that
promotes lifelong learning and allows for career development encompassing the
widest range of fields imaginable. Architecture practice can be sustained well
past conventional retirement ages; many architects continue to enjoy a rewarding
career well into their eighties and beyond.