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Becoming an Architect


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Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Definition of an Architect. What Do Architects Do? Why Architecture? Is Architecture for You? Profile of the Profession. 2. The Education of an Architect. Preparation. Path to an Accredited Degree. Decision-Making Process. Resources. Application Process. You Are an Architecture Student. Academic Enrichment. Conclusion. 3. The Experience of an Architect. Gaining Experience as a Student. A.R.C.H.I.T.E.C.T. Moving Toward Licensure. 4. The Careers of an Architect. Career Designing. Career Paths. 5. The Future of the Architecture Profession. Sustainability. Technology. BIM-Building Information. Collaboration. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Diversity. Globalization. Agent of Social Change. Distance Education/Learning. Appendix A: The Resources of an Architect. Collateral Organizations. Architecture-Related Associations. Association-Related Careers. Institutions Dedicated to Architecture. Community Service. Recommended Reading. Websites. Appendix B: Accredited Architecture Programs in the United States and Canada. Appendix C: Career Profiles. Index.

About the Author

Lee W. Waldrep, PhD, the assistant director of undergraduate student services in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has more than fifteen years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and the career development field of architecture students. Waldrep holds a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University and a master of architecture from Arizona State University. A frequent lecturer on the topics of careers in architecture, he has previously been associate executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), associate dean at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, and assistant dean at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.


"At the risk of sounding redundant about a newly released Wiley reference-based publication, I must admit that if were in a classroom environment, at least 2 copies of Becoming an Architect would be made available to my students. Once again, Wiley Press has hit the bullseye in producing textual material designed to comprehensively inform a segment of the industry seeking to make educated choices about their career direction." ( ChicagoArchitectureToday.com , June 2010)

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