Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect
In Architecture School, you will not learn how to become a Registered Architect.
After you graduate Architecture School, you need to immediately shift your focus to becoming a Registered Architect.
To become a Registered Architect you will need to complete:
- An Architecture Degree from an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program
- the Architectural Experience Program (AXP formerly IDP)
- the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE)
Architecture School will not adequately prepare you for navigating AXP and the ARE. And to make matters worse, the Architecture Profession does little to foster this development.
Your path to licensure will be determined by you and only you!
If you want to plow through the AXP at 100 mph then you cannot rely on your supervisors and mentors to give you a push. You need a lead foot!
The same goes for the ARE. Passing the ARE by age 25 is certainly possible yet most folks will be closer to 35. Architecture School does not play a role in this. Your job will not play a role in this.
The secret is in the person not the circumstance.
In Chapter’s 15 and 16, I share secrets to expediting this process. Many aspiring architects underestimate the importance of licensure. That is a mistake. Your ability to achieve licensure quickly will pay major dividends to your success as an Architect.