What is the life of an architecture student

8 reasons to become an architect

It is not surprising that so many young people dream of becoming architects. Architects shape the way we live and work, research new technologies and materials and make a significant contribution to social stability with their projects. The enthusiasm for the job is reflected above all in the universities. The number of architecture students has been increasing here for years.

Nevertheless, there are always reports in the media that speak out against studying and predict a mediocre to bad future for the professional field. We, on the other hand, are convinced that architects will continue to expect an abundance of career opportunities and design options in the future and have therefore put together eight reasons that speak in favor of the independent profession.

... because architects have a positive influence on life

Modern man spends a large part of his time in closed rooms. Experts assume 80-90% here, and the trend is rising. Whether family life, work or leisure - there is no area of ‚Äč‚Äčlife in which we are not surrounded by architecture. The spatial environment affects not only the mental, but also the physical constitution. As an architect, you have a decisive influence on this and can positively influence life and society through your actions.

... because architects create something long-lasting

Every architect knows the feeling: after a long and intensive process, something tangible has emerged from a draft. As project managers, architects can experience first hand how something is created from scratch. In addition, an architect does not design for the coming years, but for decades or even centuries. This gives you the chance to create something that is very likely to outlive you yourself.

As project managers, architects can experience first hand how something is created from scratch.

... because architects often run their own office

In the field of architecture, self-employment is no exception. On the contrary: across Germany, more than 40,000 offices offer their services on the market. The architecture industry is thus one of the industries with the largest proportion of self-employed. So the chances are good that you will run your own office as a freelancer after your studies and the required two years of professional experience.

... because architects always work in teams

Successful projects are primarily characterized by intensive cooperation. Compared to many other industries, this poses a special challenge in construction. No two projects are alike; over a dozen trades are quickly involved. As an architect, you are jointly responsible for team building and the first point of contact on site. So if you like to work in teams and are looking for an exchange with different interest groups, you are well served with the profession of architect.

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... because architects are all-rounders

Even while studying architecture, you will learn that architecture encompasses more than just designing aesthetic buildings. The modern architect is a true all-rounder. He must have technical, creative, economic and legal know-how and prove it again and again. The great thing about it? As an architect, you never stop learning and you don't necessarily have to focus your interests on a certain area.

... because architects think creatively and analytically

Creative thinking and analytical thinking are not mutually exclusive in the innovation process. Rather, both ways of thinking are required by architects and applied on a daily basis. For example, as part of the needs analysis, customer needs must be analytically recorded in order to then develop innovative solutions in an anticipated and creative manner. This interplay ensures exciting and varied work days and at the same time promotes progress and innovation.

The interplay of creative and analytical thinking ensures exciting and varied work days and at the same time promotes progress and innovation.

... because architects can work long hours

It is often said that architects are only really good once they have reached a certain age. If you take a look at the biographies of well-known architects, you at least see that the profession can still be practiced actively and successfully well beyond the retirement age. The 84-year-old star architect Norman Foster still manages his company Foster + Partners with around 1,500 employees.

... because architects are highly regarded

As a freelancer, architects enjoy a very good reputation, similar to doctors or lawyers. In the real estate industry, according to a survey by the Immobilien-Zeitung, the profession even ranks first in terms of social reputation. Even if the public awareness of the function, task and benefit of the profession could certainly be more pronounced, architects are valued by society and their works are admired around the world.

The eight reasons at a glance

  • ... because architects have a positive influence on life
  • ... because architects create something long-lasting
  • ... because architects often run their own office
  • ... because architects always work in teams
  • ... because architects are true all-rounders
  • ... because architects think creatively and analytically
  • ... because architects can work long hours
  • ... because architects are highly regarded

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