Architecture is the art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The practice of architecture is employed to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic ends.
According to Salary.com, the median entry-level salary for Architect I positions is $48,972.
From the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
2016 Median Salary: $76,930
- The Association of Architecture Organizations
- American Institute of Architects
- The American Institute of Architecture Students
- Society of Architectural Historians
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- US Green Building Council
- Boston Society of Architects
- The National Building Museum: Created by an act of Congress in 1980, is America’s leading institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning. Because it is a relatively young institution, interns enjoy a special opportunity to learn about a museum in a dynamic growth phase. The Museum strives to give interns meaningful, hands-on activities that lead to tangible results. The Museum accepts interns for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. Schedules can be flexibly arranged depending on the Museum’s needs and the intern’s schedule. During the summer, interns can learn about all areas of Museum operations through a weekly enrichment program. This program includes behind-the-scenes visits to other cultural institutions in Washington, D.C.
- Preparing for Graduate School
- WATCH: Finding Your Niche in Architecture
- Planetizen: Plaetizen’s Annual list of the 10 best planning, design, and development websites represents some of the top online resources for those interested in planning, design, and development.
- The Boston Society of Architects: The BSA administers programs and provides resources that enhance the practice of architecture and the public and professional understanding of design. Check out the career resources and valuable information for interns and students.
- Creative Hotlist/Architecture Firms: This is a good starting place for finding firms you might approach for internships.
- The American Institute of Architects: The AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for their members in service to society. They carry out their goal through advocacy, information, and community. Go to the Career Stages section of their site and check out Young Architects Forum (YAF) and ARCHcareers.org