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5 Steps to Becoming an Architect

5 Steps to Becoming an Architect

Steve Berman | Art Bistro

Step Two: Study Outside the Classroom

Good architects share one crucial characteristic — they’re passionate about the field, and will explore and talk about it no matter where they are. When they travel, they don’t just take in the tourist attractions, they study the overall look of the city they’re in and examine specific buildings of interest.

Architects are constantly checking out the latest trends both here and abroad, reading magazines and books on the subject and practicing their sketching and drawing skills. While all that time in the classroom serves to teach architecture students the nuts and bolts of design and construction, only an active imagination and keen observation skills can produce a well-rounded, creative architect.

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