What to Do with My Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning?

When we are in college, what we most want is to train us to get to work. The problem is not always when we graduated we sure made the right choice, whether the market is in a good time, and the main, what future awaits us in our profession and in the case of Architects and Town Planners, sure is no different.

So to take your questions and help you to learn more about career and labor market in Architecture and Urbanism, Eduardo, owner of office Urban Ode, contributed again with the website for you to know what are the pros and cons this profession so dear and busy. Check it:

Possibilities

An advantage graduating architect and urban planner are the various possibilities of professional performance. If you feel like doing design is not your forte, you can work with execution of works, feasibility studies, technical reports, among other fields.
To be aware of all the alternatives, you can access the resolution of the CAU (Council of Architecture and Urbanism), which regulates the activities that can be performed by architects and urbanists.
Another opportunity is to take advantage of the knowledge gained from college in subjects such as computer graphics and design to work in related areas such as design and even advertising, even if this is not the easiest way, since the graduate students in the area will preference.

A Formal Contract

The floor of the Architect and Urbanist today is R $ 7,480.00, for eight hours worked. You may think this is of great value, which, in fact, for most people it is.
However, what happens in reality is quite different, since few architects have employed a formal contract. The problem happens mainly with who formed recently. It is common for the vast majority earn 3-5 times less for the same eight hours.
Another portion has a formal contract as a designer or something similar. So if you think of enjoying the benefits data for professionals who have a formal contract, suggest looking for jobs in construction companies, large office or public office with special attention to the latter, in which you can have the desired stability.

Possibility of Having Executed Projects

If like me, during the college period you dreamed of having a project his run, professional life can give you that guarantee. Once Architect and Urbanist, depends only on you and opportunities that your skirt design from paper to reality. This is undoubtedly the greatest achievement.
With that comes the possibility of acting positively on the end user daily. Seeing your work tested in practice is encouraging and it is where you start to come across a number of new challenges, such as dealing with materials, budgets and customers. The theoretical knowledge acquires a new meaning and you shall be sure of how crucial were his hours of study.

Difficulty of Dealing with Customers and Find Good Labor

If you have the ability to see their projects executed, you also run the risk of having them uncharacterized. The architect and urban planner relies heavily on third parties to have the work put into practice fully, and a hand unskilled work can ruin any project, since the appreciation of well made finishes is a condition in any good architect.
Therefore, it is very important to be careful and specify the most of the project to reduce the risk of harmful interference. Therefore, it is common architects have already formed teams of professionals you trust.
If the customer should be aware of all the project demand, all the whys of decisions taken should also be aware of their limitations with respect to the project. After all, you can imagine the impact of a flowery armchair in your minimalist environment?!
Well then, once someone is paying for your service, the architect-client relationship should be as clear as possible, and to achieve it a well made budget is necessary, indicating all the services offered, and later a contract with the obligations of each party.

Possibility of Being an Entrepreneur

About to graduate, I had no doubt about what I wanted for my professional future. I never questioned the fact that I wanted to open an office or studio and make ”my” projects, and this is the common way for many young architects.
However, architects are not trained as entrepreneurs, and business vision that was given to me during the academic period was almost nil. The first works are often indications of the family environment and in relation to the next, it is expected that the word of mouth do alone disclosure office.
But it is not always the case and, in my view, we are not prepared to generate our own demand or prospect new customers.
Anyway, as imagined, just describing the pros and cons with a series of personal considerations. However, I hope this post has helped you to clarify your doubts regarding Architecture and Urbanism.
As a final note, I would say that I wish we form professionals increasingly interested in our cities, lacking both architecture as city planning, and the formation of the architect and urban planner, if done well, is beautiful and a unique sensitivity. Do not hesitate, despite any difficulty in indicating the course.

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