Architecture as a Career

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Architecture is crucial to everyday life. Without it, we would have no warm houses to live in, no office to go to work in, no school to learn at, or no mall to shop at. We wouldn't have the nice computer or tv, because they would be ruined the second it starts to rain. All the major advances in technology are protected by architecture. It truly is a major part of life. Architecture is one of the vast subjects that is very hard to define. The technical definition is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. That could include the design of any built environment, structure or object, from town planning, urban design and landscape architecture to furniture and objects. It also is defined as the manipulation of shapes, forms, space and light to change our environment. One of the most famous definitions of architecture was stated by French architect Le Corbuiser. "Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of forms under the light." (Vers une architecture, 1923) The number of definitions of architecture are countless, but in summary, architecture is the design of the shelters that make humans able to survive. A career in architecture requires much work and schooling, for a architect's decisions can affect the public's safety. For that reason, architects must earn a license before being able to practice. To earn this license, one must first achieve a university degree in architecture. Once this is accomplished, the degreed person will find a practicum, or internship, and work in that for two to three years. Last but not least, the candidate will take a Registration Examination or a series of exams, and, if passed, he or she will receive their license. After receiving their license, a architect must slowly climb their way up to the top of the architectures. An architecture firm may take a recently licensed architect and give them…...

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