Architecture: How to Improve in Your Role
Architecture can be both a challenging and exciting career, which could allow one to travel the world and open a window to endless opportunities.
Even though it can an enjoyable and creative career, it takes a lot of work to get to the point of being good at your job, as well as becoming efficient and delivering top quality work according to the construction project’s schedule.
If you want to become an architect, the educational requirements may vary between having a diploma and preferably, a bachelor’s degree and while it can be interesting to visit the construction sites of the projects you’ve drafted, most professionals spend their time working from the office.
5 Essential Tips for Becoming a Better Architect
Learn how to sketch – Find the perfect open space that is comfortable for you to sit down and sketch at and then practice hand-sketching daily. Since sketching is considered an architect’s main communication skill, perfecting this important skill, which could allow your career to excel even further.
Be ready to deal with criticism – In construction, or any other professional environment, any career that is remotely related to creativity, includes a lot of criticism, which is why it should never be taken seriously. For an architect, critique must be welcomed as it enhances your ability to learn and grow.
Step out of your office – As an architect, you’ll spend most of the time indoors and in front of, either your computer or your sketchbook at your desk, so be ready to stay out a lot. However, this can often discourage many office-bound professionals. By making regular visits to the construction site, you and engaging with fellow professionals, you’ll be able to carry our your role far more efficiently.
Consult your consultants regularly – As an architect, you’ve reached the professional status of, “I’m a professional and I should know what I’m doing at all times,” however, there’s always space to improve and learn more from others. Besides, even asking for advice from those around you in the office, could help you gain insight on what to do next or rectify whatever it is that can be improved.
Be bold and take risks – If you have something to add to a construction project, perhaps an idea, then add it or speak up. Architects as professionals are not passive individuals, but are confident in their role, should be able to provide feedback, advise clients and most importantly, resolve issues.
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