Careers in Architecture

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Careers in Architecture
The Field of Architecturep. 3
A history of architectural education
The duties of the architect Working conditions for architects
Employment opportunities Job outlook for architects
Types of architectural offices Getting that first job
Starting your own firm
Sample intern job openings
Earnings for architects
Related fields
Firsthand accounts
Preparing for a Career in Architecturep. 17
Types of degrees
Paths to the professional degree
Course of study
The portfolio
Selecting a school Financing your education
Sample programs
Student statistics Skills an architect must have
Training periods
Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
Preparing early
Intern Development Program (IDP)
Intern Development Program (IDP) core competencies
Residential, Commercial, and Institutional Architecturep. 37
Sample job listings
Firsthand accounts
Historic Preservationp. 51
Preservation categories
Related fields
Architectural conservators
Architectural historians
Historic interior designers
Associations involved with historic preservation Firsthand accounts
Teaching Architecturep. 63
Job outlook for architecture faculty
Who teaches architecture Faculty responsibilities
Salaries for architecture faculty Training for university faculty
Finding that job
Sample job listings
Firsthand account
Related Fields
Landscape Architecturep. 75
Working conditions
Employment figures
Job outlook Training for landscape architects
Skills needed for landscape architecture
Intern landscape architects
Self-employment Related fields
Job hunting
Sample job listings
Salaries for landscape architects
Firsthand accounts
Engineeringp. 95
Engineering specializations
Possible employers
Training for engineers
Getting started and advancing
Sample program
Salaries for engineers
Job outlook
Continuing education for engineers
Sample job listings
Firsthand account
Urban and Regional Planningp. 109
Working conditions for planners
Employment figures Job outlook
Training for planners
Sample job listings Firsthand account
Construction and Cost Estimationp. 119
Duties of construction managers
Training for construction managers
Certification for construction managers
Salaries for construction managers and contractors
Job outlook for construction managers
Duties of cost estimators
Training for cost estimators
Certification for cost estimators
Salaries for cost estimators
Job outlook for cost estimators
Sample job listing
Firsthand accounts
More Firsthand Accounts from the Fieldp. 137
Professional Associationsp. 151
Further Readingp. 173
Accredited Training Programs for Architecture in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canadap. 177
Accredited Programs in Landscape Architecturep. 199
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