Architecture

WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?



  • Architecture is a very popular course among students in India. It is a combination of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. It is a careful study of the complex design and structure of a building. The term 'architecture' is used to describe buildings and other physical structures.
  • A program in Architecture develops a highly visual, creative, technical and design-based skill set in a candidate. It teaches the style of design and method of constructing.

EDUCATION FOR ARCHITECTS


  • Employment of architects is projected to grow 4 percent over the next ten years, slower than the average for all occupations.
  • Architects are expected to be needed to make plans and designs for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and other structures. Many school districts and universities are expected to build new facilities or renovate existing ones. In addition, demand is expected for more healthcare facilities as the baby-boomer population ages and as more people use healthcare services.
  • Demand for architects with a knowledge of “green design,” also called sustainable design, is expected to continue. Architects should be needed to design buildings and structures that efficiently use resources, such as energy and water conservation; reduce waste and pollution; and apply environmentally friendly design, specifications, and materials.

JOB PROSPECTS FOR ARCHITECTS


  • With a high number of students graduating with degrees in architecture, strong competition for internships and jobs is expected.
  • Employment of architects is strongly tied to the activity of the construction industry. Therefore, these workers may experience periods of unemployment when there is a slowdown in requests for new projects or when the overall level of construction falls.

CAREERS RELATED TO ARCHITECTS


  • Most architects earn their degree through a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree program. Many earn a master's degree in architecture, which can take 1 to 5 additional years. The time required depends on the extent of the student's previous education and training in architecture.
  • A typical bachelor's degree program includes courses in architectural history and theory, building design with an emphasis on computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), structures, construction methods, professional practices, math, physical sciences, and liberal arts.
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
    Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.
  • Civil Engineers
    Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
    Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
  • Construction Managers
    Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.
  • Drafters
    Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings. Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.
  • Industrial Designers
    Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and usability of products when developing new product concepts.
  • Interior Designers
    Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
  • Landscape Architects
    Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, businesses, private homes, and other open areas.
  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians
    Surveying and mapping technicians collect data and make maps of the Earth's surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps. They both assist surveyors and cartographers and photogrammetrists.
  • Surveyors Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects.
  • Urban and Regional Planners
    Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

HIGHEST PAID ARCHITECTURE FIRMS


  •  Architect. Wipro. ₹1,726,200/yr. 24 salaries.
  •  Architect. IBM. ₹2,100,000/yr. 10 salaries.
  •  Architect. Nokia. ₹2,123,957/yr. 9 salaries.
  •  Architect. Mindtree. ₹1,850,000/yr.
  •  Architect. Robert Bosch India. ₹1,573,038/yr.
  •  Architect. Honeywell. ₹2,822,000/yr.
  •  Architect. Symphony Teleca. ₹1,751,200/yr.
  •  Architect. Cisco Systems. ₹2,800,000/yr.

OPPORTUNITY IN ARCHITECT INDUSTRY


As per the subject of specialization and years of experience, an architect has different designations, architecture designer, architect, architecture engineer, interior designer, and consultant. There is immense growth opportunity for an architect. Some of the government organizations recruiting architects are:

  •  The Archaeological Department
  •  Public Works Department
  •  National Building Organization
  •  Ministry of Defense
  •  Town and Country Planning Organization
  •  Departments of Railways
  •  National Institute of Urban Affairs
  •  Public Sector Undertakings
  •  Post and Telegraphs
  •  National Building Construction Corporation Ltd.
  •  Housing and Urban Development Corporation

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