Posted by oopmahs27 on July 24, 2003 at 21:49:35:
obviously the tone in this forum is very negative. i pointed out in another post that someone once wrote architects are dogs. I really pity the person who stumbles in here. Naïve students, like me, would probably want to cry because they’d think their time and money spent on studying has been a waste. And perfectly satisfied and employed architects would probably want a career change after reading several theories of architects going extinct in the future.
But there are a few here who remain optimistic about a life in architecture. There are a few who can endure incompetent employers and unpredictable clients and flawed firms. There are a few who can look beyond the meager paycheck and enjoy the finished product and the learning experience!
To these people I give thanks for. Their honest and optimistic words encouraged me to dare to take a chance with architecture. I have recently enrolled in an architecture class. Truth be told, the work is tedious, boring, and if slightly off by one eighteenth of a degree… completely useless. The environment is fast-paced and the people are competitive and grumpy. And the criticism… ouch!
But to walk out of that studio every night for the past 3 weeks, knowing I have done good work… and learned sooo much….. all the competition, all the frustration, all the paper cuts, all the criticism, all the ink spills, all the all-nighters….it’s all worth it!
I’m not as eloquent as some others here in the forum but it can’t be that hard to say:
Architecture does have a future! There is a life in architecture!
So thanks to all those people who encourages everyone to continue the search for the ultimate sense of achievement.
*however am still foggy about the various fields of architecture. what is architectural engineering? how is it different from architecture. what kind of classes should i take to prepare for architectural engineering? Again, I’ll really appreciate all the advice!
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