Drawing on years of experience guiding eager students along the path to becoming professional architects, Lee Waldrep explains:
What it takes to earn an accredited professional degree in architecture
How to gain experience through an internship
What you need to know to pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
How to choose from among the various design specialties and career options in architecture
Proven ways to find a job in architecture
In his Foreword, Marvin Malecha, FAIA, the 2009 AIA National President and Dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, writes, "In this publication, Lee Waldrep has provided the insights to guide an individual through the many choices available in a career in architecture. Interviews with individuals who have undertaken this journey are useful not only as inspiration but also because the diversity of careers within the profession is well represented. A life in architecture is defined by opportunity and choice. It can be a journey made confusing by the number of curricular choices and the variety of institutional settings and career options. This publication sheds light on the path. Every potential student of architecture will benefit from the guidance."