Many people think it is difficult to find work in the art and design fields, but there are many benefits you can reap by pursuing a career in architecture, especially since the real estate market in the United States is better than it has been in a long time. Here are some of the rewards of working in the architecture field.

A Creative Challenge

There are many moving parts an architectural project. You are constantly thinking about building materials, lighting, shapes, and all of the other details that go into project. After all the thought you put into creating a space, there is something inherently rewarding about seeing your creation come to life. For many, architecture is their calling. It can be extremely satisfying to know you are doing what you are meant to do.

Collaboration with People Who Share Your Passion

As with many creative careers, collaboration is at the heart of architecture and design. It is an opportunity to work with other creative professionals, from interior designers to other architects. It is also a great opportunity to form friendships with people you will likely have a lot in common with.

Leaving a Mark on Your Community

When your idea becomes a physical structure, you have created something that people will be able to enjoy and admire for generations. There’s a high probability that many of your buildings will still be standing long after you are gone.

Making the World a Better Place to Live

There are many avenues you can take with architecture that can benefit your community. Designs like shared housing helps make housing more affordable. It also helps solve generational housing problems by offering elders an opportunity to age in place through co-housing with younger generations in the same multi-family space. Communal spaces give neighbors a safe place to gather and socialize. Hospitals and charitable organizations provide numerous community services that enhance quality of life. Meanwhile, all of design choices also affect the plan. Consider this: You can build the community you want to live in. There is something empowering about that.

Be Independent

One of the biggest benefits is that you don’t have to work for a large firm to be successful. You might think that if you start your own business, you’ll have to settle for small residential design projects, but you can own your own business and still work on big projects. There are independent architects who work on skyscrapers. Architecture is one of the few fields where you can be your own boss and still compete with large firms for contracts.

A career in architectural presents you with the opportunity to do what you love, while giving you creative freedom to express yourself. You also get a chance to help others in your community, collaborate with imaginative professionals, and participate in community. Few other fields offer the same rewards as architecture.

 

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