Architecture as a Profession

By: Deepika Bansal

Architecture is creativity personified as it is the most visual form of artistry and design. It is one of the creative professions like fashion designing, interior designing, jewelry designing, copywriting, content writing, animation, etc. You may say architecture is structure designing though it is much more than that.

Architecture is a very unique field as compared to other fields of design. Here, you need a perfect mix of knowledge, expertise and creativity whereas an artistic mind may suffice for other professions. Creativity can only be seen in various forms of art and craft and architecture is definitely one of them.

Jobs in architecture provide a wide base for the people with a good expressional value. An architect is the person responsible for the layout of the enormous structures- be it a temple or a residential complex or a shopping mall or a parliamentary building or a corporate office or anything at all. This profession brings with it a lot of responsibility and accountability as design and execution are your key duties. You can even attain popularity and set benchmarks for the coming generation of architects.

A career in architecture is very promising and lucrative as it opens many doors of opportunities towards a successful professional life. One of the greatest benefits of pursuing an architectural job is that an individual gets to exert his creative prowess while being resourceful and innovative. Another very interesting feature about pursuing architecture as a profession is that it is a vast field with various branches. It includes landscape designing, township planning, interior designing, naval architecture and construction management.

The fact that construction industry is so dynamic in itself and is touching new heights everyday adequately explains the craze of architecture jobs among the youth. Architecture is an exciting and glamorous industry that asks for lot of patience, intelligence and of course, creativity. It needs hard work, awareness of the architectures on world platform as well as right analytical and mathematical abilities. It includes the designs of integrated townships, commercial buildings, house designs and many more structures.

Some of the skills required to enter the profession of architecture include physical stamina, high degree of concentration level, flexibility, team spirit, originality, conceptual skills, aesthetic values, a holistic perception of people, places, objects and events.

Jobs in architecture can be found in different fields like the Department of the Railways, National Institutes of Urban Affairs, Town and Country Planning Organization etc. You can also apply in Government and developing agencies like Public Works Department (PWD), Post and Telegraph, National Building Organization and Housing and Urban Development Corporations. In addition to this, architecture jobs can be looked for with architecture and building development firms or private construction organizations. Some of the vacancies related to architecture are:
-Interior designers
-Site incharge
-Project manager
-Design manager
-CAD executive
-Senior manager
-Architecture executive
-Integrated architecture developers
-Lead technical architect
-Land surveyor
-Informatica architect
-Technical coordinator
-Building Researcher
-Marine architect
-Architectural journalist

Jobs in architecture are not associated only with designing building but also with making them secure and economical. Voluminous investments in the real estate sector are being recorded year after year, increasing the demand for construction and architecture experts. Earlier, the scope of architecture in India seemed limited but it has grown substantially due to the boom in construction industry. But, the number of architects have not grown as much as they are needed, thus, creating a huge gap between their demand and supply.

Architecture is a highly competitive field and has optimistic prospects in coming future. Jobs in architecture are available both in residential and commercial sector and in private as well as government companies.

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Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of, the no.1 job portal in India.She writes on topics like Architecture Jobs, relieving job stress and increasing work concentration.

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