Careers in Architecture

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in architecture? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Architecture Careers

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If buildings grab your interest and you ponder over the specifics of their design, you might be prime material for the field of architecture.

One of the clearest job paths in architecture is that of an architect, who designs buildings–both inside and out–for others to build or renovate. An architect has to keep many things in mind while designing a building such as sustainability, accessibility, and the surrounding buildings.

But the road to becoming an architect is a long one. Potential architects must complete a bachelor’s degree in architecture followed by a fifth year of study (or a master’s degree in architecture), then complete a training period before passing a licensing exam.

When you do pass the licensing exam (which varies from state to state), you can practice architecture. Here are a few places you might work:

Since architecture is both an art and a science, courses in art and the sciences are useful, particularly in drawing, photography, computer science, and physics. An understanding of spatial relationships will only help you in developing your skills. Sharpen your computer skills as well, as computer-aided drawing programs are used on a day to day basis.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Architecture



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Hanley Wood - Washington, DC based Hanley Wood is “the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industries.”

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Editorial InternWashington, DC
Digital Content InternWashington, DC
Database DeveloperHouston, TX
.NET DeveloperHouston, TX
Field Research AssociateDallas, TX
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Chicago Architecture Foundation - Chicago Architecture Foundation is a non-profit organization that is “devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation.”

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Vedere - Vedere is a New York, NY based company that offers “an online design community and global marketplace unlike any other.”

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No current job openings.






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Sapphos Environmental - Sapphos Environmental is a Pasadena, CA based environmental consulting company that specializes in planning, resource management, and environmental compliance.

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Accounting AssistantPasadena, CA
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Rockwell Group - Rockwell Group doesn’t list jobs, but they do say “if you are passionate, creative, smart, hardworking, and looking for your next challenge,” you should apply.

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Public Architecture - Public Architecture a very cool non-profit, and certainly one that an architecturally minded new grad might want to work for.

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Rumsey Engineers - Rumsey is hiring new engineering graduates for jobs such as Energy Modeler, Energy Analyst, HVAC Design Engineer, and Plumbing Engineer.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation - The National Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization that saves America's historic places, is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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J.P. Franzen Associates Architects - Franzen Architects is looking to hire an Intern Architect (intern has a different meaning in architecture) who is driven to become a licensed architect.

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No current job openings.

Wet Design

WET Design - WET Design is the industry leader in creating water-based environments and experiences, and they are looking for top performers to join their team.

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