Looking for an entry level job or internship in architecture? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
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.
|Development Technical Lead (Performance Engineering)|
Freddie Mac Mc Lean, VA
|Payload Mixed Signal Engineer - TS/SCI Cleared|
SAIC Chantilly, VA
Fairfax County Government Fairfax, VA
Lessard Design Arlington, VA
The Encompass Group Arlington, VA
|Architect / Architectural Designer|
Jonathan Nehmer + Associates and HVS Design Arlington, VA
|Architectural Project Manager|
McKnight International Arlington, VA
|Project Manager - Architecture|
Powers Brown Architecture Arlington, VA
Fannie Mae Reston, VA
|Senior Structural Engineer|
Structural Rehabilitation Group, LLC Montgomery Village, MD
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