Becoming an Architect
There is more than one path to become an architect. In the United States, most students interested in architecture obtain a professional degree from an architecture program that is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Students may also attend a two-year college or earn bachelor's degrees in other subjects. However, those students must obtain an accredited degree in order to meet the educational requirement. Please visit the section on the "Architecture Education" for more information.
Generally speaking, a person becomes an architect by completing the following actions:
These three actions correspond with the "Three E's" of architecture: Education, Experience and Examination. Please note that these three activities do not necessarily occur in a linear fashion.
The requirements in Canada are similar and are monitored by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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