Architecture is a professional discipline, it deals with the design, supervision and erection of structures ranging from residential to commercial down to industrial.
Architects are usually regarded as the left brain genius who visualize the world in 3 dimensions.
The following are the reasons you should consider studying architecture;
1) its an evergreen field: shelter has been one of the basic needs of man right from creation. People will continue to build till the world ends
2) its flexible: Architecture helps you to creative. As an architect, you are a creator and you are allowed to flex your creativity.
3) its raises your status: people look at you from a different point of view just because you are an architect. You command respect from studying architecture
4) It pays: you start making money even while in school. If you're the type that doesn't have people to sponsor you, then you should consider studying architecture because you will be making a whole lot of money to cater for your needs
5) It doesn't require you to read for Africa: unlike medicine where you have to read big textbooks. Architecture is about graphics, design and creativity and if am not mistaken, we are in the age of creativity, the age where "what can you do" is the question you will be asked by interviewers.
6) its marketable all over the globe: You can get a job from UK while in Nigeria. You can get a Job from any where in the world.
7) Architecture is eternal: it is the only course that will be practiced even in heaven. The mansion that Jesus talked about in heaven will someday need renovation and architects will be call upon for the job. Doctors will be jobless because there will be no sick people in heaven.
Are you an architect? or an architecture student? Kindly share your experience or opinion with us
True about Architecture it pushes you to be creative, you can even learn other things in architecture like interior design, graphic artist e.t.c, concerning the reading aspect, it is so true about architecture, so many times you find serious gamers in architecture. Architecture also enables you to be confident and good at speech giving, imagine having to defend a project every semester.
Creativity lies in architecture, but there are many other creative courses out there, don't forget you'd also fight with the institution to give you this course cause they'll still put you elsewhere when you apply
There are actually other courses that brings out the creativity in you, so don't limit it to just architecture, not neglecting the fact that there are innovations (Artificial Intelligence) that can make you work as an architect more easy and it does the creative part for you.
You are not far from the truth, every average architect are creative thinkers. One amazing thing about an architect is imagination, before they start to create anything, they imagine the picture first. It's their slogan that "if you can see it then you can create it"
Architectural work is actually beauty of its own,where mind blowing designs are made, and this is why Nigeria government need to see the beauty in what Nigerian architect can do because most of them give their best to the white men.I stand for creativity!!
I am a 300 level student of Architecture and I must say that so far Architecture is the most difficult course to study in the university. The complexities involved are just too overwhelming.
The course requires inputs of money(for materials e.g paper, pencils, pen, tracing paper, ink pen, drawing instruments etc) and time(most works under Architecture consume a lot of time and energy from the students).
This is from a student's perspective.
From a practicing architect's perspective, it is also very tough and time and energy consuming.
This is great and awesome I never knew that architecture is a nice course and it will be eternal and has all this amazing benefits. All this points are valid and interesting and it makes me to develop passion for the discipline. Even though am not a science study I will really like to study the course.
Originally I chose it because it's a very creative profession, plus the fact that you could have something that you've designed realised in real life. ... We spend most of our lives in buildings – through architecture you can influence the way people live their lives for the better.
Architecture is nice but alot of what they do has been taken over by softwares. So i do not think it is as lucrative as the writer puts it. Any one that has some basic engineering knowledge can do what they can do also.
Architecture truly is a beautiful and interesting course that makes one to think outside of the box and be creative. Architecture has helped the structural development of our nation. It’s helped to build modern day structures, bridges even roads. The importance of architecture cannot be left out as it is part of our everyday lives
I agree , architecture is regarded to be a course or discipline which helps an individual to explore the most out of his or her creativity. Being an architect earns you alot of money even when still being a student because shelter is essential for living and it is something the world cannot do without. Kudos to all architects out there
I strongly agree about this fact concerning the decipline "Architect",...i have an architecture brother, though he is just done with his OND(Ordinary National Diploma), but i can attest to the fact that he has been handling building projects already...and its a bigger advantage to someone like me...its indeed a great course
Truth be told, architecture is really a good course to study but then it not everybody that is going to be an architect, we can't all do the same thing, if we do, who will do the rest? I love the creativity in architecture, my fiance is architect, mhen!! That guy is so creative, and they are always brainy and thinks very fast.
Sincerely architecture is a very good and creative course we have in Nigerian Institution but most of our Admission seekers are not looking into it at all.
Let us go down to the Environmental Courses in general like Survey and Geo- Informatics, Quantity Surveying,Urban and regional planning,Industrial design and a lot of them to be mentioned
Truly architecture is a creative and beautiful course and it makes one think wide...tho it can be time and money consuming but when you get deep into it,you wouldn't have passion for any other course again....I am a student of architecture so I'm talking from experience