Slightly self-righteous rant about Architecture & University...
I understand that schools are programmed in a certain way and guided in a sense that all you are working towards is to get into a decent university, and if you dare mention the word college you might as well get shunned. #Architecture is much the same. They dont teach it in schools, obviously, but what they fail to tell you is that spending 7 years.. 7 YEARS at university to become an 'architect' (and yes, its all literally so you can call yourself an architect, legally) is utterly pointless and a waste of money. Yes some clients may prefer to use an "architect" but i studied building technology for 3 years at college, and had a job at an architecture firm alongside, teaching me the basics and the advanced, and by the end of it and by now, i'm a fully qualified architectural technologist, who CAN design buildings and IS designing buildings. My work subsidised the course, and not only that, i also have 5 years of ACTUAL office experience for my CV. Enough to make you employable by anyone. Evem though i chose to go self-employed i think that people need to realise they don't have to go to university, and have a huge debt to pay off, and waste valuble real-world experience being at a uni campus for 4-7 years. You can get to the same places without it.
Apologies if this offends anyone but experience is valued moreso over qualifications these days. Im not an "Architect" but i do design and build buildings for real people.
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