What Tech. Class Would i have too Take to be a Architect?

Wood Work
Hellpp ?
OMG im in Yr 9 aswell and we takeing our Gcse early type thing And i took Graphic i was just makeing sure that was the right one too pick BUT IM NOT GOOD AT MATHS 🙁 Do i need too be good ?

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9 Responses to “What Tech. Class Would i have too Take to be a Architect?”

  1. happy said:

    ask a careers advisor. connexions have online advisors. go on the website

  2. Connor W said:

    You could take either wood working or the best one to take would be CADD (computer aided drafting and design)

  3. Miley ツ said:

    i got told to take techie(woodwork) and graphic comunications(Cadd)

  4. Nish said:

    OMG! i wanna become an architect as well, but in Britain, i’m in year 9, and we start our GCSE’s early and i also chose AS Product Design which my tech teacher told me basically covers all the stuff you have above. but Graphics would be the one you need for architecture!
    NIsh ^_^

  5. arvaamita said:

    Uh, it depends I guess.

    I work for a Architect and have for 10 years – My dream was to be one – I guess the best classes to take would be anything drawing – computer or paper and wood work (though you won’t really use it in the field, its nice to have a small background in it) Take a drafting class – most schools offer them – that was the biggest help for me.

    I hope you figure it out – good luck with your goal. This field is a lot of fun and I am sure you’ll love it! Just don’t give up!

  6. Been There said:

    It’s not a single class, it’s a degree program. Schools like Cal Poly have very good architecture programs, as well as many state universities. Architecture is a discipline involving advanced mathematics, engineering, layout and design, structural engineering, and many other rigorous academic disciplines. I suggest you go to an architectural firm, sit down with a journeyman architect, tell them you are interested in what they do, and ask them about their schooling. It may be something right for you, it may be beyond your academic capability, but you’ll never know if the only people you ask are on Yahoo! Answers. Talk to some real architects. I’ll tell you, I started in college with the aspiration of studying architecture, but found I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would, and ultimately changed programs.

    I do have a concern that you may not fully understand what an architect is or does. What on earth would textiles, wood work, and electronics have to do with architecture? Even graphics is pushing it. If you want to do Computer Aided Drafting (more the realm of industrial engineering and design), that would make more sense. Architects design structures. That includes not just the walls, but the electrical lines/conduits, plumbing, HVAC layout, and many other seemingly less noticeable aspects of creating a building, home, or other structure.

    Maybe you need to do a little more research into what exactly it is that you think you want to do.

  7. Bilbo said:

    Graphics is probably the best bet.

    Architects spend a lot of time explaining their ideas to people who generally don’t understand architectural drawings so anything that develops communication skills is a good thing.

    Technical drafting (CAD) is useful but most architects worth their salt have draftsmen to do all that so they can do the fun bit (designing buildings). Being able to draw by hand (on the back of a menu or serviette) is a talent well worth having, I’ve always found.

    You would be expected to be numerate but it’s only basic stuff like planning out dimensions – anything complicated like structures (bending moments, modulus of elasticity and all that jive) is something you employ a structural engineer for. Ditto services design.

    The important thing is to be interested in buildings, and how things go together generally and have a creative approach to problem solving. With the increasing emphasis on the environment an understanding of the guiding principles of low carbon design is useful. An ability to work as part of a team is also useful. Gone are the Good Old Days of Frank Lloyd Wright designing the whole shebang (down to the cutlery) on a commission him/herself.

  8. gbreadmann said:

    I don’t know what your school’s cirriculum looks like, but here are some names:

    Technical Drawing
    Drafting and Design
    CAD (Computer Aided Drafting/Design)
    Graphics Design (ability to draw your results)

    Learning as much math, especially geometry and trigonometry, will help in structural support understanding. Science (chemistry, physics, etc.) will also help you understand the building materials involved, as well as their structural limitations.

    The woodworking professor might also be able to give you some tips about what types of wood make great building materials. An Architecture degree (typically a 5 year cirriculum in college) takes a significant amount of time and effort, but it is also in very high demand.

  9. kizzster81 said:

    Hi u would have to do wood occupations that’ss whatI’mm doing nowI’mm in my first year and doing a diploma with carpentry and joinery and loving it but ive got to do another 2 years so that i can bequalifiedd and work on site but i want to do architecture butthat’ss in my third year just was wondering if you have done any wood work before well if u have good one u all ive got to say is enjoy it cus its well good and good luck in the future xxxxx


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