7 Reasons Why You Should Study Architecture

Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures.

Architecture is about the making of places where people spend their lives. Architects are not just concerned with the exterior and interior design of a building, but the environment as a whole. Architecture is mostly about human beings living in a “better” way then before. Social sciences and psychology is as important as nanotechnology and sustainable materials…

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There is an important questions that needs to be asked. Why study Architecture in the first place? What are the merits of choosing Architecture as a career over other professions? And what could be the compromises and trade-offs an Architecture student might have to make to achieve success?

Here are the 7 reasons that could convince anyone to take up Architecture as a profession…

1. An Architect is a sort of an inventor. Like an inventor who goes about making and designing new gadgets, you go around designing new buildings. Architecture is a very satisfying profession You’ll get a tremendous sense of delight after your concepts on paper transform into real buildings. You’ll know the joy of creation in this field of Architecture…

2. A course in Architecture is a lot of fun. Unlike traditional colleges where you must slog yourself in study halls and libraries, reading and writing all the time, a course in Architecture gives you the liberty to use the right side of your brain, the creative part. You get a lot of opportunities to showcase your creativity and ingenuity while designing structures.

3. Architecture is a very high paying field. Once you get through the course and pass out with good grades, you’d be pursued by large firms looking for fresh talent and new ideas. And compared to most other fields, Architects make a lot more money.

4. It is easy to define Architecture but the word has far deeper meaning than it implies. While you study Architecture, you get to study various fields of human endeavor, including Art, History, Material Science, Physics, Engineering… anything and everything that can help improve the living environment of human beings. It is the most diverse subject you can find. And yet, this field attracts the most creative and romantic minds in the world.

5. The work of an Architect one of the most challenging and enjoyable imaginable. Every building is different. Every project is different. There is absolutely no monotony in life. The thrill and the challenge of work is exhilarating to say the least.

6. If you’re the kind of guy (or gal) who likes to work with his (or her) hands, then Architecture is the right profession for you.  In Architecture study course, you get to work with your hands. Its not just about reading and writing all the time, but you must have a hands-on approach on many assignments. Building scale models, making surveys, talking to people… its a very active field.

7. Architecture may sound like a 9 to 5 office job, but its not. Its a lot more than that. Even as a student of Architecture, you get to work on real-life problems of designing functional buildings. If you like to hit the road every now and then, you’re in for some luck. In this profession, you get to travel a lot. You have to put your feet on the ground, and visit construction sites.


Times Online in UK has published a very thought-provoking and interesting article about the perils of choosing Architecture. It is titled Who would want to be an architecture student? A very interesting read indeed.

In that article, Tom Dyckhoff has laid down in detail the problems faced by architecture students after they graduate. Architecture is a high profile field. We see the symbols of architecture everywhere around us. It is a “cool” career choice. But there isn’t enough demand for Architects. Due to the current housing recession, salaries have dropped, and they are considerably lower than those in the Medical or Dental fields.

It is true that architecture students work very hard to get that “edge” over others. They work day and night, often with little sleep, just so they can design the best project portfolio. But it doesn’t really pay off. Life of an architecture student is hard.

616 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why You Should Study Architecture”

  1. i’m about to finish year 12 and i want to study architecture in college but i’m not good at art.. would that be a problem?
    if i don’t get into architecture i plan to get into forensic investigation. but if being bad at drawing is not a problem then i will consider architecture as my career.

    • Hello Safa,
      More than being good at handy work like drawing, you have gotto be a creative person. If your drawing is not good, but if you are a really creative and imaginative person, then this is the career you should go for. You can cope up with the design problems if you are good at computers. But good sketching does help a lot. It really is very important.
      So, All the best ! And choose what you really think you are interested in and would want to pursue for your entire life… 🙂

      • Hello everyone …

        i m doing my b.arch fro nit jaipur . After my graduation i want to opt for mba . can architecture students opt for mba prog.. please guide me . hope for a positive response ,thanks in advance

        • Hello Shashank,
          Architecture students can opt for MBA after graduation but that would take you out of the field. Architects opt for MBA for two reasons:
          1) They no longer want to practice Architecture
          2) They want to make use of management skills in Architecture which could include (time and finance management)

          It depends on your perspective of how you would want to make use of it. IN my opinion, it would be better for an Architecture to go for Masters in Construction Management rather than MBA.
          Take your decisions wisely so that it keeps your career on the right track.
          All the best!
          Cheers 🙂

      • Hi, I’m 15 and i’m really interested in architecture and would like to pursue it as a career, can you tell me what subjects i have to study in school for that? Also, i really want to study in UK but i’ve been told that architectural courses arent that good there, is that true? If so, what is the best place to study it?

  2. Hate to break it to you but this is absolute bs. Entry level architects only make around 25k on average and at these tough times, it is VERY difficult to find a job. Major in Structural Engineering instead.

  3. im abt 16 yrs old turning 17 and im taking up bs-architecture….

    well, yes its very fun to study architecture. I passed my major subjects like theory of arch., design, visual techinique, graphics… but there is only 2 subjects that im afraid that i failed and that is math (college algeb and trigonometry) i know its part of architecture but i think i will fail my course.

    btw im now a freshmen college.

  4. Im about getting into architecture… and i loved reading this but it also comes into my mind, if i would find job quickly enought after i get graduated…
    what do u think??

    • Hello Priscilla,
      Architecture is an intense and amazing field… But right now, the present picture is pretty grave. The construction market is pretty much tight and new freshers in Architecture have been finding it very difficult to settle with a good job.
      But if you are exceptionally talented and good at design, noone can stop you from reaching the top…
      All the very best of Luck!!
      Cheers 🙂

  5. Avoid at all costs if you plan to work in the UK as the job of an architect is poorly paid, extremely dull, totally insecure and is the only profession I know where people to get excited about securing a job working for the council! Noone uses architects anymore, even in boom times – house builders just repeat the same awful, shoe box designs over and over again that were knocked up by a technician. Choose anything else as architecture will just depress you if you have any brains at all. Try computer programming – it’s a lot more interesting and creative. Or, like the other chap said civil engineering. You have been warned (I wish I had).

    • Yes, the best creative people find architecture too restrictive and end up doing fine arts, and living life in poverty. Life is sad for us super creative individuals who prefer freedom and autonomy as opposed to be “guided” by managers or having to take into account suggestions from clients who have no artistic abilities. The banality of architecture is for either super creative people who are way too IDEALISTIC, and become crushed or dull as they age. Or those who wish they were creative, learn design elements and have talent in buisness. The second type of person does well in architecture in this modern day.

  6. hello ,
    I’m mahek qureshi i am in sci fyjc nw..i want to b an architect as i am very good at art.i am a certified ar.i am creative and i like to make things in my own way and i hate making things common.i am confused that which field i should choose under archtectue?
    plz help me!

    • Hello Mahek,
      Since you are really excellent at art; Architecture is a great field for you… I am sure you will also be good at little bit of calculations… If you are, then you will very well be able to cope up with the subjects in Architecture.

      Well, choosing a field under Architecture would come after you are done with your B.arch. There are three categories in B.arch degree from which you could choose one:
      B.arch (Regular) in construction
      B.arch in Landscape Design
      B.arch in Interior Design

      The choice of selection of the category under Architecture is up to you…
      All the best!


      • hellow this is karthik , from csiit institute it is hyderabad ,if u take id , landscape , regular , upto three years we have same subjects ……in 4rth year the subjects will change ,,,not only the art can make u as a architect, it is totaly the creative field ,we should do our job not for the sake of money ,, i f money is the mater in any field we can earn ,the one only architecture we can help to our enviorment and globle warming …. i dooo , u ?

        • Hello Karthik,
          What you are saying is absolutely correct. That is why I say, a person who is creative and has the passion for being an Architect can only accomplish something great in life. As a matter of fact, money is very important in life. It is not everything but ofcourse it is a lot of things. That’s entirely a different discussion.
          We are looking at Architecture with a creative perspective where people could learn, teach and invent….!
          I wish you all the very best for your career as an Architect…!

          Cheers 🙂

  7. diosssssssssss pero que les pasa a algunos de ustedes solo pienzan en ser asalariados o empleados de alguna empresa con esa carrera la carrera de la arquitectura es la que mueve al mundo,,, nosotros somos los que constrimos al mundo,, no piensen solo en ser asalariados,,, piensen grande piensen mas alla de ser los arquitectos de una empresa y tenga su propia empresapueden empesar en el sertor de asesoramiento vamos piensen en grande despues o antes que se graduen,,, vamos,,,

  8. I’m fifteen and becoming an architect is looking like the best career choice for me as I really love how varied the whole career is. I’m an all-round person in my studies. However I’m pretty worried because although I’m good at art, math and am interested in architecture, I don’t think that I’m very creative at all. Do you think that I should still be an architect? And could you please suggest other career choices similar to architecture for me to take a look at either way? Thanks

    • Architects can make a lot of money after they get popular. Quantity surveyors get heavy salaries if they join a good company unlike architects. If you are a creative person then you should go for architecture because that is the field you would love to be in and if you are only interested in making money then probably you will have to struggle lesser. Its upto you to decide. Whether you would want to take up something that you love or go for something only to make money…

      Cheers 🙂

  9. I’m fifteen and becoming an architect is looking like the best career choice for me as I really love how varied the whole career is. However I’m pretty worried because although I’m good at art, math and am interested in architecture, I don’t think that I’m very creative. Do you think that I should still be an architect? And could you please suggest other career choices similar to architecture for me to take a look at either way?

    • Hello Anuja,
      I am glad to see your interest in the field of Architecture… If you are really good at Art, you will learn to be creative if you are not…
      This particular course arouses the creative genius hidden inside an individual… And I am pretty sure, this career would prove to be a good one for you.

      I don’t think there are any other careers that are similar to Architecture… But if you are looking at careers that involve lot of drawing and painting and other arts then you would rather go for Fine Arts.

      All the best of Luck! Take care.


  10. Hi, I have a BA in Anthropology and am considering learning either Interior Design or Architecture. There is a course at the Technion for BA-holders that will give me a certificate in Interior Design after 4 semesters of 2x/ week meetings, which means that I would still be able to old a job (I’m 34).
    I would love to learn Architecture but I can’t learn higher math – would this be a barrier?
    There are many porly-designed apartments here in Israel, and I am constantly re-designing them in my head, so I think Architechture or Interior Design would be a good choice for me, as they are careers where I could use my creativity and also earna salary. What do you think?

    • Well Shira, if you are creative enough, then probably you should go ahead with your decision to enter Interior Designing… That would definitely be a good choice for your career.
      All the best!

    • Shira hi
      I’m in Israel too and am struggling with the same question. To do interior design or go for the tougher route- architecture. I too am awful at math and am terrified of physics. But I constantly think about building design and how much nicer things could be. I already do occasional interior design work- though I’ve never studied- and realize I have a lot more to learn. What did you decide in the end? Where did you study?

  11. Well I must say that a lot of things said here are BS. “A course in Architecture is a lot of fun.” – Wrong! After some weeks, you will find that you lost all your free time, when the rest of the world and students still have a normal life, because u will have to expend extra time doing scale models,drawing plants by hand with ink (first and 2nd year my college imposed this!). When all other students has normal study time during year,some months before exams…u must work all year, every day or you wont accomplish any project since u have to deliver so many things every day !!!Your work must be updated every day to show to your teacher…that’s hard as hell!!!Goodbye cinema,dating and dinners partys!

    Architecture may sound like a 9 to 5 office job – I WIsh!!!! There are no hours for architecture, most of them work all day…4am still working thinking sketching, and then 8am…work again! most of architects are sleeping 4h a day or 6… Even after 5pm…u take the work home! Bahhhh!!!

    Architecture is a very high paying field – BS!! Here in Europe,a fresh archictect doesnt get payed, and if it gets…only 450 euros = 653dollars..and If u think its unfair…man, u know the way out because there are thousands that want that money. And after 5 years working…maybe…1000 euros = 1453dlls
    U can only dream if u study in Holland or UK since the salary after college and internship, and if you are good goes to 3500 euros = 5085 dlls

    If I knew this before…dam for being an architect!!!

    • Relax man!

      “Architecture is fun if you are really passionate about it. No doubt it requires lot of hard work and dedication. It’s a field for creative people…!
      But I must say, “that truly was a grim picture of Architecture you have presented!”

  12. You are “cool” Benzul. You truly inspired individuals who wanted to be in architecture…keep it up! I wish I was optimistic as you are during my college days. Thanks for being so passionate about our profession, wish you have an enjoyable thesis defense to come.(you said you will grad on 2012)

  13. Hey!
    I have an offer to study Architecture at SAP,Chennai and also at Oxford Brookes,UK. Which one is better? If i get a BA(hons) from UK , can i work at India also? or will that affect my pay (cause its a BA and not a BArch degree)?

    • Hello,
      Both are pretty good options. If you study in UK, it depends on what course you are opting for. If it is just Bachelor of Arts and has nothing to do planning and designing, then it would not be possible for you to practice in India as an Architect. But if you go for a course related to Architecture…like for example, Architectural Technology in UK, you would probably be able to work in India.

      All the Best!


  14. Hello, I’m a Currently entering my Junior Year in High School and I’m super Interested in Architecture. I’ve built small Home Models the past 2 years and i loved the whole process of drawing it then building it. It was actually an Art assignment and i got the highest grade from my class and from then on i just loved the fact of becoming an Architect and seeing my own drawings becoming a reality. What I’m struggling on is My Math Skills which is a big Negative into Architecture. I repeated Algebra 1 for 2 years and now I’m taking Geometry during the summer to get into Algebra 2 my Junior year, So what I’m trying to ask is, Is Architecture the right thing for me ? Even if i don’t really do good in math but enjoy the drawing and building ? And what are good advice for me to reach my Dream in Becoming an Architect ? Thanks a lot and sorry if i wrote too much.

    • Hello John,
      You really are skilled and creative in Arts. You can definitely opt for Architecture eventhough you are a lil poor in Mathematics. I am sure you will cope up with it. We have couple of subjects in Architecture which involve some calculations to be done. Once you become an Architect, the ball will be in your court. There is struggle in every field and so there is in Architecture.

      Once you become an Architect, all you would need to know would be the basic calculations and explore your creativity through your creative designs.
      In my opinion, you must definitely opt for Architecture as your career. And don’t worry about Math. An Architect does not have to be a genius in MATH. I am sure you will do great!
      All the Best!

      Cheers 🙂

  15. hey!
    i just did my inter n have applied in the indus valley school of art and architecture for architecture!
    but there is no one tht is encouraging twards this field although im very passionate abt it n my drawing is really good!
    is this fieldtht hectic n tough?

    • Hello,
      Architecture truly is hectic and tough but also enjoyable if you really have the passion for it… otherwise you would feel it is too much of work when you would start comparing how much you have to work and how much your friends work when pursuing graduation in any other course.
      Architecture is a creative art. And creativity takes time. It feels wonderful when you have finally designed your first project at college.

      But let me tell you something. Colleges in India impose lot of unnecessary things that are not really related or important for an Architecture student. But since you dont have a choice, you should be ready to take the boredom if you want to feel the excitement of creativity.

      All the best!

  16. I really want to pursue a career in architecture. I am about to finish schooling and at this moment when many career options come to tour mind, this is the one that’s continuously haunting me. I am a student of pure science and it would be good if you tell me the requirements to get into a good college of Architecture in India and which are the best colleges to study architecture?

    • Hello Saptarshi,
      If you are a pure science student, then how come you are planning on pursuing Architecture…??
      Well if you are then you should have these three things:
      1) Good grades in College (Mathematics – very important)
      2) A little passion for Creative work
      3) An urge to work hard

      One of the best colleges to pursue Architecture in India would be SPA, DELHI.

  17. hi
    i am iranian and i am an architecture student in tehran university of iran
    i have some question a bout your refrence for standards of interior design and architecture data(we use neufert and time saver in iran)
    i have q resaerch and i need your information about this matter so much
    please help me and contact me whit email

    • Hello Bita,
      You can ask any question you want regarding Architecture, Engineering and Interior designing. We shall discuss every query you have. Also, discussing your queries on the blog will help other people too. And anyone who has adequate knowledge about the answer to your question would also participate in the discussion. Answers from different people will help you gain more knowledge and help you understand the subject in depth. Go ahead and tell us what question do you have…We shall try and answer it to the best of our ability.


  18. tnx
    we used “neufert” and “time saver” in iran for standards of design.i want to know which book u use in india in university?and i want 2 know for design of especial space(for standards and architect data of them) like hospitals,offices,hotels and ……. do u have any refrence like book,ebook or any thing els….
    this is my email and i cant wait any more
    can u answer me a little faster?

  19. hi
    wel i really want 2 study architecture bt da prob is i took Accounting,Economics and Maths in my Alevel wel i had Art in my olevels n m really good at it.
    So, do u think i should look forward studying Architecture(coz i really want 2 b an Architect)

  20. Hi i’m in grade 11 and busy with a project where i’m busy with a project on my career and the one thing i would like to go and study for is Artitect, but i don’t know where to start the only thing i can tell you is that i know maths is very important in this career. can you help me with this project pleasse or guide me through this. thank you for your giudance and good website it is very educational. this is my mother’s email address at work but you can send your answer to it. My name is mogamat saligh bloomberg and i attend Garlendale high.

  21. Hello ,
    I’m an Iranian student and i’m currently studying my 12th year .
    I’m very good at math but there weren’t any Art lessons provided in Iran so I haven’t taken Art since 7th year. I’m going to apply to UK and i do love architecture But I don’t know much about art.

    • Hello Arghavan,
      Don’t worry about Arts. All you need right now is the passion for the field of “Architecture”. You will get to know everything once to get to the University. Always keep the curiosity factor alive in you while pursuing Architecture.
      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

    • Hello Natalie,
      Graduation will depend entirely on the University and country you are studying in. It will require a minimum of 4 years for your Architectural graduation. You have to be well versed with Mathematics. You will get study about design of RCC and Steel structures which involve calculations and is similar to the subject Physics.

      All the best for your future! Choose wisely.

  22. hy, u r realy passionate about architecture, that is great. i want to do it bt then again am not sure because it sounds lyk it will be work and no play. i love drawing and design, i don’t want to pursue a job whereby it is not fun, damn! something to do for the rest of my life, i want to have a social life

  23. hey firstly i’ld realy apreciate u fo creatin such an inspirin blog fo us !
    i’ve jst done my inter, m creative , good in arts and a science studnt n want to choos architecture as my profesion… m jst terrified at d thot of 5 yrs bachlrs whn al ma othr friends wil graduat in a 4 yr tymin… =s btw i wantd to ask if its a gud “gal’s” field, if v can cope up wid da tuf job afta grad ? =] thnx
    tc chao

  24. I want to be an architect more than anything, I am about to start next year and I can handle the work, I just want to have the time to do the things that I want to do as well.

    • Well, that’s great Aaron!
      You just need to manage time a little more efficiently than you must be doing. Great to know that you are really interested and passionate about the Architectural Profession.

      All the best and keep up your good spirit.!

  25. Respected Sir/ Madam,
    Greetings. My name is Ziyad Mahmood and i am currently studying at Dubai Modern High School .I have opted to study commerce subjects in the indian ISC Curriculum that is Business Studies, Economics, Maths, Accounts,English and Environmental Education. However for my under-graduation i am looking forward to doing something different.

    Ive always had a genuine interest for Art( drawing, sketching,etc). I am at the moment finding Architecture to be an inspiring course and something i would love to take up .

    However since i have only studied commerce subjects and no science …will it be possible to Apply for an Architecture under-graduation programme preferably in Canada or Australia. is it possible? Please let me know as soon as possible.

    • Hello Ziyad,
      You can go ahead and apply for an Architectural Course in Canada or Australia even if you are into commerce. Commerce has Mathematics as a subject. So it will not be a problem getting into Architecture in any University in the world.
      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  26. heey, I’m just wondering..
    when studying architecture or interior design or any design program in university..
    do you ever have time to hang out with your friends, socialize and exercise?

    • Hello Cecilia,
      Ofcourse I do have time to hang out with my friends, socialize and exercise. It all depends on your time management. Most of them say that when you are into Architecture, you just don’t get time for yourself. Well, I would say that’s just plainly bad time management 🙂

      Architecture is a creative field. You get to do things that don’t restrict you to sit inside the four walls of your house. If you consider it boring, it becomes boring and vice-versa. If you do the job assigned to you by cribbing about it all the time, you will end up not completing the job on time as well as feeling frustrated about not having enough time.
      If you really love your work, you will be able to do it quicker saving time as well as enjoying at the same time. So always choose the profession that you really think you will be happy pursuing it without any frustration.

      Cheers 🙂

  27. Hi. I got into architecture when I was in high school. I took it as an elective for 4 yrs, and I was considering studying it in college however i psyched myself out of it because i was kind of slow with the drawings. I ended up going to a liberal arts college studying history, as well as a few other things. Now I am back to thinking about architecture again and i don’t where to begin other than do my research and find out if this is the right profession for me. These 7 reasons did kind of help a little though.

  28. Okaaay Well Im Very Very Good At Drawing And Drafting But Math Is Not My Strong Subject… I Love Architecture ! Im 16 And I Have Been Living With My Grandfather All My Life! And He Is An Architect And My Dad Was A Brick Mason. But I Really Love This Field. Would My Math Problem Be A Really Big Set Back For Me?

    • Dear Zhane,
      I am very glad to see your passion for Architecture. Do not worry about the subject of Mathematics. You can easily get through the subjects. You will need to work a little harder in Math but majority of the subjects will all deal with testing your creativity and your artistic side.

      All the best!

  29. hello mam,
    i m aanchal negi from bareilly.n i have done bcomknow i become i interior designor bt i dont know very much about this career. can u tell me as well as this career good or bad from girls……..thankq

    with regards
    aanchal negi

    • Hello Aanchal,
      Interior Designing is an art. If you are artistic and love creativity then irrespective of the you being a girl or a boy; this course will give you pleasure and satisfaction.
      That’s all I can say.

      Cheers 🙂

  30. hello.i’m a first year college student.im worrying about my course.i really love architecture.but something went wrong coz i failed some of my major subjects and my math subject.i dont know if i must continue this course next sem.its hard for me to take a decision if i must continue this or shift to the other course.but i really love architecture.and im always hoping and looking forward that someday i’ll finished architecture.please help me and give me some little advice.tnx

    • Hello Chris,
      Failure is a part of life. You shouldn’t be giving up so easily if you are so truly committed to becoming an Architect. Keep up your spirit and work harder in the subjects which you have failed to pass. It is as simple as that. Trying again is definitely better than doing something that you would regret for the rest of your life.
      Take wise decisions and all the best of luck for your future!

      • hi. i’m from philippines, 14 yrs. old. i love drawings, arts and etc. and my dream is to be an architect. and my mom and dad supports me with that, but my big problem is, im poor with math. and they say, architecture deals with mathematics. should i still take up architecture when i go to college? or just think of another course to take up? i really want to be an architect :((

        • Dear Bella,

          Architecture does involve a lot of Math. It would be a better option to not take up Architecture in that case. Why don’t you give a thought about taking up Interior design? It is a wonderful field as well. I am sure, you will love it.

          All the best dear 🙂

  31. hey….i will pursue for architecture after 12th and m very sure abt it..but the problm is that as u said an architecture needs to do a lot of hard work…and after dat also they are less paid..m ready to do hard work but…at least after that i expect a little bit money in my life. because den what will be the role of that hard work which i did ?

    • Hello Ayushi,
      Getting less paid is not very relevant at the stage of learning… Once you are able to showcase your talent to the world (to your clients), noone can stop you from getting what you deserve… So, just dont worry about getting paid less… Only make sure you make the best of your talent…!
      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

    • Hello,
      You don’t really have to be excellent in Mathematics. You can get through it even if you are just OK in Math. So, i feel you shouldn’t really worry about Math. The subjects in Architecture have lot to do with your imagination and creativity. And if you think you are imaginative and creative, you should definitely opt for Architecture.

  32. Hi
    i was wondering what is architecture more about theory work or practical?
    and im not really good at maths and physics so i that going to take alot of time to be good at it?
    and how many hours do i study a day in order to pass
    and i was wondering is hard to get a GPA of 5.50 in the first year of architecture thanks

    • Hello Annabella,
      Architecture is more about learning practical work rather than theoretical stuff. The number of hours that you should be dedicating to your study while pursuing Architecture would depend on your capacity to understand various subjects. In the first year of Architecture, you get to learn many new things such as making paper models, drawing, sketching, painting. So these kind of subjects require more of creativity and time. I am sure you would find it interesting.
      If you feel interested in the subjects offered in the course of Architecture, getting a GPA of 5.50 is not at all tough.

      All the best!

  33. hy……actually im nt very good in arts but i can say dat im bit gud in creativeness….n want to be an exterior architect ..so wat i shuld opt interior or exterior one…

    • Hello Shubham,
      If you are planning to opt for architecture, it will include exterior building design as well as interiors. It also depends on the University or College you choose to study in. It depends on what kind of program the University offers.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Hello Anna,
      We have a subject in Architecture regarding “Design of Structures” in which we get to learn some part of engineering mechanics which is where some amount of calculations and mathematics come into play. It is similar to Physics subject. We have to remember and derive formulas and do the calculations. It is not very tough but requires some amount of dedication towards the subject.

    • Hey dear,
      Interior Design is a subject in the Architectural course. Well, it depends on you, if you choose Interior Design to be one of your major subjects in Architecture. That choice is up to you. Check out all the courses that are being offered in the University you wish to take admission into. Let me know of the courses you feel you would be interested. We can then have a discussion on the subjects in that specific course. I guess this should be helpful to you in taking a decision.


    • Hello Annabelle,
      I don’t think you should give up on Architecture. You can definitely go for it. You will need to work a little harder in Maths. Let me tell you that Math in Architecture is not as tough as it is in Engineering. You will easily ace through the subjects.
      People generally crib after they join architecture about the amount of hard work that is required to be dedicated to the field. One thing should be realized that Architecture is the course for creative people and creativity takes time. If you love being creative and don’t really count every minute you dedicate to Architecture, you will love it. Believe me, the happiness of creating something new and innovative is just amazing…! Nothing could beat that.
      Trust me, don’t worry about Maths. You will do great!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Well that depends on the firm. Make sure you make amazing design portfolios. Many think it is useless to work on design portfolios in college. That is a very bad misconception. Your starting monthly salary will depend on your ability to design and your design portfolios will be speak about your experience in designing.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  34. i am architecture student studying in 3rd yr ,.,,, i have been working day and night from past 2yrs …..
    but m scared whether ill get a good job or no 🙁 as u c there is lot compete ion outside …………….

  35. hey m writin to u again , u dint reply me da last time .. wanted to let u know that i’ve started up with my architectue degree , ryt now its more of a practical n creative work n i’m realy enjoyin it , n i’ve dis feelin dat i’ve opted a perfct proffesion for me after all !! thanx fo ur motivation and guidanc ..

    cheers =))

  36. hi,
    i just passed out my 12 year studies.i am much and more good in drawing and sketching.i make difrent kinds of sketch and design tht satisfy other too…..but 1 thing is eating me am a student of mangment and i have no math in 11 and 12 grade…does it hamper to become a arcetect……….am much much much intrested in designing feild……..i love to study architecure…….just wana have my future on it…please help me out!!!!!!

    • Hello Deepak,
      Having Mathematics as one of your subjects in 11th and 12th is very important. You cannot get admission into any college of Architecture if you haven’t had Math as your subject in Junior College.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  37. Hi Benzu|k,
    I’m 15 years old and my dream is to be an architect. I’m currently a 4th year high school student. I may not did well in my past 3 years in math (due to teenage friends but now I’m full of regrets why I didn’t study well in math) but I have promised to my self that when I take the course of being an architect, I will study it as hard as I can. I have 1 more year to go before I go to college. I have a average grade in science and does drawing not so badly. I want to take an advice if I should continue my career as an architect. I really want to explore and learn new things in the world of architecture.
    Hoping for your reply and God Bless..

    • Dear Levi,
      That is great! I am really impressed by your courage and passion for the field of Architecture. I don’t see any possible reason why you shouldn’t be pursuing your career as an Architect.
      All the best for your future!

      (Sincere apologies for not being able to reply on time. Have been extremely busy.)


  38. I’m thinking of studying architecture, but I’m not sure. I’m pretty good at art, math and I love physics but my parents think I should do Medicine because its a more “stable” field and I could study it in my country. I’m from the Caribbean and we don’t have many architecture schools, so I might most likely have to study in the US. I think I’m really creative, but should I take the gamble?

  39. Hello! I am a student in Economics, second year, but I would really like to change into something else, and I am thinking architecture is one of the favorites. I have a problem with Maths! I am not really good in it, I hate it! How much is there from Maths in the curriculum? Besides this, I am not like the Best in art, but I can really sketch, and even as a small boy I would find myself drawing a formula 1 track or drawing a house, or drawing a plan of a house, and now to relax myself I draw imaginative and futuristic designs for opera houses or television towers. I like architecture a lot, i am inspired from the architecture of the Soviet and Comunist era. i also like sketching urban design for major cities. I am creative, from nothing I can make something, like literally! I can send you some of my drawings if you like, so that you can score me, and tell me if i really have hope or chances in architecture?? thanks a lot!

    • Hello JN,
      Nice to see your immense interest in the field of Architecture. Great to see that you are so passionate about designing. I would love to see your drawings and designs. You could mail the files to: benruk@gmail.com
      Once I review your designs, we will then discuss if it really is an appropriate field for you.
      Cheers 🙂

  40. Hi BenzulK. Nice energy in your site. (average pay for architects–if they get work–is around 60-80K in the US and about 40,000£ in UK. Not terrific, but satisfying. Unlike many of the visitors here, I am 54–have done many different jobs in life–professor, writer, company owner. I am working on a PhD now (have 3 masters degrees), and am actually thinking about studying architecture (heck I’ve thought about it for years). I actually do research on women in the arts just now. “Mature” students are popping up all over in universities. Do you see any “older” students yet where you are? Cheers! Mimi

    • What would you suggest to a second year student of a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture, who is getting A’s and B’s in everything except her architecture engineering (AE) classes? Is this an indication that she is not suited for a Bachelor of Architecture Degree? What advice can you give?

      • Well I guess so… Before considering quitting the course, work hard on improving your imagination and creativity power. Even after that if you feel uninterested, then without wasting any time, you should quit Architecture.
        That’s all I have to say.

        Cheers 🙂

  41. Hello Skye,
    I am not very sure if I will be able to give you a satisfactory answer.
    You are good at Math, Physics and Art… Awesome 🙂
    This is actually perfect for Architecture.
    Architecture is an exciting field but of course the construction industry suffers if the economy suffers and so do the Architects and the Engineers.
    But if you really love Architecture and see yourself as an Architect – a designer; no doubt you should be selecting Architecture as your top listed career option.
    And also i shall let you know that Medicine involves a lot of Chemistry apart from Biology and not Physics. I am not sure if you would enjoy doing medicine in that case.

    What is important here is to realize that you can achieve success in any field if you have the passion and love for it.

    All the best of luck for your future! May Almighty help you take the right decisions.

    • Hello Annabelle,
      Forgive me for the delayed reply.

      Well, Architecture is super large field.
      There is mind boggling variety in the field. It is up to you what you wish to specialize in 🙂

      Apart from designing buildings, architects do a whole lot of work.
      Here are some of the options:
      Product Design
      Interior Design
      Landscape Design
      Lighting Design
      All the above mentioned options are all specialist options. You could specialize in them and become an expert.
      Nowadays, Sustainable Construction is catching a lot of attention.

      I will give you an example as to what you could do.
      You could go for Under graduation in Architecture and become an architectural design expert. You can further take up Sustainable Design as your Masters degree and become a Sustainability Specialist. Sounds great, doesnt’t it?
      Let me know what you think of it.

      I am writing an ebook for architecture students explaining all the pros and cons of pursuing Architecture. I am sure you would love that.
      Well, take care and all the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  42. I will like to express my appreciation on this site.i am an architectural student in a polythecnic i could draw and think out concepts,am also good in a variety of subject but putting down an impressive design had been my problems plus the stress associated with studying architecture.but i pray i can find solutions to my problems if you might help.thank you!

  43. Do not study architecture unless you are rich pain in the ass with similar friends who can give you work. Otherwise you will be their slave, their servant. They are egomaniacs, depressed and most likely addicted to drugs with no moral compass. They are sad sacks who will die never knowing their family much less themselves. They pay homage to the wind. Do not practice architecture, you will regret it. If you want a life and a family forget it. You will not be able to afford it, at least not in California. This is a profession that is in the process of not being one any longer. It will morph into an extension of construction. Save your talents and be anything but an architect. But if you ignore all this, I understand, you will only remember this at some point and realize someone once tried to steer you away.

    • I can completely understand and somewhat agree with what you are saying. The 80/20 rules applies to this profession. Top 20% of the entrenched professionals in this field have 80% of the work. And the remaining 80% architects have to struggle hard to get a small pie out of the remaining 20%.

      In the long run, you have to become a contractor if you want to earn decent amount of money and have some peace of mind. That’s all there is to it…

    • Yes, you make very good sense. I grew up around contractors and they were miserable. Had a very bad time of apprenticeships and it was worse pursuing middle class professions in the universities. Something about the culture of universities. Bourdieu says Architecture is a second-class profession, like nursing. Certainly we have numerous strike-crises that show back-to-work-legislation governments know how to exploit nursing. Meanwhile, I have gotten myself into a good school, late-in-life; but to look at the Conference Board of Canada studies, technology and dissertations are impoverished fields here, relative to sixteen other developed nations. Maybe it is because Canada is a resource based economy, not sure; but reading, that if all doesn’t go well—while the world economy is in its gravest bank induced collapse ever—that I could simply turn to contracting, makes entertaining a persistence in a second-class future profession as an intelligent investment quite difficult and somewhat shocking.

  44. hi i am nden zacheous, i really love architecturing and will love to be one am 25 am a holder of an advance level equivilent to baccalaureat in civil engineering i have been out for about 4 years without schooling now i work in a small firm as works controler and i once in a wild do some drawing but my brawings are not good an will love to be an architect and don’t know how to come about it i love to create but not good i will like to take some lessons to help me be perfect in buildings desinnings.

  45. hi i m in first year architecture student suffering from the starting of this course only i m sik now .i hate to work with people my skeches and file card models r quite good but realy hate construction and structures i took 1 year gap after 12 to do in this field but now i want to do somethin else like fine art but i m here to make houses but now i think it is very difficult to go for 5 year course there is lots of work load i realy need ur help thanks

    • Dear Pooja,
      Let me first apologize for the delay in replying.

      Pooja, don’t worry so much about your assignments. Little discipline while working would be sufficient to get you through the course. Try to complete your assignments in college hours. This will give some free time to hang out with friends after college.

      I am pretty much aware of the behavior and mindset of the students in college. They do not like to work in college neither do they let others work. I hope you haven’t fallen prey to that.
      But if you really think, this is not what you wanted to be; then without wasting anytime you should immediately quit before you begin to regret joining Architecture. I sincerely feel that lack of ability to manage time is something that is keeping you so frustrated.
      Give it a thought and try to do things a little more systematically before you firmly decide to quit.

      All the best for your future.


    • Hello Benjie!

      Architecture is amazing and not at all frustrating. It is just that it is not the right field for you. Everybody is different and that is the reason why there are hundreds of professions that one could pursue. Unfortunately, you happened to choose the wrong one.

      Anyways, we wish you all good luck for your future! Don’t take decisions in haste. Take decisions wisely.

      Cheers 🙂

      • Hi! Benjie

        I am a student of M.P.C and It was my dream to do b-tech but since, it got failed in my intermediate and passed it out in 4 years it threwed a very bad impression on my homemates and my parents decided to push me into field of B.COM. I am no studying in B.COM from distance.

        So, I want to do architecture and complete it within 2 years of time. Please, Tell me if there is any suitable course with distance classes mode and i want to finish it within 2 years of time

  46. hello…i am a marketing student and very desperate to shift from architecture,,,my university is one of the best university in the philippines..but the sad thing is i have to transfer from a weaker university becuz architecture in my university is very expensive.. i am thinking to stay in my course, but i everytime i saw plates, t-square,tubes,and big carton of color pencils i drool. i want to graduate from this university since i was in HS, its my dream university, and i want to see my self-portrait hang on the wall together with their university logo…

  47. hey , I’m a high school student in gr11 doing my last year of ig’s i was thinking of studying architecture or interior designing , i like them both but i really dont know how to draw anything even a simple flower i do it after ages of hard work so is it a problem ?! however i dont have a problem with maths or phy I’m good at both i usually get an A or B in them .
    so is studying architecture or interior designing good for me which one do you recommend for me ?? lastly which one is more paid and easier to get jobs ??

  48. Hello, its good to read what you have written.
    I really need help in chposing my career since it high time for me now and finally decide something. I am really interested in architecting..good at maths and physics..fine with my drawing. My mind works alot in this field but I am not sure if I ‘ll be able to do what this field demands for but I am ready to give it a try. Also, many people say that architect is not a money making field..takes a lot of struggle and is not a promising career. I really don’t care about that but it does make a difference..would you acknowledge me with the life of a student after his/her B.arch degree?
    Thankyou !

    • Dear Kiara,
      Do not worry about money at this moment. All you have to do is to be the best in the profession you choose to be. And who knows some day after you finish your graduation and are good enough, I might make you a member of my design team. THere are opportunities everywhere. All you have to do is to be aware and not let them go. Cease every opportunity that you get without worrying about the results. That is what makes a successful Architect! Architecture is no bed of roses. There is struggle in every field. DO not pay much head to negative people. They are always going to talk negative no matter what. Don’t give up your choice for the profession you like just because others might not like it. You are an individual. Decide it yourself if you really want to be in it or not. If you want to be then there is nothing to worry. Just go ahead and follow your dreams and ambitions!

      All the best for your future!

      Cheers 🙂

  49. Hi benzujk, I am so much interested in architecture bt am nt really gud in maths, bt am perfect in drawing. Hw do u see it? And I am nt satisfied when i heard hw much architects are paid. Will it be wise if i combine arch wit civil engineering? Plz let me knw dear.

    • Dear Cency,
      Architecture+Civil Engineering is a great combination. If you are confident enough and you think you can handle both, go ahead. Pay no heed to negative people. Just follow your dreams.
      Being good in Math and drawing is a good combination. Pursuing Architectural studies will not be a problem at all.

      All the best for your future!
      Cheers 🙂

  50. Hi, I’m going to study architecture for my university, but in Indonesia, because I’m Indonesian. any advise? I’m kind of doubt on my skill, and do you think Indonesian architecture student can compete foreign students?

    • Hello Drey,
      You can very well compete with whoever you want to. Studying in a good University is important but that is not entirely responsible for what you make out of yourself. The world is at your toes through internet. You can learn and study anything about Architecture/Engineering or any other subject for that matter.
      After you are done with your graduation in architecture from your own country; acquire some experience and plan for post graduation in a country like UK or US. This will help you gain global exposure which is extremely essential for an Architect.

      You can always share your views through my blog’s comment section. I am happy to let you know that you can now subscribe for “Architecture student blog updates“.

      All the best!

  51. Hi. I’m good in Physics and Math but I’m not that good in drawing. I’m confused what I’m going to take; Is it Architecture or Civil Engineering. I really want to study Architecture but I think my skills wont meet the needed skills to be an architect. My Friend told me that I can make it because my drawing skills will be enhance in my college years. Is it true? Do you think I can should enter the field of Architecture?

    • Hello Arianna,
      Architecture is not just about being able to be good in Maths and Physics. It involves creative work. You should have an immense passion for innovative creative designing. If you like technical stuff and not much interested in designing, then Civil engineering will be a good option for you as a career.

      If you wish to discuss your career options more in detail, feel free to use the blog’s comment section.

      All the best!

  52. i m a b.arch 1st yr student n v hv our studios n v hv to present ourselves wid case studies n all dat stuff so cn u give me some info on how to start wid my case study work n how to write a documentary!

  53. Architecture is dynamic and changes time to time. The only secret about architecture is to be flexible and to accept change at any moment. If not, you will be left behind.

  54. I had completed my B.Tech in Electronic stream. But i was interested in interior designing shall i join again in B.arch or any institution having this course? Do i am taking the right decision?

  55. Hi, I read all ur comments here and found it quite helpful. I was hoping that u cud give me some advise regarding my situation. I have already stayed a gap year now. I am a science student but my physics is poor and my drawing skills are weak too. Although I am good in maths. Even then I have architecture as my choice because I marvel at the sight of great buildings. It has been hard on me getting into an arch. college because of financial problems and tough competitions due to which I am thinking of changing my choice to arts(linguistics). I hope u have some good suggestions for me. Thank you!!

  56. heyy,, m a bit bad in maths but my drawings and sketches are really gud..m frm a middle class family,,so if i go fr d course of architecture ,would i b able to make it any more further?? lyk is der any investment of my own ,which i hav to make??

  57. hey ….rite nw i m in class 11 and have commerce (maths accounts bst eco and english) and plan to do architecture in future so can i pursue it..i mean with these subjects ..”no science -physics ” ……..n wat should i do …????

    • Hello Pragya,
      You can go for Architecture but it will a little more tougher for you to cope up with since you are not from the Science stream. So think twice before making any decision.

      All the best for your future!
      Tc 🙂

  58. hi! Is it needed that an architect knows how to draw?
    because I’M PLANNING TO TAKE bachelor of SCIENCE in ARCHITECTURE and I’m not that so good in mathematics and in drawing but whenever I had projects in school when i was still in HIGHSCHOOL i got always the highest points because I really do great when it comes about designing my projects.but I’M not so good in drawing.

  59. Hi, I’m currently finishing high school and got accepted into the program of architectural studies at the University of Toronto. I was really fascinated in your article as I’ve heard many things about this field that does not necessarily appeal to me such as the work load and the amount of competition. However, when I read your post it reassured me as I’m still deciding upon taking this direction in my life or not. I have taken all the necessary steps by taking courses such as physics, art and math and have also attended a design course (in which I really loved). Nonetheless, I have this fear or insecurity about my choice. Dont get me wrong, I love math, I love arts and I sort of like physics, and designing in general really fascinates me, but I’m not sure if i will like it in the end.

    How will i know if im really suited or will like this career? and What would you say are the necessary skills to succeed in such a field?

    • Dear Tami,
      If you have always dreamt of pursuing Architecture then nothing should bother you or stop you from doing so. By having taken all the necessary steps by taking courses you have mentioned in the comment, I must say it is really a very good start.
      I must tell you that Architecture is no bed of roses. If you really want to be the best in this field then you will have to strive hard for it. It requires absolute concentration and dedication towards your work. This is how you will learn. Unlike other fields, Architecture is not a profession where you would have to memorize stuff and then forget it after a couple of days. Its a practical and very dynamic field. You get to do things that are real. A Structure that you design on paper is actually transformed into a real structure on earth. What could be possibly more fascinating than this?
      4 Necessary skills that I feel an Architect should possess:
      Dedication towards work
      Creativity (which is a gradual development)
      Time management ability

      If you think you possess these skills, then I assure you that you will never NOT like being an Architect!
      Best of Luck for your future!
      Cheers 🙂

  60. Hi.. I’ve always wanted 2 do architecture bt Bt the financial toll it might take on my folks z smthn im not sure i want them 2 deal with with. Should i stl take it or should i considr smthn els tht i luv tht isn’t as expensive as Arch

    • Hello Mark,
      If you are interested in becoming a designer you can consider Interior designing too. Its a great field and has a lot of scope. It also satisfies your condition of not being as expensive as Architecture is.
      Do give it a thought.

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  61. Hi, I’m currently in my final year at high school, and hoping to pursue architecture upon completion. I’m have reasonable drawing skills, as I’m taking Visual Arts and Design at the moment, and did tech drawing througout year 9-10, however I feel I’m lacking partially in the creative aspect, during the degree is there a progressive initial development of this creative capacity or will I be thrown straight into the deep end? Furthermore, I’m also doing mathematics, will a highschool knowledge be sufficient to get me through the courses, and what fields of mathematics are necessary as an architect? In regards to physics my knowledge is fairly minimal as I’ve not taken it as a subject, I took engineering studies but subsequently dropped it as I felt it was to much content for what it was worth in relation to my final mark, will I be able to pick up the elements as I go?

    • Hello FalzD,
      I feel you are PERFECT for Architecture!
      Your creativity enhancement will take place once you begin with the course. It is a gradual development, so you need not worry about it.
      As far as Mathematical knowledge is concerned, if you have done well in your high school and have a good grasping capacity, then Architectural Mathematics will not pose any problem for you. There are a few subjects in Architecture to improve your knowledge on Structural Engineering calculations for designing the structure. So, in this case, you will have to deal with formulas and mathematical calculations for designing structures but to a minimal extent.

      If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

      All the best for your future!
      Cheers 🙂

  62. i am in 12th CG Board (chattisgarh board)
    i like drawings ,sketching,making new graphic and all.
    i am week in maths.
    i m intrested in architecture field?
    suggest me which field in this i should go for study and what about the job after b.arc?
    how to get addmition in this field?
    i need to get gov. job?
    in this field ,how much years i have to study?

    • Hello Prateek,
      I suggest you go for BFA in Interior Design instead of B.arch. That would be a great course for you although it would be limited to designing interiors in detail. It does not involve too much of Mathematics like B.arch does. You will easily get through the course without any hassle and you would still be a designer. There are many Universities in India and abroad that offer this course.

      Take your time and take a wise decision.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  63. Hello Benzulk,
    I’ve read all the posts and found them interesting.
    I’m thinking of studying architecture.
    As you have been studying it for quite a while, I was wondering how much free time you actually get?
    As for me that’s one of my worries.

    • Hello TJS,
      Free time is something that would be rare to find while studying architecture. It does involve a lot of struggle. No profession is a bed of roses. It is up to you how well you can take it and how serious you are about getting into the course.

      My ebook on “WHY STUDY ARCHITECTURE? PROS AND CONS” is going to be released in a month or so… Maybe you would like to check that out.

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  64. If you are thinking about earning a lot of money out of a career out of architecture you are doing it for the wrong resion. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson & James Dyson do not do what they do to earn lots of money. They do what they do because they love it and know why they love it, as a side benefit they can earn a lot of money. If you love something you can with stand any amount of set backs.

    Learn your whys and have a great life and create your own future.

  65. Hi Benzulk,

    I got accepted into architecture school about 5 days ago!! I am both nervous and excited…. I really just want to do well, but I’ve heard stories about people dropping out of the program at my school and how difficult it is. Is it manageable?

    Also, I am a decent drawer, but not an excellent one. My talents lie in material arts and photography… will I be okay?

    Your input is appreciated!

    • Hello Ryan,
      Architecture also involves a couple of Civil Engineering subjects that deal with Math. I just hope you have considered that.

      Apart from Math subjects, you will have a couple of theory subjects and a major design subject. Get yourself ready to work hard. That is the only way you can successfully pass the course.
      Best of luck for your future!

      Tc 🙂

  66. Hey … um indu jst cmplt 12th …. wel um nt intrstd in doing btch … intrstd in designg wanna a take architecture … n let me ask u after architecture course can go for foreign countries fo de higher studies jst like btch ms , mba….. ??? plz clarify ma doubt…

  67. r elze would u lyk to go for civil nd den vll go for ms interior design after civil…. jst sugst should i go directly for architecture by nata tst or after civil engineer…. should go for further courses… ??

  68. My son is awaiting his 10th CBSE board exam. He will be doing his 11th & 12th taking up PCM. He wants to opt for a career in Architecture.Is he right in his decision ? Will he be secured monetarily ?

    • Hello,
      Don’t worry about the monetary security. If he is really interested in Architecture and happens to show his talent then he will definitely get loads of opportunities. Especially in a country like India, you should just not worry about the scope in Construction Industry… The scope is always going to be there. That’s fact. In a population of 110 crores, your son will definitely get a few hundreds of projects in his lifetime. I suggest that you should let him do what he really loves. Only then will he be the best.

    • Hello Tomin,
      Since you are weak in Maths, Physics and Chemistry; you should reconsider your decision of taking up Architecture. Why don’t you consider getting into Interior Designing and Arts? I think it would be a good choice for you.

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  69. Hello .
    I am 16 yrs old .
    architecture is on my mind now .
    so, can yu tell me what should i start off with now to become an architect ?
    i mean what should i do at this age which will help me further ,that is wen i get into an architecture college ?
    i really wanna start off working now to become a great architect in future .

    • Hello Rutuja,

      FOr now you should focus on your college studies if you wish to get admission in a good reputed college. After you are done with your 12th standard, we shall discuss further steps to be taken to achieve your goal. I am writing a book for architecture students. I shall let you know once the book is ready. That will answer most of your questions.

      Cheers 🙂

  70. helloo;)! im in architecture tooo!i’m 20 , and 4th sem of my bsc.previously when im in the middle of the road to choose my future path, i’ve got confused too.either pursuing science -related or architecture since im more into memorizing things compared to calculations.but drawing is my all time favourite!i aint thatt good in maths err physics too.honestly i disliked em both-.- but i think it’s not the main point .maybe its a lil bit hard and extra catch ups has to be done compared to other mates that fancy maths as i have to bear with it in structural mechanics .however it’s still fun except for the pressure meeting submission deadlines and the fact that money’s running out like tapwater to buy all the modelling and architectural stuffs tht’s priceyyy and yeahhh the ouchhh critics from the panels-.-‘ anywayy ,it’s good to be in this line.for newcomers, do a serious wise -thinking before stepping in, opt for the choice tht really is your passion andd dont be afraid to make the decision:)! not everyone’s born with ultimate talent or good in artt /architecture and stuffs, but it can be grown and blossomed with times.i myself still not fully mastered the art of doing straight lines and am still learning:)!

  71. hi Benzulk
    i have read all posts and found them intersting. my ouestion is i m 12th scince student and i m insterested in arch. after 6 months i m expecting my imigration call from u.s.a. so what can i do should i complete my arch here in india or persue for u.s.a?and take admision there?which is better choice for study?In u.s.a i m going to stay in illinoise. i m trying hard to get admision in c.e.p,t ahmedabad.


    • Hello Emmanuel,
      Instead of considering Architecture as the only career option, why don’t you consider taking up FINE ARTS…? That’s a great option for creative people if you are to avoid learning heavy Math at University.


  73. i have a big confusion.taking science or commerce.
    interests – working in computer field
    weakness- my maths is not good
    **********help me out*************************

    • Hello Umesh,

      Computer’s field involves heavy Mathematics. If you are weak at Math, don’t consider joining COmputer engineering.
      A lighter option to Computer/software engineering is BCA (Bachelors in Computer Applications). Give it a thought.

      Cheers 🙂

  74. I am gud in drawing and i m also creative man i do drawing from my school day and i like it very much and i hve done cources like elementry and all…
    I hve just given my 12th exam bt i cant cleared it
    Can i do architecture or interior disigning

    • Hello Aman,
      Architecture is a very creative field. It involves lot of drawings and Math. You need to be really good at Math if you want to pass the course of Architecture. I suggest that you should consider going for Interior Design. It is a lighter course plus it does not involve much of Mathematics. You will still be able to explore the creative side of yourself.

      All the best! Take decisions wisely.
      Tc 🙂

  75. hey , only maths, EGgraphics and drawing skills r required for architecture??…….i am good at maths n art bt ppl say dat this field required exceptionally hard work……i am in 12th stndrd nw n wat’s d syllabus fr entrance exm fr b.arch??

    • Hello Aditi,
      Architecture does require you to be exceptionally hard working and creative at all times. To be able to successfully pass the course of architecture, you need to be hard working, creative and passionate about design. And if you are ready for all this, only then should you be thinking of joining Architecture.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  76. hey i am in 12th stndrd nw n iam interested in doing architecture …….i am good at maths n art……..wat is d syllabus fr entrance exm fr architecture…………n fr 2013 batch der will be common entrance test is b.arch also included in it??……:))

  77. hi, im irene. 26 yrs old from malaysia, currently a teacher but will resign soon. i have finished my first degree honour in edu. now i would like to take another first degree in architecture as i interested in it. may i know what’s architectural technology? because the course that i will apply next year is Bachelor of Science in architectural technology. As im reading ur blog here, i feel confused whether this course is suitable for me or not.. i really interested but i am weak in maths, ok in drawing (quite slow) and i didnt take physics during my secondary school. i was from Art stream NOT science stream. as i have financial difficulties, i quite scared i will fail in certain subjects when im taking this course…so am i suit to pursue this arch degree ? or interior arch ? im not interested to be a teacher at all as it was my parents’ wishes… so what can i decide now? since i read a lot about being an arch student is a tough life, i have less confidence with it already..but im really interested it…please help me…asap…because im gambling with my current job now(suffer)…after resign, there is no return..thanks..

    • Hello Irene,

      If you are really very weak at Math since you are from the ARTS stream then I suggest that you shouldn’t go for Architecture. If you are interested in the design field, you could consider going for Interior design or Computer animation. These are interesting fields too. Interior design does not involve much of Math and is not as expensive as the course of Architecture is. Do give it a thought.

      Cheers 🙂

  78. Hello Benzulk,
    Read all your post… Interesting and since your answering every Qs. I got 1more!
    I got everything to become an architect and I’m very creative.
    My Qs. is that because I’m good at physics, maths and art it gives me the opportunity to go for engineering line which I also like. The field for it would be: – aerospace:-designing field.
    But now I’m confused! to which one to pick?
    I like architect the same way I do for aerospace since my childhood.
    Maybe you could help. Us you no more about the outside and about art….

    Sorry for the long info. And THANKS! In advance, if could really help me out this situation… Much appreciate it.

  79. Hi benzu
    Im in +1 n opted for non medical, i m good in physics n maths nd like art nd i dnt wheather i m creative or not though my parents say u hav a creative mind bt i m nt sure …..
    I m lukin 4frwd towards Architecture as i want to do something different n intresting.. I m nt afraid from working hard bt would i get a decent job ?? bcoz at end of the day money does matter..
    so wt do you think cn i b able to do b.arch???

    • Hello Neha,
      If you are really good at what you are doing then you will definitely find a decent job with a decent salary.
      Don’t worry so much about making money. Focus on being the best, money will follow.

      All the best for your career!


  80. i m in 11 nd want to study architecture after 12 plz tell me something about it so that i would prepare my subjects to the best na some best college for architecture

  81. hi i’m from angola (africa) people say that i draw well…and all my idea are defferent and amazing … But i do not have opportunity to show my talent …now i’m trying to get a scholarship for japan ….i hope god help me . Because .
    i want be one of the greatest architect of the world…share my idea with the world. Pelease Pray for me and tell all of your friend and family and all friend to pray cause i need.

  82. whch is the bst institution to study architecture in India?
    at present i’m stdyng 10th so whch 1 shld i tak up in 11th cbse board or samacheer kalvi (provided by tamil nadu govt)?

  83. Hi BenzuJK I am currently a Science student and I’m thinking of switching to interior design. The only problem is that I’m not skilled in drawing. I can draw but I’m not talented. My only concern is that do you think it is a good idea for me to go into interior designing with little talent on drawing?! I’m a pretty creative person, I know what looks good on what but I don’t know how to incorporate my ideas in sketching well enough.

  84. hello,
    I’m 18 yrs old nd I want to go for architecture. But I am a commerce student and recently finished 12th. As well I am a little bit good in maths as I have studied in 10th. So please suggest me that what should i do before going for architect. And is there any scope for an architecture ??. And how many years will it take.

  85. Hi, Benzulk. im freshmen taking the course ARCHITECTURE. yes, ur right. its fun studying arch. but, i have a little problem. the algebra and trigonometry is hard for me to understand…but…. i force my self to learned it. but sometimes, theirs an instances that its hard to figure it out. what should i do?

    • Hello,
      It is good to know that you are working hard on the subjects that are difficult for you.
      After you are done with the course, you would not need much of Math to be a successful Architect. So I don’t think there is any reason for you to worry about.
      Focus more on the design subjects at the Architecture school.

  86. Hello,
    I am very passionate about architecture. And have decided to take up architecture. But, I’m not happy with only a under graduate degree. So, in the current market prospect of India which is the best option in M.arch?

    • Hello Tejas,
      You could go for March in Advanced construction. I am sure that will be useful.

      I guess you are yet to pursue Architecture. Let me tell you that while you are studying Architecture at college, you will get to deal with various subjects. For example, Urban Design, Town Planning, Landscape Architecture etc. You do not know yet what you would get interested in. So, I sincerely feel that you must wait for the right time to come that is when you would be completely aware of your right and wrong choices.

      Cheers 🙂

  87. Hello Benzulk
    I am 23 years old. I have just graduated with civil construction engineering bachelor degree in Vietnam with the highest score in my school. I know I am so carzy about architecture. I want to study architecture in USA. The problem is the course needs 7 years to get a legally license to work as an architect. This is really so long, when I get it, I will be 30 years old to star a career without experiences. You can help me find the course which offers the shortest time to study. I am so confused about my future. Waiting for your replay every seconds pasts.

    • Hello Ngo Tan Trung,
      The course is genuinely long. But I see that you have already done your graduation in Civil construction which means you are already a Civil Engineer.
      I have a better choice for you. Since you are into Civil Construction, why don’t you consider pursuing masters in Structural designing in USA instead of spending 7 more years to complete Architecture? I think that would be an awesome option for you.
      You will finish your masters degree in maximum of 2 years. This will enable you to work in better structural firms anywhere abroad.

      As far as Architecture goes, if you want to do a shorter course in Architecture, many universities offer courses in Architectural technology or design. But you will not get a license to work as an Architect. You can become a designer.

      So, I sincerely feel that you should pursue Structural Engineering in a good reputed university. This will put your career on the fast track.

      I wish you all the best for your career. Take decisions wisely. Try to have a broader perspective towards how life could be.
      Cheers 🙂

    • Well Hritu, the question is not about taking risks. You take risk if you are not sure whether you will like it in the long run or not. When it comes to choosing your profession, you have to be completely aware of what you would want from it.
      Choosing a profession is a personal choice and not always based on how much money you would make.
      If you really love your job, then you will always be happy and try and find ways you could make the best of your God gifted skill.
      So, think for yourselves, what do you really want to be in life? Do you really want to see yourself as an Architect? Would you be happy pursuing Architecture? Does designing buildings, surroundings give you a sense of happiness?

      These questions will help evaluate yourself (as to what you like and what you want)

      All the best of luck!
      Cheers 🙂

  88. hello…i hav just finished with my 10th standard….hav heard that architecture has alot of scope….i hav scored a 93/100 in science n 145/150 in maths (good in geometry)…im not used 2 slogging n mugging up in studies..i m nt that good in drawing though….i m jus very confused nor do i wanna go in medical or engineering coz m nt interestd in slogging unecessarily for d CET xams n my frnz say dat architechture iz d only field left wich has alot of scope n d only field where one can earn good too….i am just too confused!!!
    pls advice me on wat can i do??! i really need advice!!

    • Hello Zaki,
      Architecture course does include some Civil engineering subjects that involve mathematical calculations. You will have a lot theory subjects too..
      I must make it clear that Architecture is a field that requires tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. It is no FUN field.
      Generally, students make a mistake while choosing Architecture. They have a huge misconception that this field does not require hard work and then are unable to clear the subjects. This fills their heart with frustration and hatred for the profession.
      If you are ready to work hard and are creative enough, you should definitely consider taking up Architecture. And if you are more interested in the technical part of designing structures, then you should for Civil Engineering.

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  89. Hello, i read all the comments above and i liked you.. I am a student of 12,i mean i have finished it… and now i’m so much confused and afraid about my future..I’ve only few days for my 12 class result and then i have to decide what should i read further.. I want to be an architect but i don’t know much about it.. so please can u tell me about these all?? 🙂

  90. Hi benzu
    I have completed my 10+2 exams with 92 % from commerce with business maths as one of my subject.. And I have passed my Nata exam ..am I eligible to do b.arch

    • Hello,
      If you have passed your NATA exam successfully, then you are eligible to do Architecture. More than counting on the eligibility, I think you should count as to how much interest you possess in the field.

      Cheers 🙂

    • Hello,
      I have no idea about the marks requirement for people belonging to ST category. It would be better if you could go to the college you want to take admission into and inquire about the entry requirements for the course.

      All the best!

  91. hi, i have completed my higher secondary exam in tamilnadu, i have scored 290 in NATA and i love creativity, my question is, is architecture is a good field to a first graduate of a family like me and is the course is so expensive and what is the future scope?? pls help me cause everyone around me say it is stressful and has no scope!! pls help me to convince them, thank you

    • Hello Vignesh

      As far as my knowledge goes, NATA is out of 200 marks.

      Architecture is a creative field. I will not deny the fact that it requires lot of dedication and hard work. If you are willing give your best to be the best, then nothing should pose a problem to you.
      And about the scope for Architecture, it has tremendous scope in a country like India.
      Let me give you an example. Maybe, this might help you convince your family.
      Population in India is continuously growing. This creates a need for housing. One thing is to be understood that no matter what kind of recession goes on, construction industry will not loose momentum. Its simple to understood. People require a shelter to live in. That is never going to change. You are going to be designer who designs shelters for the people to live in. Need for housing gives rise to different types of houses depending on the economic condition of the people. That would include lowcost housing, vernacular design, lavish villas for the rich etc…
      Its an exciting field. Loads and loads of opportunities will come. It all depends on how you take them. Don’t make decisions on the basis of what other people say. It’s not their life, it’s yours. You are the one who is going to live it. And choosing the right profession is the first step towards successful living.
      And about the course being expensive. It does involve a lot of expenses since you have to spend a lot of money in taking printouts and making a presentable portfolio. So, you need to have the skill of money management which I am sure you will learn gradually.
      Apart from creativity, Architecture teaches us two important skills namely time management and money management.

      Finally, all i would like to say is take decisions wisely without being influenced by anyone. If some person has had a bad experience in Architecture does not mean that there is no scope in the field. To be the best, you need to show the world that you are indeed the best.

      All the best for your future.
      Take care.
      Cheers 🙂

  92. hey,
    im really passionate abt architecture.. iv just finishd my 12th. just nt sure how much time it would actually taje me to settle down in my career … im talented nd ready to work hard.. i have also met and seen d work of an architect and im absolutely happy… would really wanna take up a designing as i love it…. n is it possible for me to gt into a gud college with a 12thiusand score in barch and 130 in nata????? pls help…. n thanks a lot ur words really motivated me… 🙂

    • Hello Vasavi,
      You will surely make it up. 130 in NATA is not a bad score indeed.
      The best thing is that you have made an effort and have gone through the works of an Architect. So I guess you are quite aware of what your job is going to be like as an Architect.
      Your motivation and passion will lead you towards true success. Just don’t let your determination die just because some third person hasn’t succeeded as an Architect or he/she found the course difficult to pursue.
      All the best of Luck! And do keep visiting the site. Let us know if we can assist you in any way.
      Cheers 🙂

  93. hello!i have a bachelor degree from a technological university in Greece(aspete.gr) as a professor of electrical engineering in technical colleges and i would like to know if i can do a master in architecture.I am 25 years and i love architecture like crazy!The problem for a bachelor is that i am already old for a five years program and i can’t afford the tuition and fees.
    Thank you:)

  94. hey hi,iam a b.arch graduate (fresher)I would like to pursue a masters degree in disaster management or climatechange,or a sustainable dev. but not an m.arch.as i am looking forward to secure a job than getting into practice.can you please help me whether the kinda shift i am planning for is worth and can a architect have any relation with it.and can can u suggest me some good universities.it will be really great of u to through some light over these issues.

  95. mohit jangid :
    i want to become an architect but my dad wants an IT engineer i promised my dad that i will do good in b.arch exam but i cant so my dad is thinking that tat i cant do anything in this field and cant earn good money from this course so tell me what to do……………………
    but can i do architecture from aayojan school of architecture,jaipur,raasthan

  96. Hello.
    Im a 12th year science student who is truly smitten by the charms of architecture and design. I already have basic knowledge on how to design structures and floor plans. And. My love for art and drawing is immense. And sketching and creativity is what im good at since childhood. But at as im a science student im asked to take up engg just because it has a good pay. So I wanted to know if I could make it big and earn equally well if I take architecture as my profession. Please do tell me the pros and cons of the job opportunities of this field.

    Waiting for a genuine reply to my queries,
    Pooja. 🙂

  97. i got 95 in NATA….just 1 month b4 the exam i decided to take up architecture….i had previously got into NID..but later in the second round of NID(national institute of design)i got eliminated…but architecture is more technical stuff compared to design..so i like architecture more…but with such a low score do u think i should take up architecture?

  98. hey, im good at drawing,im creative but my maths is around 60% what do i do?
    will i be able to manage architecture as a student? and what sort of mathematics is involved in architecture?

  99. Hello,
    To say the truth i’m both interested in architecture as well as interior design but i don’t know which to choose . I’m stuck in between whether to major in architecture or interior design. I saw some in a blog say they could major both, and some say they could major in B. arch then major in M. interior design. Is this possible?

  100. Iam confused abt archtecture.. actually i dont know which subjects to opt for in 12 fr goin in arc. Wheather i shoulf take pcmb pcb aur pcm… And when is nata exam conducted . And which subjects does it hav and how many marks do i need to qualify…..nd maths a big part of arcitecture bcos im weak in maths….. And finally wich subjcts are thr in architecture ..plz reply soon

  101. Im 15 and i have always had great grades thus far (about a 3.9 gpa or better). I really have always wanted to be an architect and design houses. By the time i would graduate would architecture still be a good option for a long term career? If so what classes should i continue to take in high school?

  102. I’m in such a dilemma because I’m going into my second year of college in september and I’m currently studying btec science and I’ve been thinking and now I want to study architecture at university.. The university I want to go to acceptt my btec science but obviously will ask for a portfolio of art work that is why I’m thinking of studying AS art & design along with carrying on my btec science work.. I did do gcse textiles and achieved a grade A so I do have some skills.. Someone is saying its impossible for me to study an art based subject which has put me down but hope it is possible for me to do it.. I just need some advice please? Thank you!

    • Hello Sezz,

      Why would you want to join Architecture unless you have an extreme passion towards the subject?
      If you join University, you will have to begin with a foundation course in Architecture. GCSE textiles is far different from what is required in Architecture. But ofcourse if you are a creative person and are passionate about design, you will be able to achieve your aim in the field of construction too.

      Wish you all the best of luck for your future!

      Cheers 🙂

  103. Hi!!!!
    I just wondering if architecture is really in demand in such countries like the US, UK, UAE, etc. My primary goal is to become an architect in the US. But unfortunately, I will be studying here in the Philippines and I’m a little bit worried about the competition between the top universities and those small institutions that offers Bs. in Architecture. Obviously, I have the burning passion and the creativity which makes me ideal to pursue architecture as a career. Will I ever reach that goal or choose another career?

  104. hii,
    i am interested in b-arch now i am in 12th std now which type of pre-Preparation i have to do for entrance exam and which is better choice NATA or AR-CET my drawing is good but maths is quit week so plz tell me which type of mathematics is required for architecture i got 50 to 60 from 100 plz inform me thanks

    • Hello Manas,
      Mathematics is essential in Architecture. Architecture is a combination of technical engineering subjects, theortical subjects as well as design subjects. You have to be good at Maths, drawing and have a good grasping capacity. You have around 14 subjects per year.

      NATA would be a good choice since it is applicable all over India. Some Universities and colleges have their own exams plus you are required to give NATA in order to qualify with Council of Architecture.

      Cheers 🙂

  105. Hello Benju di,
    Currently m doin my 12th! n also i hav given my NATA exam!
    Result still to b announced!
    buh m in a dilemma to chose over B.arch or M.arch!
    Plz suggest me wat shuld i opt for.. m thinkin to go for B.arch n den a JOB! is it okay? or shuld i continue even M.arch?!
    Thank u! 🙂

    • Hello Jinesh,
      It is always good to do a job and then opt for Masters. Doing a job gives you lot of exposure to the technicalities involved in design. Practical experience of designing and then executing the same on site is very important.
      You would have a variety of options while considering M.arch. So, you should very well be aware of which specific subject in Architecture would you want to specialize in and this is only possible after having gained practical experience. Lot of different fields have emerged in Architecture and by the time you finish your bachelor’s degree, there will be many more.

      You could also pursue your masters without working in a firm for a year but you will lack practical approach towards design when you would be designing your master’s thesis project.

      I hope this may have answered your question.
      All the best for your future!

      Cheers 🙂

  106. i am sonia…. from India , studing in one of the architecture college in Mumbai… since grade 7 i have decided to take up architecture though i have never strive toward it…
    due to some personal reason i couldn’t give my architecture entrance exam.. and ended up taking engineering as i was science student.. in that one year of engineering.. i kept thinking that this is not meant for me.. i always wanted to take up arch as my career.. and in mid way i left my course..
    i did preparation for my arch entrance again.. i landed up getting addmison in mumbai.. i wast sincere in my first year of b.arch and so i got kt in humanities.. now when i am in second year.. i am still not being serious in it.. even after faceing so much of obstacle.. i dont find any reason why i am behaving so… this was the only course i use to dream about and when i am into it why i am not taking it seriously…? i am good in maths… and i do get compliment in my design creativity… infact in 1st year my model was the 1st in class to be approved.. but i think i am poor in sketching..
    and even i have heard negative comments about me in graphic and building construction.. i face problem in perspective drawing, elevation, section and drafting of building construction like single double timber floor… so i think i got demotivated

    Is sketching so important to be a good architect??? which books i can refer for learning plan elevation and section.. ???? and how should i improve my graphics??? my 3d vision..
    and maa’m do you think if i study hard i can be a good architect ???

    hope to hear from you soon… thank you,

  107. Hello,
    My daughter has just completed her O levels and started her A levels. She wants to study Architecture in the future and is in a dilemma about what subjects to opt for before her study for Architecture. She has taken up Maths, Physics, Chemistry and still in the phase of deciding for a fourth subject. Which sub she should opt for, economics, sociology or Art and design. Art and design is not offered by her college. Can you just suggest what should she do? Please respond ASAP.

  108. Hi,

    It was at the end of high school that I started thinking about studying Architecture after having really good grades on my Architectural drawing courses. In collage I didn’t pass the simple entrance test that the collage gave for Architecture and I was pushed in to my second choice which I thought was close to Architecture and that was Construction Management and Technology and unfortunately that was not at all the same as Architecture even if we did some drawing courses. Mainly it was management and technology.

    After that I changed my field to Software Engineering and still didn’t find happiness or satisfaction in it so I totally stopped it after studying for a year. It has been 7 years since I finished high school and I am facing all this and deep in my heart I still feel like Architecture is what I should study.

    I have always been good in drawing and I believe that I am creative too, even if I haven’t got the chance to show my creative side in any situation.

    Now I am living in Europe where the main language isn’t English and I am passing through a process of first learning the language to study my dream field Architecture.

    My question is, Is it worth it fighting for studying Architecture this long ?? Will I be successful or will it be a waste of time and energy again if I try to study Architecture with the language I have learned in less than 2 years. Last but not least, how is the work condition, is it promising because after all I need to at least get what i worked hard for and feel safe.

    Oh gash I am so sorry it became so long but you have no idea how it would help me to get an advice on this.

    Thank you very much indeed !!

  109. I am a first year student in architecture from Algeria, I want to study in the UK and want to know how and how much does it cost to study in the UK and my e-mail is : domino1202 @ hotmail. fr

  110. Hello! My name is Arcy, and I currently live in India. I have been interested in Architecture and Interior Designing ever since I was in 2nd grade and still do! Math, Arts (mostly best at sketching), and Sciences (especially Physics and Chemistry) are my best subjects, and I plan to become an architect in a few years (currently in 11th grade) but lately I’ve been doing some research and I started to get confused on some topics. I hope that you can answer some of questions! = D

    1) Is it possible for a person to take a bachelor’s degree in architecture and have master’s degree in interior designing and have a job that includes both occupations? I would love to become an architect, but I also want to become an interior designer as well, so I was wondering if that’s actually a smart route to take. I’m completely passionate about both studies, so I would really love it if it was possible to become both an architect and an interior designer!

    2) What’s the difference between an architect and an interior architect?

    3) What’s the difference between an interior architect and an interior designer?

    4) I have read somewhere that an architect can become an interior designer, but an interior designer cannot be an architect. Is this true?

    Just wanted to say I love your article and I’m super excited for your to-be published book! Thank you very much for reading this! = D

  111. Currently I’m in 12th in Commerce Field.. and i want to do Architecture… and i have English and Mathematics both subjects… is it possible to do from commerce stream? and what are the subjects for NATA examination?? please suggest.. thank you 😀

  112. Hello,
    I’m currently an engineering student and I am planning to drop and do architecture. Im in my 2nd year now and i’d be losing 2 years to do my nata, but im really interested in it. But i have some doubts about the jobs and stuff. I have been offered another course in my college by my principle and i am in a dilemma as to whether to drop and pursue architecture or stick with engineering. My main concern is the future jobs! Please help!

  113. Hi,
    My son is very interested in persuing architecture for his future career. He is 16 yrs old and this year sitting for GEC O level. He is excellent in maths and physics. He is learning scetch-up in his own time and preparing art folio.

    Is there any foundation programme for BA. architecture, where and how much is the course fee? what is the enterence requrement? what subjects he need to take for A level inorder for him to persue BA Architecture?

  114. Hi Benzu,

    i’m an army active duty soldier and i don;t really have that option to go to school so all i can do right now is take online school and i know architecture is more on hands on training i just wanna know where i should start first like for instance take some major subject first but i dont know where or how to start. i really wanted to be an architect. Hope you could help me. Thanks

  115. hello bezul di..:)

    actly m doin 12th n i m in non med stream..
    i hv read alot tht
    for d study of an arch
    we must do art
    is it really necesry ..
    plzz tell i m really confused bcz of al dese..
    i m realy interestd in ths field n i lov mathematics
    nd aftr architure n i wl b havin nly 1 choice tht i shud do smthn in maths.. eithr i wil choos lecturer line or smthn in mths..
    but i m really vry much interestd for architecture..
    plzz help me out

  116. Hi BenzulK,
    can i ask some question. Im 18year old, i already finish my 12year in school but im not in science stream im from art stream its that a problem for me to take a architecture couse? but im good at math,art,grahpic and i also like to make something new.before this i also have use architecture software like sketcup,revit,autocad,3dmax and photoshop when i was 16year old.

  117. i like arch. and i kno tht it takes dedication and time etc. , but i have two questions tht are bothering me?? :
    1) pple keep saying tht arch. dnt get paid well so i was wondering, how bad is the payment??? ( is it more thn enough or less or jus right? )
    2) does it eat up all ur personall time??
    thx and i hope u get to answer my problms.

    • Hello Kennex,
      The experience with architecture field is different for different people. It all depends how much passion you have for the subject.
      For me, architecture has been an amazing experience. Being able to transform the drawings on paper into a real structure on ground amazes me. We are the creators of beautiful buildings and spaces that people live in.

      As far as scope is concerned, people are always going to need new homes to live in. That is not going to change. With increasing population of the world, the scope for construction industry also increases. It is up to you as to how you make the best of what you get!

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  118. Gd day ma! You have been doin great job tenkx 4 ur surpot. Am by name ismail nd am from Nigeria. I just graduate from secondry school this year am a science student but am nt that good in maths nd physics. But am good in drawin since my primary school days nd I love it nd wen I was in my last year I participate in paintin comptition for the first time out of 20 student I came out among the best 3. Nd know I av my nabteb result I only hav pass in physics can I apply for achi wit this I lov archi but some say it is had nw 2 earn job as an archi in Nigeria pls shuld I go for it am good in drawin nd lov doin tinz my own way pls I need ur advice shuld I realy follow my mind. Pls help me out I want 2 apply next year in Federal uni of technology minna Nigeria. Tenx 4 ur good work may God lift u higher (amen).

    • Hello Isah,
      It is hard to earn in every field. It also depends on the country you live in.
      The scope for construction is on the rise. Everyone is aiming at city extensions, new city designs since our population is booming.

      Take up a field which you think best suits you and you will be happy working all your life. It is a decision of a lifetime. Do not get swayed by what others have to say. Decide on your own. Do a little bit of background study of the current developments in the construction industry. That will probably help you decide.

      All the best!
      Cheers 🙂

  119. hi!! this is abi.. i m now 16.. i have a plan to choose arch as my career.. but i m absolutely confused as to how should i prepare to my nata entrance… and i m good in art.. please do help.. and please do suggest if i shall good jobs????

  120. i take math and add math subject when i was in high school both subject i get for A+. im very good in math and also art. but i dont take science stream like biology,chemistry and physic. is that ok if i want to take architecture couse?

  121. hello maam
    i am sonia…. from India , studing in one of the architecture college in Mumbai… since grade 7 i have decided to take up architecture though i have never strive toward it…
    due to some personal reason i couldn’t give my architecture entrance exam.. and ended up taking engineering as i was science student.. in that one year of engineering.. i kept thinking that this is not meant for me.. i always wanted to take up arch as my career.. and in mid way i left my course..
    i did preparation for my arch entrance again.. i landed up getting addmison in mumbai.. i wast sincere in my first year of b.arch and so i got kt in humanities.. now when i am in second year.. i am still not being serious in it.. even after faceing so much of obstacle.. i dont find any reason why i am behaving so… this was the only course i use to dream about and when i am into it why i am not taking it seriously…? i am good in maths… and i do get compliment in my design creativity… infact in 1st year my model was the 1st in class to be approved.. but i think i am poor in sketching..
    and even i have heard negative comments about me in graphic and building construction.. i face problem in perspective drawing, elevation, section and drafting of building construction like single double timber floor… so i think i got demotivated

    Is sketching so important to be a good architect??? which books i can refer for learning plan elevation and section.. ???? and how should i improve my graphics??? my 3d vision..
    and maa’m do you think if i study hard i can be a good architect ???

    hope to hear form you soon… thank you,

    • Dear Sonia,

      Don’t get so stressed over this. Sketching is not the only important thing to be a good Architect. It is just a part of it. You will gradually get a hang of it. I am glad that you are creative and good in Math. That equals like 70% of architecture. The rest you will learn.
      At this age, we tend to be insincere but once we are determined to do our best, we automatically strive towards it.
      Sometimes not being able to focus is also because of the company you are in. Maybe your friends are not very interested in studying and you get carried with them. This is pretty common. Initial years in Architecture are very important. Only bookish knowledge acquired in colleges in not important.
      Follow two simple rules:
      Make a diary
      Learn or read two new things everyday and write them down (I am sure this is no big deal. Everyone can do this)
      But believe me… at the end of your academic year, you will be way ahead of everyone else in your batch

      There is so much to learn in Architecture. Its infinite.

      On weekends, practice sketching. Make 5 sketches minimum. You can also practice one minute sketching – Put a timer and roughly sketch 10 different small things you see around. It could include a pencil, pen, eraser, laptop, jug, book ….etc. We used to have this in college. It works wonders. Sketching improves drastically.

      And don’t worry about your 3d vision. It takes sometime to develop. Just keep working hard on all that I told you to. And if you do this passionately and honestly, noone can hold you back from being the best!

      Cheers 🙂

  122. hey! I’m 16 years old and I’m planning to be an architect, I love math and I’m excellent in it, but I’m not good in drawing. I don’t know if I’m creative or no, especially in designing buildings and something like this. I’m inspired by my uncle who’s a very successful architect. Please tell me what do you think of this, may I fail in it?

  123. maa’m…. it was so nyc to hear from you…. thanks a lot…. felling much beter…..
    r you on facebook… just to add you up… for some guidance…
    how do i improve my section elevation i think i am poor in it.. i do get them right but till the end i am lot confused whtr i have got right or not.. while marking that turn out to be almost right.. but still i get lot more confused..
    is there some book or some website i can refer too… to get more perfect in it..
    please help me out i have no senior to help no guidance and my college is kind of botherless… i wanna be a very gud architect…

  124. hy i am frm Nigeria,at first i didnt knw wat 2 study i had petroleum eng in mind,den my family told me 2 go for comp eng,den i prayed ova it nd God told me 2 go for architecture,i am little gud at science subjects ,bt i dnt knw hw 2 scketch of heart,i need a good advise pls

  125. Hello,
    Pls can you tell me whether studying 5 yrs B.Arch in the US or India is better than doing 3yrs BA or BSc Architecture from UK ?
    I have right now taken Math,Physics,Visual Arts Higher in my IB Diploma aspiring to become an architect.

  126. Hey! Im a 13-yr-old boy in middle school and REALLY interested in architecture and geography! is there any way i can put them together? Also, what are the requirements to be an architect?

  127. hi i am Gunda from Nigeria,i am a high school graduate about to start college,i am very poor in calculations like (maths physics etc) and i really want to study architecture, what will you advice me to do, i want you to be my guide please. i must study architecture. thnxxx xoxo

  128. I am presently in 11th and i wanna take up my career on architecture. Dou you think it a right choice to get a decent job without recession and will have good demand around 2021?

    I am good with art work and also have tons of crearive ideas

    And i have a feeling that this may be a good career option with a really good income…..
    So can u please give me ur views …….

  129. I’d to use this information for a school project and would like to use this information, what is the publisher for this article? What would you think about an architectural history and design class for high-schoolers?

  130. maa’m…. it was so nyc to hear from you…. thanks a lot…. felling much beter…..
    r you on facebook… just to add you up… for some guidance…
    how do i improve my section elevation i think i am poor in it.. i do get them right but till the end i am lot confused whtr i have got right or not.. while marking that turn out to be almost right.. but still i get lot more confused..
    is there some book or some website i can refer too… to get more perfect in it..
    please help me out i have no senior to help no guidance and my college is kind of botherless… i wanna be a very gud architect…

  131. Hello,

    I have graduated high school and am taking a gap year, now has come the time to apply to my choice of course through ucas and im contemplating careers between architecture and one other option of mine. I personally am a very creative person, i paint and draw as well as explore countless medium in art and design. I’m also very good at biology and chemistry however i do not even ALMOST understand physics. A part of this article mentioned how an aspect of architecture includes engineering so i was wondering if being able to do physics is important or not for an architect?

  132. I want to be an arch. since i was at school.It was my dream.So i did advanced level exam in combined maths,physics,chemistry. But unfortunately i failed combined maths subject.Then once again i did A/L’s in art subjects.for only complete my higher education.
    I really want to be an arch. But after i failed maths i have a fear of maths. but i can draw and paint well. So these days I’m following a graphic design and multimedia degree. But i can’t concentrate the course because i am thinking about arch. field. i have a feeling to give up this current course and enter the arch. degree in next year.but still i don’t have a clear idea. Are there lot of maths in arch.?

  133. Hey, I am presently doing IBDP (1st year). My subjects are Maths (sl), Physics (hl), English (hl), Visual Arts (hl), Business Management (hl). I’m pretty good in all. Am sure about my career choice, i.e. architecture. Do you think I might have a problem in pursuing it?? Please also advice me what to do after my year 2 (year 1 presently). Can I do two degrees at the same time as in B.Arch. (Regular) in construction and B.Arch. in Interior Design?
    I know architecture is a super awesome field and also that what others say should not influence me, but is architecture that difficult??

  134. i’m a freshman arch student right now , i really like architecture since childhood and some of its subjects .but my very problem is the DESIGN subject, its really stressful and challenging especially making concepts and sketches of your work also meeting deadlines. i find it so hard making miniatures,actual projects and i don’t have a nice ideas while making it. i sometimes feel i’m not capable of it. this will take a very long time ( a 5 year course and a 2 year apprenticeship ) . i don’t also want to shift to another course b’cause my parents had spent a lot a money for this. i dont wanna waste money.i tried my very best but this course is really really stressful. what shall i do? is this really for me?

  135. i’m just curious about this course(architecture). My family told me that i should try to take up this course because of my creative skills.Like for example in doing projects, they used to tell me that i have the guts of being an architect someday, but i’m not that good in math. Does architecture involves a lot of math problems ?

  136. hey im 16 years old n want to do a degree in architecture currently in 11std what r the things that i should do to guarantee my admission in a good university? any exams or entrance tests that i should attend?? im kinda confused!! ppl tried to talk me out of it telling it is very difficult to study.. i want to be an architect.. can yu tell me the pros n cons??

  137. hi sir…….
    m a middle class gal wid average performance in studies……. m confused in opting b.arc coz i need 2 earn alot 4 d sake of my family……. do i get d good job o slry afta cmpltng my b.arc ? i need 2 look afta my poor famly n future……….. cn u hlp me out? m gud at maths bt m nt dat gud n physics……

  138. hi sir…….
    m a middle class gal wid average performance in studies……. m confused in opting b.arc coz i need 2 earn alot 4 d sake of my family……. do i get d good job o slry afta cmpltng my b.arc ? i need 2 look afta my poor famly n future……….. cn u hlp me out pls……

  139. Hye,
    i’m graduated from bachelor in environmental health and safety (hons). if it possible for me to take architecture course. with master or else? very pleasure to receive your response

  140. I am currently in 12th grade and studying in a coaching institute for JEE. I desperately want to get admission in any IIT or (atleast) NIT. I searched for admission in architecture colleges in India and found out that I have to appear in the entrance exam conducted by NATA, right? But i want to know whether I can get admission by appearing in JEE (new pattern, 2013) ?? Can I study architecture from any IIt or NIT institute?? And what is the syllabus of the entrance exam…..11th and 12th or something else??

  141. This prasanth my sister completed 12….and she wants to join architecture…will u pls tell me …how many colleges offering architecture in andhra pradesh and which is best among them…pls reply it …our joining depends on u r guidance..so i request u how many colleges in ap..with information..and which is best…thank u

  142. Hello.. Im really confused about my career and i thought of taking up architecture but im worried if ill be able to keep up to the pressure and whether ill be good at it.. Im good at drawing and sketching and im a fast learner but ive heard people say that you need a “Vision” to do architecture and im not sure i have what it takes.. :/ Help! 🙁

  143. hello, ladies and gentle men
    i ‘m so proud of being an architecture university student! i’m really interesting in inventing designs and drawings! i can imagine the designs but the i have difficulties in estimating course! it’s really confuse for me when i learn! it’s my problem !

  144. im in 12th std and i have been preparing for nata…..im good at drawing,creativity and i find the preparation for nata very easy….also im good at perspective drawings…..im not worried about salary…but will i be a successful architect?is being good enough in drawing and maths enough?im in a dilemma as to whether choose b.arch or ba fine arts…….

  145. i want to go 4 architecture bt i am very bad at drawing . i could not even make a single drawing. i am also not very creative . do u think i can go for architecture ??????? or what u suggest

  146. I’m having my interview for architecture course in 3 days and I’m looking forward to it and at the same time nervous and scared if I was rejected because I really want try something new. I’ve been studying science for 3 years consecutive but I have no passion for it. As for architecture, I love arts and I hope I can apply it into something, like architecture. Reading the article that said ‘tremendous sense of delight’ really got me excited. So, what is the basic things that I should know? They probably going to ask about who’s architecture that you know, building that inspired me and I’ve done my research about those but in your opinion, what other question they might ask? Anyway, wish I had found your article sooner.

  147. I completed my 2nd puc (2013) I got 87 percent n I am planning to take architecture…. I am good at math k k at sketching n all can I take architecture I given wrote nata in tht I got 96/200 bt I am worried abt taking archi

  148. MONISHA :
    I completed my 2nd puc (2013) I got 87 percent n I am planning to take architecture…. I am good at math k k at sketching n all can I take architecture I even wrote nata in tht I got 96/200 bt I am worried abt taking archi

  149. helo
    my name is manha i have completed my intermedeate with bi’pc
    i am average student. now i want to be a architecture
    is it possible a since student can enter in architecture field ????
    if it is possible what should i have to do now ??? reply as soon as possible plzzzzzzzzzzzz i am waitins

  150. hey…benzu i m nt that good in drawing or sketchng bt i want to pursue architecture as a career…plzz advice me wat should i do..
    m frm india-guwahati…….u r a very wonderful person..true advisor:)

  151. hi.. i am an isc computer science 12th std student.. i did not have any idea of what my future plans should be until last few weeks since i had heard about architecture. i love to draw..pencil drawings.. and i want to be creative and different from others who mostly opt for engineering and medicine….now i feel that architecture is my field.. but i dont know about its scope.. actually i dont know how to take a decision.. pls help me..

  152. Hey,
    I’m 17 years old and have to choose career this year. It is my greatest ambition to become an architect. I love architecture and I admire Architects. I am pretty creative and I am good at Maths but my drawing is just average. Can I make it into a good university without ‘great’ architecture skills?


  153. Hey,
    I’m 17 years old and have to choose career this year. It is my greatest ambition to become an architect. I love architecture and I admire Architects. I am pretty creative and I am good at Maths but my drawing is just average. Can I make it into a good university without ‘great’ architecture skills?


  154. hi , i am a 11th class student ,… i want to know about NATA paper after 12 …does it have anything to do with JEE mainAND JEE ADVANCED syllabus. and do this paper is integrated with JEE MAINS PAPER

  155. hello,
    i am a student in ninth grade and have been thinking about being an architect for a fairly long time…i believe that this seriously is a very suitable career choice for me…but now when i am researching further…i have seen that this career is not suitable for women because of various reasons…
    also after reading the above comments…i have seen that the scope has reduced and the payment is not enough….
    i am very serious for this profession so, please clear my following doubts…

  156. shubhangi :
    i am a student in ninth grade and have been thinking about being an architect for a fairly long time…i believe that this seriously is a very suitable career choice for me…but now when i am researching further…i have seen that this career is not suitable for women because of various reasons…
    also after reading the above comments…i have seen that the scope has reduced and the payment is not enough….
    i am very serious for this profession so, please clear my following doubts…

  157. hi.my daughter completed her 12th std this yr.she says tat she want 2 do architecture. i want 2 know wat r the job opportunities after b.arch? how much they can earn in future? and also job opportunities for architects in central government of India and the pay scales?

  158. hii i’m kajal i’m completed my 12th in science and also passed out NATA exam.i want to be an architect , i’m good at math & steching bt my imagination power is not good, would that be a problem ? plz help me what should i do ? or just think of another cources related to drawing to take up ?

  159. hi!!
    i am rajni and i am studying architecture and i am currently in 4th year . First of all .. i love architecture but i am an average student .some project inspire me and some don’t .. i want to do masters from abroad ..i am little confuse rite now what to opt for masters ..but i really want to try interior designing can you please suggest me some nice college and what is the basic requirement for the admission .
    and yes can i do side job with my master degree ? is it possible with amount of work load .what are the chances of getting a decent paid job after my masters ?
    hope to hear from you soon
    thank you 🙂

  160. Hello,
    I’m a student currently studying in India…and I would love to become an architect! But i’m really confused about it, cause we have limited, well actually grouped, subject options in eleventh grade…so if I take maths and physics, I would have to take chemistry…and I wouldn’t be able to take fine arts…so basically my question is, how necessary is Physics for architect? Is there a way I can become an architect without taking physics? And just to mention, I love creating things so that part won’t be a problem…but I hate, literally hate, chemistry and physics…
    Hope to hear back soon,
    a really confused student 🙂

  161. Hi im arlenne and im in usa right now i passed college algebra, trigonometry and precalculus and currently taking a calculus course, I am good at sketching if I take my sweet time but I dont draw often unless im bored or whatever, once I sketched a skull for my anatomy and physiology honors project and it looked the best out of the entire class to the point my teacher stole it from me :(… I wonder if architecture is for me, I do find it more appealing than engineering, i know landing a job in architecture would be hard but in case of that i already have a regular job at the moment or since i come from a military family i can always land a job in the military if financial strains are too much lol, also how hard is it to juggle architecture classes with work? I also want to know what sort of tools do architecture students use to do all the sketching, drawing designing, etc.

  162. hi sir I got admission in BMS collage for architecture I just want to know what all willl b der in archi
    and any preparations needed before joining to archi????? collage starts frm sep 1st week

    • Hello Monisha,

      You don’t have to be nervous when you join college. All you need to keep in mind is that you have to work hard and concentrate only if you wish to stand out from the rest of your class. If there is any help you need while on your course, just back to us and we will see how we can help you.

      All the best!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Hello Frank,

      If you love landscape designing and understand what trees and plants should go where, then landscape architecture is perfect for you. So, tell me what are your reasons for wanting to go for landscape architecture?

  163. Hii,
    I’m Zubaur i Had Pass My 12th with good marks and I was confuse what field is good for me . Then I Had chose field of Architecture . It is right or wrong ………………………………………………………………………………………

    • Hello Zubair,

      You shouldn’t choose a profession out of confusion. You have to completely aware of what you select and why you select. If you are so confused, go to the college and get a syllabus copy. Go through the subjects mentioned and their description. That will give you a fair idea of the kind of subjects that are there in the course.
      Once you do this, get back to me and let me know what you think.

  164. Hello, I’m currently in a rough situation. I don’t know what to do with my life. For all of my life I’ve loved to do things hands on. I like bringing whats in my mind to life. I love engineering. I also love architecture. Im not sure what to choose between to go to college for. Is there any way you could persuade me?

    • Hello Tommy,

      Engineering is more of a technical field and Architecture is creative and technical. IF you enjoy a lot of MAth and technical subjects, you should opt for Engineering whereas if you enjoy doing creative stuff, go for Architecture. Architecture is a mixture of both creative and technical sides.

  165. Hi, I’m would what you classify as a mature aged (44yrs) student wanna be, for the last 13 years I have been building remote housing for aboriginals in central Australia, and when I say remote I mean 300-500kms from the nearest big townships like Alice Springs, with the backdrop of spectacular remote desert and places like Uluru. The housing I have been building is government designed and even with my lack of architectural knowledge I have noticed that the constructions do not fit well with the needs and lifestyles of the aboriginal people. I have a background in television production as I was a technical director for television and that encompassed set design and lighting design as well as camera layout and control. I carried forth and became a carpenter so I have knowledge of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of building and construct techniques…my question to you is can these attributes help me to fast track through some of the parameters of the required courses and can you give me the url to a decent web site that can give me a concise breakdown of the required units so I can assess them and see this vision become a reality …the sites I have found have been vague at best with more attention paid to fees required than the actual course breakdowns in detail…if you can help me with this it will be much appreciated.
    Many thanks,
    Jeff Field

  166. hi im doing my twelfth standard . and i want to pursue architecture . i jus have a few more months left for my entrance . by this time i would like to improve my designing and creativity skills . could you please suggest a few tips for me to get acquainted with this field right from now on?

    • Hello Sushmi,
      I suggest that you practice drawing and sketching, read some good books on Architects such as Le Corbusier, Frank Llyod Wright. Read design philosophies of various world renowned architects, read about the new ongoing projects across the globe.

  167. Hello, i graduated from high school in june and i am still confussed about what to study. I really like architecture but also interior design; I’ve been doing some research online but still are very confussed. Can i get a M.Arch if i study first a BFA in interior design? Thank you!!

    • Does BFA mean Bachelors in Fine Arts? I am not sure if you would be allowed to pursue March after doing this course. I presume that BFA in Interior design is a three year course whereas B.arch is a five year course. You should check with the university you are planning to apply and see what they say regarding your plans for Masters in Architecture.

  168. Hi I am interested in architecture but I have heard it is not a viable field in the US, where I am. Do you know about this, is it still a good field to work in, and are there reasonable employment possibilities?

    • Hello Erik,

      I live in the UK. But I am aware of the employment opportunities worldwide. You can definitely find a good job after having gotten through Architectural course. The scope for sustainable construction is on the rise. The opportunities for construction in the west is on the rise.
      Could you share any of your research that makes you feel that Architecture is not a viable field in the United States?

  169. Hi..
    I really want to study architecture, I still have a year to decide but I was positive about it until someone came to me and told me that it is a really hard and difficult cours, I’m beginning to doubt myself and that this is the right course for me. I have alsow done a lot of research and I’m scared that I study and work really hard and then I’m not successful in this field. Do you have any suggestions, tips or advice for me ? please…. (I’m 17 and live in South Africa)

    • Hello Marissa,

      It is very difficult to tell if this is a hard course or not. It definitely involves a lot of hard work and dedication. With regards to being successful as an architecture student and then as an architect depends entirely on the individuals hard work and passion towards the field.
      One question I would like to ask you is what got you interested in Architecture? What is it about Architecture that really makes you want to become an Architect?

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Cheers 🙂

  170. hi.i have competed my 12th year.im intrested in architecture field but i dnt think im creative at all. afterall im bit weak in my drawings. but i hv been trying to practise drawings from the day when i wanted to be a architect. so do u think ths will be good for me, like can i cope up in ths carrer?

  171. Yes architecture to not viable in the US, UK or anywhere you need a qualification. As if you need a qualification to do it, it would not be art or science therefore architecture. Which is why architecture is very interesting and confusing and low paid.
    If you are interested in art or science find something else to do in art or science. If you are interested in building design find a building design course instead. Either way you are more likely to find employment and get better paid as you will be doing what you are saying and people appreciate that more saying one thing and doing another because it is confusing.
    I say this to save people a lot of wasted hard work

  172. Hai… well I have engineering graphics and design as a subject and I have really high marks (average of 80%)… I love to draw thing and I don’t know I am fascinated by architecture…. I think I could be really good at it because of my creativity….

  173. hello,
    i m about to finish 12th in 2014 nd i wnt to go for architecture. can u plz tell wht r d imp. subjects for architecture and wht will i study if i choose architecture. is it good for girls taking this field?

  174. hellow sir,
    i m in 12, preparing for nata,, m preety good in sketching. but somtimes i find myself m creative, some times not, i am confused about what level of creativity should i have to become a real architect. i like this proffession but i am also afraid of unemployment. (sunandsarkar29@gmail.com) is my mail address, i woul be grateful if u mail me their, i may also send u my sketches. pls help.

    • In this economy, I wouldn’t say Architecture is a sought-after career. Construction activity has slowed down. Computer programming and related tech careers are better in this day and age…

      Think about what you really love to do, and pursue a career in that field. You will be successful.


  175. Hey I m studying in class 12th in India. I have been preparing for engineering entrances over 2 yrs…but past few months I m having an inclination towards architecture…
    I m very much confused what to do now
    N how to prepare for architecture entrance?
    Please help out…

    • Hello Riya,

      I would like to know the reason why you want to switch your career choice from engineering to Architecture. It would help me to guide you for taking the right decision.
      About Architecture Entrance Exam
      NATA – National Aptitude Test for Architecture
      You could either join classes. Or you could refer books available in the market.

  176. I’m in 11th standard and I want to pursue my career in architecture and I have to speak on the topic career so how should I start it so would you please tell me please reply soon Benzujk

    • Hello there,
      Good to hear from you. I would be more than happy to help you decide if you should Architecture as your career. So tell me, what would you like to discuss?
      We are open to discussions.

      Cheers 🙂

  177. Hello, as U had asked I want to study architecture because I feel it creative and U won’t get bored of its lifestyle later like engineering! But my drawing is not so great its average! So I thought about it as I even have a construction and architecture background..! Please reply.

    • Hello Riya,

      It is good to know that you have Architecture background. I am assuming that your father is an Architect or someone in your family is into Architecture. Good drawing makes a huge difference because you can express your thoughts on paper. Although it may not be a compulsion, you still have to have good imagination. There is immense amount of work you need to put into Architecture. It is no fun field. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, passion and creativity. I am sure if you really think you can work hard and are passionate about design, you will make it.

      Cheers 🙂

  178. Architecture is a career that I’ve been looking into for about five years now, since I was twelve. I’ve started applying to universities (Carleton, Waterloo and UBC, all three are canadian) and am working through the applications. As far as strengths and weaknesses go, math, physics and the technical side of architecture should not pose too much of a problem for me, as I have always been strong in these fields. Because of cuts to education where I am (BC), subjects like drafting were cut, leaving the only artistic course as art, which I did not take. In hindsight this was a mistake, but now other than taking courses at the art centre and sketching buildings, either from pictures or my imagination, is there anything I could do that would help with the creative aspect?

    • Hello Max,

      Since you are strong with all these technical subjects means you would perform very well in almost all the subjects in Architecture degree. If you are worried about your drawing skills, you definitely need to work on that one. Being able to sketch does not necessarily mean that you would become creative. But it is a skill that comes handy during Architectural design projects. This is one of the most important skills required to become an Architect but sometimes it is mistaken and considered as the only important skill which is not true. So, I would suggest that you should start practicing sketching. As far as creativity is concerned, it is inside you. Sketching is a tool that will help you draw on paper all that you are thinking. And this is incredibly important. Most students do not know how to sketch when they join Architecture. It is not that they cannot design well. It is just that they can never express on paper what they are thinking. They end up drawing something that does not resemble their thoughts. I hope this was helpful.

      Good luck with your future!

      Cheers 🙂

  179. Hello there…Im a practising architect in India…its been 6 years since ive passed out of college and now im getting married to a british guy and planning to settle abroad….i was searching for info if I could work in Uk after marriage????if so what is the procedure that i need to follow…Ive done B.Arch 5 yrs degree in architecture in India…Please could you help me out…God Bless You…

    • Hello Nickita,
      You will have to pass RIBA parts 1, 2, and 3. You might be able to clear RIBA parts 1 & 2 with your bachelors qualification but you will need to work under a British Architect for two years to obtain RIBA part 3 after which you will gain the status of a Chartered Architect.

      Good Luck!

      Cheers 🙂

  180. Hello,
    Im currently 15 and I want to pursue my career in architectural engineering. I have a great interest in this field which involves both maths and art in some way or the other. I like to travel a lot and I heard that this field involves a lot of travel. is that true? if yes, then which particular field in architecture should I go for? Also, do I have to take coaching classes for nata? When should I start with this coaching? And I must admit, I was wondering how much does an architect earn yearly? For a person aiming for a luxury living, is architectural engineering the right choice? Thanks.

    • Hello Ananya,

      Yes, you do get to travel a lot. The more you see the better ideas you get for designing. About making money, if you can successfully become a good Architect with really good design skills, you will definitely make good money. Money does not come easy. You have to be exceptional.

      Good Luck!

  181. hello sir, i am a class 12 student. i eish to be an architect. the reason why i chose it because it looks like a different type of course and i would like to do something intresting and creative. but i doubt about my skill to clear nata test. am i going in the right path.. please guide me…

  182. Hi….. I’m currently in my 12 nd board exams r in a month!! I want to do B.Arch nd I know that I have to write NATA… But do yu think it’ll be late if I start preparing for it after my boards?? I’m ok at drawing… Nd I would like to know if I should go for coaching classes!!

  183. Hello,I am in college in 1st year with civil engineering as my branch. But I dont find it ibteresting enough.i am good at maths and am PASSIONATE about ARCHITECTURE, I am NOT THAT CREATIVE but passionate. I am planning to drop civil engineering and join architecture.
    Should I do it ? Please answer me in detail.

    • Hello Karan,
      If you are passionate about Architecture and if you are confident about working hard to develop your creative side, then you should definitely go for it. Let me know if you have any specific questions regarding Architecture.
      All the best.
      Cheers 🙂

  184. Hello,

    I have a question or so about the career of architecture and the path you took to get there. I am currently working on my AA and plan on majoring in architecture. Then will transfer to a specific archiecture school to finish BA and possibly MA. During my BA I want to be in an internship with a company to start my practice in the field.

    I was wondering about this decision and what you did? Thanks

    • Hello Cameron,

      It is a clever idea to get into an internship when pursuing BA. I worked for two years in an Architectural Consultancy firm before opting for MA. The experience gained comes handy when pursuing Masters. It is an amazing experience! I hope that helps.

  185. i m ankur..i ll complete my 12 aftr 6 mnths..i m bit confused regarding wich stream i would like to pursue..sme r saying to do b.tech nd then mba…bt i m bit interested in architecture..i want a job where i m highly paid..i ve to wrk hard nd i wnt to enjoy what i m doing..can any1 plz suggest a proffession in whch u r highly paid nd ur future is secured

  186. Hello! I completed my 12th with science and maths. I scored less in my 12th examination especially in maths. Due to some problems in life and the teachers i could’nt score good. Otherwise i am good in maths. I studied on my own for 12th. I am very passionate about architecture. My mom and my brother do encourage me but my dad thinks i can’t do well in architecture since i din’t do well in my 12th exams. He says there is lot of hard work in it. But i prepared for the entrance exam of architecture in just 28 days and i passed out with very good marks! I am creative, good in drawing, i just love to do artistic things! Please tell me what to do! I cannot think of pursuing any other career than architecture!

    • Dear Fiza,
      Architecture is not just drawing and painting. It involves a lot of serious work. You definitely have to be good at Math if you want to be a good architect. It does involve a lot of hard work. Most of the learning in architecture has to be done ourselves. Noone will spoonfeed you. Hence, if you score bad in your architecture exams, you will not be able to blame your teachers. You have to do it yourself. I would encourage you to get into architecture only if you are willing to work really hard and are determined to give your best.

  187. Sir,
    I am currently doing 3rd year B.Arch.I would like to know what are the options available after completing the course.what all courses can be mastered in for better post or for better job ?

  188. Hello..
    Currently i m studying in 12th grd n i really wan to become an architect bt many people say ppl choosing architecture dont have much scope in future.. I am really confused and i need help in taking decision. I am good at sketching and drawing even i love creativity but not that much good in Math

    • Dear Sharvari,
      IF you are really passionate about becoming an architect then you should go for it. About having scope, people will always need houses to live in and with increasing population the need for new houses is on the rise. If you are good at what you do, you will either find a good job in a good company or establish your own. Although making a career in architecture is no joke. It is not a bed of roses. Take decisions wisely.
      All the best.
      Cheers 🙂

  189. I din’t mean that teachers did’nt teach me or something like that! They did not give me internal marks which was 30%. I scored 68% in my 12th examination! If they would have given me marks i would have scored very well. Now my father believes me that the teachers did not give me internal marks! Because the same thing happend with someone last year. I am ready to do hard work, whatever it takes. And the college in which i am going to take admission is a very good college with excellent teaching staff for architecture!

  190. Hi I’m a student of economic last year I couldnt get in architecture in the uni i wanted so i went economic .First i didnt want to study archi. But my mom likes it a lot and my family thinks it is a good caarer so i applyed then i convinced myself that i like it cause being an architect is a good job but now that i have to choose if i want to apply again i dont now what to do .i really like their job but i cant see myself doing their job im good at drawing but im not creative i dont think i would like to draw or to design buildings all my life ,does creativity come with experience ??i dont now that to do and i dont have time to think well cause until tomorrow i have to choose ??

  191. hi,im mimi 16 years old .I want to study architecture, im not good at math but im very good at art skecthing,desaigning or everything that is art.so what should i do

  192. our college faculty n seniors always ask y u hv chosen architecture but we have no answers can u tell me a reason y to choose architecture….
    and plz tell me a reason that can convince them

    • You should not be thinking of convincing them. It is important that you know why you took architecture in the first place. You are the one who is going to live with it for your entire life. If you are not very sure why you are doing it then it will be worthwhile to think why you chose the career you did.

      I hope this helps.
      Good luck!


    I m in 2nd yr doing b.arch
    but now in 2nd yr when I am seriously thinking about doing landscape architecture after b.arch
    1. if I wanna apply for landscape architect in m.arch then what should I do side by side so that from now on I can start thinking of landscape architecture??
    2. can I make gud amount of money in landscape architecture????
    3. how to go on for landscape architecture???
    please guide me properly as wht am I supposed to do now.bcoz now I m seriously worried about my career.please help

  194. Hi, i am considering going into architecture but i not verry gpod at math and i concerned that that will make my studies very hard, is math really verry important in architecture?

    • Math is very important in architecture. You will have complex engineering subjects in Architecture where you will need to do a lot of complex mathematical calculations. So be careful before you choose your career path.

  195. Hii I’ m Siddharth
    I am currently in 11th class. I have taken science with c++ as the extra subject. I wish to pursue architecture but do I really need these subjects?

    Please respond to it!

    • Mathematics background is very important in architecture. It will make your life easier if you opt for Science although it is not a compulsion. You can also opt for commerce and then do architecture. That is possible as well.

      Good luck!

  196. Hi i’m 14 years old and i’m really interested in architecture it’s Amazing and so exciting if the requirements are so difficult
    but i can so i proud to be an architect.

  197. Hey actually I am a student of architecture 4th year rizvi college…I’m looking forward for a good design in 5th year for thesis…m not able 2 think wat topic 2 select for best design can u please suggest me some ?

    • Hi Anney. It really depends on what your interests are. If you are creative, then it would be a good idea to opt for Architecture. If you not very innovative it would be interesting to consider going into civil engineering since you have strong Math and Physics.

  198. Hello..
    I am Akhilesh …
    17 years old.,
    i wanna do architecture course . Please guide me with correct collage to start with and are their any job awaiting for an architect….
    hope the results in positive ….
    reply me as soon as possible …
    as am gonna give 12th xam’s now in this march ..
    and rather what are xam’s to start good in architecture….

  199. What are the subjects in the whole course of architecture? What are the drawing related subjects… I’m good and very fond of drawing. So will it help… Please someone let me know because I’ll be enrolling for B.arch. in the coming few months… Thanks in advance ?????

  200. hellow guys, im aklilu from ethiopia from wsu school of technology a 2nd year architecture student. . .preparing to design a residential building. . .plz note me if there are any helpfull design books. . .

  201. hello guys, I’m aklil from ethiopia, wsu school of technology a 2nd year architecture student. . .i was so interested to join these creative and amazing field and i believe it is one of the best thing ever happened to meim enjoying every moments as a luck we have taken applied maths only when we were freshman and also we finish structural analysis and rcc these year . . .now we are preparing to design a residential building(architectural design I). . .please note me if there are any helpful books for my carer in architecture. . .

    • It is really good to know that you are enjoying what you are doing. There are a number of good books you could refer. I suggest that you should start with reading books on Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. Three of these architects are my favourites and they have done some amazing research in the field of Architecture in terms of designing structures and they were the men with vision. Do let us know if you find any interesting books on architecture.

  202. Nowadays architect designer job is counted as one of the reputed and prestigious job rather than other jobs. You will get good remuneration and prestige for which more and more people are interested towards this architecture course. The job facility is also very wide in this architecture profession. It is better to take architecture profession/study after verify from similar students or similar workers.

  203. Hello!
    I’m currently studying in 12th grade. I am confused between taking up B. Arch interior designing and Bsc. Interior designing. Since I am good at my studies, my elders and friends tell me that Interior designing isn’t a good option for me as later, I wouldn’t like to see my friends being doctors and engineers. At the same time I’m a bit lazy at my work, so maybe I won’t be able to cope up with all the stress.
    Please suggest me something. Most appreciated. Thanks!

  204. Hello, 🙂
    I am pursuing B.Arch from N.I.T, Jaipur(INDIA). I am having difficulty to decide my stream for Masters. I like landscape as i wish to incorporate landscape design elements in my building designs. With landscape a building seems to breathe.. It comes to Life..! On the other side, Masters in Interiors would get me a quick job or even i can practice my own. Having interiors would keep me busy with various projects & can earn a good amount of money..! Please suggest..

    • Landscape Architecture could be really interesting. And if you are really passionate about landscape designing, you should certainly go for it. If you are good at what you do, you will make a lot of money. It is true that the role of landscape architect comes into picture only on large scale projects. So you might have to consider taking up a job in a construction companies such as DLF, L&T etc to be able to work on massive construction projects.

      Good luck!

      Cheers 🙂

  205. Hi I’m very good in drawings my teachers always say that u r born for making drawings but I’m having dream that I have to became a architect. But I’m not from math field I have done my 12th with art side so can u tell me can I apply architecture course.

  206. Hey
    M studyin in 11.m very much interested in designing buildings,interior designing and want to become an architect.but one question kills me dat hw much an architectural job pay me after completin dis?i really want a good salary

    Can anyone help me out plzz

    • You can get a good salary if you study in a top architectural university. In India, you can expect a starting salary of 20k to 25k per month. Growth is slow in large companies, and working conditions are not very good. For example, DLF asked my friend to deposit a sum of 3 Lakhs for a job paying 30k per month, so that you may not leave the company while under a contract. Other companies may not have such strict rules.

      Architecture is a fun field, but there is always some risk. You should also look at other career opportunities before choosing architecture.

      All the best.

  207. Hey,
    Is it necessary to have done Physics and Chemistry in high school to pursue B.Arch (I have done Math though)? And also im not great with drawing, is that a problem?
    However I love the field for its creativity

    Thank You.

    • Studying architecture for 5 years is very hard work. There are a lot of different subjects to study, including mathematics, structural design and plenty of theoretical subjects. If you like architecture, you should pursue it. I am not sure what the current subject requirements are for getting admission in an architecture college.

  208. Hiiii m trupti studying in fyjc sci. I like t creat new things which do not harm nature n also which will help to improve environment…m v good in drawing n maths bt my physics is v weak i read this article it created confusion in my mind tht is it really benificial to new comers in architecture field ??
    i m intrested in architecture bt which field should i chose in architecture which will give me satisfaction ??
    early i heard tht many architects in some companies are not getting salaries n some are still finding jobs…what should we do more to get job in this field after completion of degree ??
    hoping for your reply thnk u

    • Yes Trupti, Architecture is a difficult field. Personally, after completing my degree in architecture, I opted for a Masters degree in Sustainable Design, and then a second Masters in Town Planning. I really like Town Planning.

      You may like building planning or interior design, or landscape architecture. You will have to choose.

      Jobs in architecture are hard to come by. Most architects work for a few years, then form their own companies. If you prefer a stable job, then you should think about other options too. You are still in first year, so you have time to think. There are many fields in engineering which may interest you.

      Do let me know what you choose. All the best.

  209. Hii…i m Mrunal..studying in 12..i m confused between medical and architecture…my drawing,sketch everything is excellent…as well I m very much interested in architecture…bt I m not sure..wgether to choose mbbs or architecture….

    • Such decisions can be difficult to take. Architecture is a creative field, although 90% of the work you get after you graduate is routine work. If you are able to graduate from a top university, then get a job with top class star architects like Architect Hafeez Contractor, then you will be able to work on some world class projects and travel the world. If not, then you will have to forge your own career path, which is a bit of a struggle.

      Medical is also an excellent choice. Although getting admission into MBBS is very difficult and expensive, if you are at all interested in that field, then you should. Do what your heart tells you to do, because you are going to be doing this work for the rest of your life.

      All the best.

  210. Hello…im vani…..i completed my inter wid 90%….nd im vry intrstd in architecture course….frm my 10 standard…bt i joined in bsc course….but i left dat course nw…bcoz i want 2 pursue architecture as my career…im gud at drawng nd paintng….nd da thng…i dsnt lyk maths…bt i manage 2 get gud marks….my qstn is…does maths effect dis course mch ??

    • Hello Vani,

      There are very important subjects in Architecture course that have heavy use of mathematics. Subjects such as Structural Mechanics, Design of RCC structures, Design of steel structures etc. These are engineering subjects which are also taught in Architecture. You have to be an all rounder to become an Architect. The most important thing you need to understand is that Architecture is not just about drawing and painting. It is a very creative and technical field. We build dream homes for people. So you can imagine the amount of precision and hard work that would go into designing buildings. Mathematical calculations is the heart of Architecture. So choose your career wisely.

      All the best for your future!

      Cheers 🙂

  211. Hello Mister!
    I’m a student currently studying in 11th grade. I’d say that my grades are excellent, and I love designing.
    Everywhere I go, everything that I see, be it as simple as paths, small structures, ceilings, walls, to as big as buildings, there’s always an itch inside me (I’m sorry if I sound like a narcissist) that ‘I wish it could have made like this, If I were to make that, I would have done this, and that.
    Drawing has always been my passion. And by drawing, I mean different things including islands that people could live on in case of a natural or apocalyptic disaster (I’m a huge fan of Sci-Fi) or how efficiently a studio room can be designed etc.
    I also like like to design websites by the way (Which I’ve provided in the website field of the form, it’s just for show really).
    As with interaction with people, I think I’m social enough. Not super social, but the type of social where I like to ‘Get to know new people’ type of social.
    I wanted to know the current scope of affairs in architecture at an international level. I’m wondering how much scope for architecture is, right now, in developing places like Dubai (I’m guessing that there should be a decent demand in these places.) or Singapore.
    Also, what would be the range of pay in places like these?
    Another question that’s been on my mind is that will there be a lot of technical knowledge applied to this field? What will become of all the Physics and Mathematics I learned, will they be useful?
    Thank You!

    • You have a natural aptitude for pattern observation. You will like Architecture. Just get into a good college, like an SPA in Delhi. You will learn a lot of things there. Physics and Mathematics are important to some extent. But you won’t really be using any of the theories you learn in school.

      There has been a construction boom in the Middle East for the last 20 years now. But the construction sector is heavily dependent on the economy. No one knows what the market would be like in 5 years.

      You will be able to work on good projects in Dubai and Singapore after you have experience and fame. But most of the projects in Dubai are done by famous architectural firms from USA, UK, Australia, Canada and other western countries. Get your Architecture degree from wherever you want. But have a long term plan of doing your Masters in Architecture or any allied field you like from Australia or Canada, and get employment there. The road to working in world-class projects around the world will become a lot shorter once you get there.

      Even if you don’t go to a western country for your Masters, you can still become successful by joining a star architect. If you have talent, you will rise to the top.

      All the best.

  212. Hey… M 17..
    I m juz thinking of architecture as ma career… But m not pretty sure… Will I be able to do it…
    I am good at maths… I can even sketch thngs…. But d thing dat making me confuse is creativity… N I think …DAT m not much creative…. So should I opt for architecture as my career…?

    • Architecture is very difficult. Actually harder than Engineering in some ways. If you are ready to put your heart and soul into it, then you will succeed. It is no longer a lucrative career like it used to be. IT and Management are better fields. A lot of MNC companies out there, with good salaries and good work environment. Architecture is very difficult. You do it only if you love it.

  213. Sir/madam,
    I am good at computers ,I am appearing for my is board examination ,I know java programming and different aspects want to do architecture ,I am from India ,which college should I apply for

    • The best architecture colleges in India are the SPAs (School of Planning and Architecture). There are only 3 in India… New Delhi, Bhopal and Vijaywada. They are the best. There are a few private players as well. Get into a good, liberal college. There are some really good ones in Pune and Bangalore. Don’t trust college reputation on the Internet, its don by PR people. Try to find ex-students of a college and talk to them before deciding.

  214. Hey!i want to study architecture but i am very confused.as i am a commerce student n i didnt study physics and chemistry..!bt i’ll manage somehow…!bt i really want to be an architect.!i need guidance…!will you please help me out what should i do?
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks 🙂

    • Hello Sahiba,

      I am sure you will manage Architecture fine as long as you work hard, and are good at drawing, art and maths. Give your NATA exam and get into a good college. Be prepared to work hard from the start. You will succeed.

      All the best. 🙂

  215. Hello any one can tell me the answer for what I ask
    Hi,I am very good at maths and also a have very good creativity mind.but I am not a hard worker. But most of them are saying that u have to be a very good hard worker then only you can succeed in this field
    Then another question is architecture course easy or not

    • Architecture is very, very difficult, and requires very hard work for 5 years of your life. I have seen students who were studying Architecture for 8 years and still could not clear all the subjects. So, chose your career carefully.

  216. Hi..I’m abt to finish my 12th..I’m interested in architecture.I’m very good at art but I’m not so good at mathematics.Is it ok to still take architecture

  217. While I appreciate that this site is wanting to encourage folks to study architecture…it is misleading with most of the facts. Unless you are wealthy (and most who practice the ‘fun’ stuff are trust funded spoiled brats); have an entree to well heeled clients (see above) or are a superb marketeer (which most architects look down upon like fools…Frank Lloyd Wright was an outstanding marketeer) you are going to be let down. You are going to be treated like chattel and then kicked to the curb when expended. Why? Because the profession is poorly managed overall. Architects are lousy business people. And our economy cycles with recessions. I have been through six (6) recessions since entering this ‘profession’. If I had not been prepared, nimble and fortunate, me and my family would have been on the street. You better not focus on just architecture but expand your skill sets and learn as much as possible about collateral aspects of the profession. This in addition to having specific knowledge in various aspects of the trade (e.g. medical, aviation, office etc.) This profession is brutal. Pay? It is the lowest of all the professions. Hours? It has the longest. Rewards? Far and few in-between. if you are lucky, smart, and a hustler you may succeed. It is the old persons profession for a reason…it takes a long time to master. And it is evolving. Most likely architecture, because the AIA has so poorly managed itself (back to the spoiled —egotistical – brats); the value of the profession has eroded significantly. Contractors are taking over because they manage and assume risk. Owners are tired of being treated as if they are central banks, there to satisfy the ego of the architect. Except for a few boutique operations, the ‘profession’ will be subsumed by the construction world. Design Build is the future.
    BTW, what do you call a room full of architects?

    A wine cellar!

  218. Hey i want to ask that i persued commerce with maths in 12th..n i m a little bit creative..n most interested in maths..but least interestd in trigonometry..!!
    so pl. help me..dat should i do.?
    also which course is bettr designing or architecture?

  219. Hey..I’m completing ma 12th grade.I like to draw pics.but I’m kind of week in ma memory drawing.I like to work creatively.will I be able to study architecture??. Is b arch enjoyable ???

  220. I wanted to know that can i do masters abroad or continue it in india?will it make any difference?ive heard that even after internship ends there is least chance of becoming a design architect.Most of them want to get into design architect but end up having a boring job

  221. hello,
    I’m prathiksha and i’m in 11th and i wanna become a architect do u think it is a good idea…..becaz i read the about comments and it says architects are paid less and hard to find a job …….actually i come from construction bussiness baground my dad’s a developer and he has done many project……so i taught entering this field would not be difficult as my dad is a developer himself and i could get more opportunites…
    what are ur suggestions?????

    • You will benefit a lot if you take science because there are tough civil engineering subjects in Architecture course. You can get into it even if you opted for commerce but that will make your life difficult when you study architecture.

  222. Hello,
    i face a different kind of problem. I now study at iit kgp,a first year student……..I got a rank in JEE and was forced to take architecture..It was good at start but as time passed,I started facing difficulties.I got to know that im very less creative than my batchmates.My models were nothing near to their models and their thinkings…….whats the problem?????what to do??? How to develop creativity????

    • Hello Joe,

      First of all, you can opt out of it and go for something you really like.
      Creativity comes natural… But you can practice to make good models and work on improving your sketching… That is all I can say.

  223. Sir I am not very good at maths.is math really imp.for architecture. I really like creativity and have an imaginative mind.I am good at maths but not too good.what% of maths is required in architecture

  224. hello,I want to choose architecture as my career.I’m a 15 year girl and its high time for me to choose a career so i just wanted to know that for being an architect which all subjects should i be good at?In secondary school?

  225. am good at drawin nd am gud at geography, bt am nt gud at maths. So am tinkin if to jst study geography nd forget about architecture. And lukin at d job opportunities, that even discourages me d most to go for architecture. Wats your advice on dis?

    • Hello Ankit,

      Thats a tough one….

      In terms of finances, Architecture will not make you rich. It takes years and years of hard work to become a good Architect and you do need a lot of money to spend it on the course.

      I do not want to be unrealistic by saying that it will make you rich overnight. It is a tough journey but if you are determined to make it to the top, you certainly will do.

      Good Luck!

  226. Hello
    I recently received an offer to study Architecture in India. I am not really good at drawing and my Maths is fair. Arcitecture wasn’t my first choice for a career but i feel i should take up on the offer. Do you think i’ve made the right choice in choosing architecture?

  227. Hi!
    I have just given my 10th exams and want to persue architecture. Can we take math in arts for architecture? Is B.arch is enough or Masters in architecture is needed?

  228. Hii….i m 15…and i have just cleared my board exams.i really wanna take architecture as my futute career but i am still confused what subjects i should take for my 11th and 12th grade…can you please suggest me which subjects i should look up for like science,commerce,vocayional…etv

  229. Hello I hv given my jee this yr I hv nt scored very nice marks Bt actually I hv interest in drawing I cn do it very well I think ……Bt nw m confused between. Tkng architecture or engg cn u guide me please shld I give nata coz I hvnt studied for it these yrs shld I go to arch side …thnk u in advance !

    • Hello Samiksha, please refer to other comments. I have answered this question a number of times… Please go through the comments, they will be very helpful and be a guidance for you to decide.

  230. hi
    iam actually confused about which career should i choose . i have finished my 12th class and now iam confused b/w architecture and computer science.
    moreover i did not get good marks in my JEE entrance exam.. i also want to settle abroad . Iam creative and i love maths.. i also know java programming . i have seen the comments above about architectural course .. i am ready for hard work in this course but i am concerned about getting a job in foreign countries . so, i request you to guide me on what should i choose

    • Hello Simran,

      It is not easy to get a job abroad. The immigration rules in UK and USA have tightened making it almost impossible for a foreign student to get a job.

      So please choose your career wisely.

  231. Hello…..mam,
    I hv read most of ur suggestions and it help me the most……thank u.
    I want to ask that i hv completed my BCA,but i want to do some creative so i am going to opt b.arch as my further studies………i love to sketch building designs by my own,something innovative and creative…….actually i m really bored with the theory and i m not at all intrrested to do this anymore……
    M i taking a right decision.

    • Hello Huda
      You need to understand that there are many more subjects apart from drawing and sketching. They are civil engineering and other theory subjects.

      So find out more about the course before you opt for it. It is a tough course and you will need a lot of determination to get through it. It is no fun course at all. It is a very serious course and go for it only if you are extremely passionate about becoming an Architect.

  232. Hi..m aayushi I just want to conform that is it necessary to opt physics, chemistry n maths in class 11th to become an architecture because I am little weak at chemistry. Or just it can do with commerce n maths…

  233. Hy.
    I am student who wnt to pursue a course in architecture bt I have to start at diploma level. Am from kenya.. can I be able to study for a higher level after my diploma… please help.

  234. Hi I’m Lyle and I’m only 15. I really want be an architect. I can draw but not really good and I am also not good in Math. What should I do? Should I take Architecture in college or not?

  235. Hii.. m aayushi
    I am in class 11th n I want to become an architect in future so i just want to conform that is it necessary to opt physics ,chemistry n maths or it can just do with commerce n maths. .

  236. Hey
    I’m currently in class 12 and am a Science Student. I’ve been considering options like Architecture and Computer Engineering. Both are of equal interest to . I aspire to do my masters in Urban Design UK/US and open up a firm of my own in India and work here. What should I know beforehand?

    • Both your options look good. There are different things to do for different fields.
      For example you are considering becoming a Computer Engineer, you should go for small courses where you will get to learn C, C++ and JAVA.

      If you want to go for Architecture, you should consider doing design courses.

      Good Luck!

    • Why would you want to do that? To become a good Architects, it takes years and years of hard work. This is not something you can do in your 40s. It is a very tough field and not many survive.

      So choose your career wisely. Go for a profession that really interests you.

      Good Luck!

  237. Hello,
    Architecture has confused me a lot. Some say there is no money for freshers, while others say it is a very good line. I am interested in making more money, so is architecture or MBA a good field? Also, how many years will it take to be an archt.? Will arct. be enjoyable and good in the long run for me? I am quite good and perfect and drawing, so will I manage to be arct?

    • At the moment, the markets are very tight. There is no big money in this field. It is a good line if you have BIG contacts. It will take you 5 years of extreme hardwork to become an Architect.

      Choose your career wisely.
      Good Luck!

  238. hi
    im from india. And i got rank 65 (general category) in the B.Arch exam(all india). I am confused what to do .. i just wanna ask that opting for architecturing college will be a good throttle to my career or should i go with something else.
    thank u

  239. Hello!!
    Iam from Assam, i love drawing and making vehicles and bike with muds when i was in my childhood. I used to get 1st position in drawing competition without taking drawing classes in my school. But my parents want to see me to become Doctors, last year i took Medical coaching and this year 2015 i gave my AIPMT entrance exam, as i saw my answer key its ruins everything. On the other hand i also gave my entrance exam in JEE mains paper 2 for b architecture 2015, according to my answer key i got 145 out 390 and my board % is 59.00 and iam belong to ST category . As i predicted my college jee main rank in Aakash institute and from Resonance it shows that’s i will get admission in SPA new Delhi, NIT trichyy, SPA Bhopal.. Sir/ madam
    my question is that my parents wont allowed me to take admission in this field. As this is my ambition. I don’t want to become doctor like others, coz iam not interested in that. If i got also i will ruin my life and i will frustrated on doing this. Tell me Sir/Madam ,,How to confess my parents , coz this is my last opportunity to seek admission in those institutions.. Please please..

  240. Last hours ago, today 25th may 2015. I updated my problem about how to confess my ambition to be b architecture in front of my parents, rather solving my problem you Benzulk(author) delete my comment.. If this is your loyalty, i don’t need any help from you.. Iam asking help not for entertaining myself here..

    • Hello Waisong,

      We are here to help you if you have any difficulties understanding the profession and not to help you confess your ambition for becoming an Architect to your parents. My advise to you would be go for Architecture only if you are extremely passionate about it. It is no fun field. There is immense amount of hard work in it and remember this profession will not make you rich overnight. It takes years to achieve something significant and satisfying.

      Good Luck!

  241. respected sir.
    recently m come in 12th class PCBM
    M confuse for my profession I want to become a architecture
    but my family sprcially my father wants a doctor but my first choice is Archhtecture
    Sir How can I convence my father
    Its my dreams to m wants to becomes a Architecture…
    I want to do some special in my life for my family for our country
    m belongs to a middle class family..
    sir plz sugget me
    & also give me resion for choise my profession Architecture..
    thank u sir

    • Hello Sameer,

      Go for Architecture only if you are passionate about it. This profession will not make you rich. There is a lot of struggle at the beginning for a couple of years.
      Do not expect a high paying job after the end of a long 5 year course. You are not paid more than 15000 a month no matter how big the firm is.

      So choose your career wisely.

      Good Luck!

  242. am a 18 in love with architecture.am thinking of studying it in university but am worried that am not good with math.should i go ahead with architect or go for plan B. PLEASE HELP…

    • Hello Nomvula,
      It is difficult to tell if architecture is a good profession for you if you are not good in Mathematics. There are a number of Civil Engineering subjects such as Structural mechanics, Design of RCC Structures, Design of Steel Structures, Surveying and Levelling and many more. So it is not just design but it comes with all of these subjects. So go for it only if you think you can deal with these subjects.

      Good Luck!

  243. Hello Grace, i’ami’velways been discouraged from everything I had intrest in or wanted to do in life. I really like drawing a lot even tho it’s not perfect at times I don’t give up because I do it for fun. I studied Bsc insurance but I want to study architecture instead but I think I don’t have confidence in myself to do it. I really need your advice and can you contact me with schools who teach architecture. Thanks

  244. hi , this is dishant, 16 yrs old, finished with my ssc exams , i want to b an architect , but not interested in science faculty as i am not good in math and physics so i wanna join arts stream. will u pls guide me that after HSC in arts can i go for architect course?

    • If you want be a good Architect, you have to be good in Mathematics and physics. There are civil engineering subjects in Architecture course which involve a lot of complex calculations. So I believe if you are not good in Maths and Physics you should reconsider your options. Interior designing is one field where you might be interested.

      Good Luck!

  245. I want to study bs archi, but im already 37yo would that be OK? im already married with kids, happy, got my own home too. But i want to pursue a good educational background and also for my children bcoz they are too good at art and creative. Here in our country lots of emerging structural buildings in the making nowadays.. Thank you!

  246. Heyy, actually I’ll be giving my 12th grade and I wish to do architecture like even m.arch so Like will be a better option to do in UK or US and work there for some years to earn money and come back to India like, how much will be difference in the starting salary packages in India and UK OR US?
    Also what’s the starting salary in a big firm? Thankyou

    • Hello Shamika,

      You are thinking 7 years ahead. I think you should be focussing on IF you want to do Architecture in the first place.

      About getting a job in UK or US, it is not a cup of tea not everyone gets it. 1 out of 100 people get an opportunity to work in the UK or US as Architects.

      So my advise to you would be that please do some research on how tough the markets are abroad and be realistic in what you plan for yourself in order to avoid disappointment.

      Good Luck!

  247. i am very thankful to this site .hy ! i am krushna .i am a eleventh student of sixteen years from india.i want to be an good architect.i am well at arts and science.but i have no idea abuot the study and courses of architecture.please help me. thanks a lot.

  248. Im gonna b.arch im afraid about my life aft studies could u please guide me wid Wt can i do aft my studies because most of them say freshers are paid with 10- 15k…

    • Hello Thanooj,

      That is very true. You should only opt for it if you are very passionate about the profession and willing to do a lot of extra hard work that not many are capable of doing. At the moment i must say that the state of Architects in India is really bad and I hope it gets better with time. But there is no guarantee that you will get a high paying job. After you have worked for 3 years minimum you can expect a salary of 25000 rupees a month. This is all you get. So keep that in mind and choose your career wisely.

      Good Luck!

  249. I like architecture but the problem is that i have heard that the architect students when get graduated they face the lots of problems for the job.
    They doesn’t get the job easily. We all know that earning is not every thing but I belong to a middle class family. So what should I do plz suggest me.

    • Hello Aniket,
      Yes what you have heard is very true. After graduation, the firms are not willing to pay more than 15000 to 20000 max for exceptional students. It is an interesting field and if you are good you will survive, if not then you will have to live a mediocre life. You should only opt for Architecture if you are extremely passionate about because setting up a practice or getting a high paid job is very tough and you will need a lot of determination to make it worthwhile.
      I hope this helps.

      Good Luck!

  250. hello BenzuJK,
    I am good at art and i want to do architecture course but i want to know whether it is worth studying that means if i’ll take architecture course and complete it and also pay fees which is really costly for a middle class girl like me i have to take a loan; so, would i be able to get rid of the loan and earn money by this profession? and my other question to you is that could you please guide me for more artistic courses which would be less money worthy?…i hope you’ll give me an answer and i’ll be waiting for your reply;
    thank you;

    • Hello Aishwarya,
      At the moment, the state of Architects in India is pathetic. The job market is very tight. After graduation, the firms are not willing to pay more than 15000 to 20000 max for exceptional students. It is an interesting field and if you are good you will survive, if not then you will have to live a mediocre life. You should only opt for Architecture if you are extremely passionate about because setting up a practice or getting a high paid job is very tough and you will need a lot of determination to make it worthwhile.

      About other artistic fields, you could opt for interior designing which is less cost intensive. If you are interested in computers, BCA would be a good field and the coursework is easy plus there are many jobs for it as well. At the moment, I cant think of any other fields that might be suitable. I hope this helps.

      Good Luck!

  251. Hi I am Harpreet I want to be a good architect , I am good in maths ,drawing, in making interesting things but i am not able to study from avery good university please tell me that after these all things I am able to get good job

    • Hello Harpreet,

      Architecture could be a good profession for you. At the moment, the state of Architects in India is pathetic. The job market is very tight. After graduation, the firms are not willing to pay more than 15000 to 20000 max for exceptional students. It is an interesting field and if you are good you will survive, if not then you will have to live a mediocre life. You should only opt for Architecture if you are extremely passionate about because setting up a practice or getting a high paid job is very tough and you will need a lot of determination to make it worthwhile. So I wish you all the best!

  252. Hello, I’m a student from India and I’m quite confused about whether I shall choose to study B.arch or not. Well, I wanted to do MBBS but I could not qualify the state level entrance examination (the national level is yet to be held but too late) and I’ve already taken admission for BSc in a nearby college (as a backup plan and my last option). I have qualified the national level architecture entrance examination with good rank but I’m confused….shall i grab the opportunity? My mathematics is okay, and my art and creativity has always been praised. I’m even concerned about the money and job prospects in the field of architecture….and that’s what is making me hesitate to go for B.arch. Could you please suggest me with what I shall do? Shall I go for B.arch?

    • Hello Kritie,

      Getting a heavily paid job in Architecture in India or anywhere in the world is very tough. I do not want to discourage you. After becoming an Architect, we do have to spend a couple of years struggling and trying to find our feet. There is intense competition in the field. You can only survive if you are the best and if you are good at making contacts that will bring you work. So my advise would be, go for Architecture ONLY and ONLY if you really really love Architecture… If you want to choose this profession solely for making money, the market right now is very tough but of course you never know. Things keep changing and the markets might change too but bare in mind there is intense competition outside. So no matter what you have to be the best in order to survive.

  253. I crack entrance exam of CIT(centrally funded engineering institute) and took admission in CSE , but finally i crack JEE main b.Arch…
    CRL rank-37313
    ST rank- 886
    I am confused which line i should go. Will i get in SPA, New Delhi with this rank.. Please help me

    • Hello,

      I am unable to tell you if you can get admission into SPA, New Delhi. What is important here is if Architecture interests you. You should never decide which profession you would want to choose purely on the basis of marks. Because once you are into it, you will be doing this for the rest of your life. Hence, you should only select a profession that you thoroughly enjoy.

  254. heyy,
    i finished my 12 and am looking forward to do architctr..but am not pretty sure about beacuse im weak in math………but i feel that im pretty gud in creativity….and i draw a bit toooo….
    plzz guide me …..

  255. I am 16 preparing for engineering. But I am interested in arch. I am good at drawing but not very creative. My parents are reluctant as this field does not pay well. Also I have heard that the college years are very busy abd hectic. What should I do?

    • The pay is not good and the course is very hectic.
      So you need to decide for yourself. Noone can help you with these decisions. They are yours to take.
      You need to remmember that this is something you will have to live with the rest of your life.

  256. Hey BenzuJk

    I’m starting my first year of college this fall and I know what I’m getting myself into in the field of architecture ( dedication, commitment, late night hours, stress, etc.).I just don’t know if I’ll be up for that big responsibility it’s just that I’m scared I might mess up. I love getting my hands dirty but I Dont know if I’m creative and this field requires math and physics but just seeing the word physics plucks a nerve out of my system. so can you please motivate me to work hard for architecture?

    • Hello Dima,

      All you need is a little more passion and confidence that you already have. I am so happy that I did not have to go through all of my usual lecture to the students about dedication and hardwork. Don’t worry too much about physics. I am sure you will make it. You simply need that little push… 🙂

  257. Hi iam siddhant, I have keen interest in architecture .. Iam good in art but i lack behind in maths so iam really confused whether to opt it or not … can u please help me out …

  258. Hi

    I am a 2nd year student of Civil Engineering from Bangalore, India. I am very keen to carve out a career in Interior Designing/Interior Architecture after I complete my Civil Engineering course preferably in the US. Kindly let me know the prerequisite courses that I need to complete in Architecture before I am considered for a Masters admission.

    • Hello Priyanka,

      You cannot get admission in Masters in Architecture by having a civil engineering degree. You will have to do a Bachelor of Architecture in order to qualify for admission in a masters course.

  259. I am a student of class 12 and i want to take up architecture in college. I hate mugging up lessons i like a lot of practical work. Will architecture be interesting enough to study it for 5 years. And does the selection of college matter in case of this field ?

  260. I’m a recent drop out. I wasted 2 years in software engineering only to find that it wasn’t for me. Since school I wanted to be an architect but no one really supported this idea! I am passionate about it! But I don’t know what kind of skill set is required! I need to know if this is the field for me as I can no longer waste any time. Also I’m 22 will that affect me? Because I’ll be 27 when I complete architecture if I opt for it!

    • Rameesha, there has been an intense discussion on what you need to become a good Architect. I urge you to read all the comments in this article. This will give you an insight on what all you need to do to become an Architect.

  261. hello Admin,i’m orllar from Nigeria,I’ve already learn a little from my bro which is an architect so I can design a buildings like bungalows, duplexes and so on, and also good in AutoCAD 2d so I’m now looking to go further, though I’m good in art nd I love creativity bt to get admission into higher institution in Nigeria here is somehow tougher than I expect, i always dream to be a hero in this institution and I wish one day I’ll get there.

  262. Hyy I m 15 …n I m really passionate about architecture ..n i really good at computers n art I mean sketching so will this field is suitable for me n ya I m bit creative as well ..so can uh suggest me from where should do my 11th n 12th for the good foundation to be an architect !! Ty plzz reply soon ..:)

  263. Hello im 15 and id love to take up architecture im nit that good at drawing but im sure i can improve. The math parts not a problem at all. So if I want to take up this field is it necessary to know a lot about computers? Also can you tell me alll the subjects i need to focus on for this? Thx

    • Hello Adnan,

      You sound like a good candidate for architecture. You must focus on physics, maths and some drawing would be good. You don’t have to know a lot about computers. Your basic computer skills will suffice. You will eventually learn how to use various 2d and 3d softwares. So do not worry about them right now.

      This is all you need to know for now.

      Do keep us updated about what you plan to choose. We would be interested to know.

      All the best!

  264. Hi, your article really convince me to choose architecture after I graduate and I want to ask you some questions, is chemistry needed in architecture and should I learn it well?

  265. Hi.. i want to study architecture, i love to draw, they say im a creative person but for me im still not good enough.. dont judge ok? Im just curious..will they teach you how to draw/ or anything about art? Thanks ^_^

    • Being able to draw well is not the only skill you need to have. You will have to study complex mathematical subjects in architecture. You will need to show your mathematical skills then. Drawing well is a plus point not an absolute necessity. However, you have to have a creative mind…for creativity is the soul of architecture.

  266. I’m 15 and I’m really interested in taking up architecture but I’m a bit confused about exactly which subjects am I supposed to take up after my 10th grade, if I want to pursue architecture.

  267. Hi!! I’m a student of architecture. I’m not liking the subjects anymore it’s interesting to study but when it comes to designing I just can’t think what I exactly want . yearby year things a getting harder how do I overcome all this n I have d feeling to quit but can’t quit as I chose it in my own intwrest. Please help me

    • Hello Adithi,

      If you don’t like it then the best thing to do would be to quit. You have to remember that it is not just about passing exams and getting through the course. Once you become an Architect, you will have to do for your entire life. If you dont love it then dont do it.

  268. I am 17 years old and I am having trouble about going for architecture. I think its and an interesting field and that its fascinating but im hearing that girls cannot perform in this field as good as men.and also this thing about the pay not being good enough.. I have an equal opportunity of going for medical but I really some professional and honest advice about choosing this profession..is this profession as promising as medical and and what are the future opportunities?

    • Hello Zainy,

      Women can certainly do as good as men. About salaries, they are not very good as compared to doctors. Whether it is a promising career or not really depends on good you are. Be it medical or architecture, you have to be hardworking and determined. There is no shortcut. Both these professions require a number of years of hardwork before you can start reaping benefits.

  269. I am really interested in architecture I wanted to know what subjects do you need to take to be in that career field of architecture and the is interior design also in the lane of architecture

    • If you take science, it will be very useful for you since there are civil engineering subjects in architecture. However, you can also join architecture by doing commerce but then it would be very difficult for you to cope with mathematical subjects in the course.

  270. Hello
    I’m Harshith. I hv completed my pu last year.Im very interested in architecture . working as an architect makes me feel happy. Only The thing is can I get a job in abroad after completion of my masters. Even I know that it’s all depends on my hardwork. But I have the confidence that I’ll overcome all these, as I’m very good in art and creativeness as well. Pls guide me can I take architecture as my career…..??

  271. Hi
    I am Sarthak
    How much approximately our salary is if we opt for b arch in construction.
    If I am not good in computers and a bit not good in arts, then is it possible for me to become an architect

    • If you are creative and good in math and physics… then yes, you can opt for architecture. As for salaries, starting salary of an architect in India is 15000. So this is not excellent! But yes, you have to be extremely hard working and completely dedicated if you want to get into this field. Also, it is important for you to remember that architecture is not arts.

  272. I am in my 8th sem of architecture (UG) and have chosen office building as my thesis project. I am interested in designing energy conscious buildings and i want to intern adn work for a few years in India, in the desired field. Can you suggest me which company’s should i focus on going to, as i want to explore a lot more into energy conscious buildings. A firm which is energy design related and works to make a better future for the inhabitants of the building with new technologies and green buildings and all.

  273. hi
    i m in last yr, BSC(computer science), i m not that much good in codings and programmings,i want to do sumthing creative,
    can u plzzz tell me which field should i choose under arch…
    n wt r da subjects…

    • Hello Akshay,

      Architecture is a very creative field and a very tough one! It demands a lot of dedication and hard work and the most important point that most students fail to understand when they get into architecture is that it is not only about drawing and painting. It is lot more than that.

      Also, you are in your final year of computer science. Architecture is a five year long course. You need to have a creative drawing, being able to draw very well is a plus point but not a compulsion and you should be good in maths.

      These are the all the qualities you need. If you believe you have them, then go for it.

      All the best!

  274. Hi.! I’m Mahek..I am in grd.10 right now and I am trying to choose a certain field of career for me.. I want to do architecture but in India..I am good at drawing but I think I’m not that creative.. How do I continue this decision.? Like what should I do to get into this field.?

    • Hello Mahek,

      First of all, if could you tell me what inspires you to pursue architecture? Creativity is the soul of architecture! But if you are hard working, good at drawings and math, then you can go ahead and choose architecture. It is important to remember that architecture is not just about drawing and painting. There is a lot more to it than just that. So back to the question I asked earlier. Why do you want to do architecture?

  275. Hi I’m jerusteena. I’m about to finish year 12 and I want to study architecture in university.I studied 12th mathematics and fine art so I will do this course?I’m a good artist.so please tell to use this course for my future.

  276. hi, I am akash sir I am a student in class 10 I want some information from you I like drawing subject very much which book I really use for an architeuture practise and after 10 what should I do what should I choose and which class I join in 11&12 for giving nata exam please guide me and please replay me.

  277. Hi friends
    I am going to complete my 12 this year
    I want to take up architecture as my profession so what are the main fields to persue like what are the main things we learn in architecture is it easy or tough

  278. Hello,
    I’m a high school graduate from Zambia. I would love to know what it takes be an architect and the best countries I can study Architecture from. I’ve never taken art or any A level classes but will a foundation course class help me?
    Lastly can I study architecture if I’m not very creative?

  279. Hello !!!
    I’m about to finish class 12 on march 26 as my last exam. I want to go for architect designing as my career. But everyone around me says it’s takes a lot of hard work in this field. I’m really good at creativity and drawing and math (trigo). But people around says it’s takes all your life to bevome an archietect. They say archietect doesn’t have a good scope nowadays and you may or may not get a good job with a good salary. I’m a bit confused if I should go for architecture or not ??? Also i want to know where there is a good scope of architecture and where can i get a good job with a good salary. Also I’m interested in travelling too. Please guide me.

  280. Sir I am studing in class 10 I want to become an architecture but my maths is very low sir please tell me I will become an architecture or not or I will get difficult further.

  281. Plz help me i love to join b.arch but i have dyslexia problem i am little poor in drawing but day by day i will be thinking creative things in my mind now i have written 2nd puc and waiting for my result. I think that i will get 70% in my puc will i get seat in b.arch????

  282. Hello.This is Arivu.I am first year barch student in SAP Chennai.I opted for barch jus becoz I don’t like engg.I m little creative but my laziness n poor time management puts me off track of submissions n I hav a lot of backlog.I fear weather I wud be able to touch the finishing line.But I like dng design.I m really interested n I do well if I do.the problem is I m not dng.

  283. Hi. I’m Linda from South Africa.

    I’ve been reading people’s questions and answers because I need the same information they’ve been asking about. Then I came across Brandao’s comment and it really scared me. Is is true that architect students work that much? I mean architecture is the only thing I care about…

    • Hi Linda,
      Yes architecture does involve tremendous amount of hard work but if you are passionate about it and is the only thing you care about as you have mentioned in your comment, I do not think that hard work should scare you.

  284. Hello!

    I have just passed year 12 and my grades are just average. I want to be an architect, I enjoy art and math but I’m not good with math at all. I don’t take art as a subject but during my spare time I really enjoy creating sculptures and paintings. I take physics and chemistry and I think im on the verge of failing the IB diploma. If I’m not so great at math and physics but i love art can i still take architeture?


    • Hi Priyanka,
      You have to be good in Maths. Architecture is not just about drawing and painting. It involves complex civil engineering subjects such as Design of RCC Structures and Design of Steel Structures etc which involve complex mathematical calculations. So I would suggest that you take all of this into account before making a decision on the course.

    • Hello Geetika. Something that you should be aware of is that Architecture is not just about drawing and painting, it also has complex civil engineering subjects which involve complex mathematics. So if you think you can improve and work hard on your Math, then you will be able to make it.

  285. I am 16 years old and interested to study architectural courses. can you say good collages in kerala ,india. how many years it will take to complete architectural courses.how many mark should i score for NATA exam

  286. I have currently finished my 12th and awaiting my results.i am good at maths and i do decent sketches. For the past 2 years,i have been telling that i am gonna do architecture.i take time to do even a small sketch.i dont get satisfied until i make a pretty decent one even if it is a simple one.i have been worried of the workload but i am ready to do it.but the thing is i feel i am not creative enough. Whatever i draw,i see,take reference and draw. My parents suggested doing computer engineering as this is hectic.Do u think i should still go for architecture?

    • Hello Akshara,
      Architecture is not just about being able to sketch well. These days we have softwares with the help of which we could make 2d and 3d drawings. So dont worry if you are not very fast at sketching. About creativity, if you are confident that you will enjoy architecture, then you will learn to be creative… that is what you are taught in this 5 year course.