An architect's greatest responsibility to their client and the public is safety. They need to be aware of what makes a structure stable and safe to function in. They collaborate with experts, like engineers, to achieve this.
So you want to be an architect? Here are your options:
1. You can go for a five- or six-year program that gets you a Bachelor of
2. Or a four-year undergraduate, pre-professional degree program
followed by a two-year graduate architecture program for a Masters in Architecture
3. And lastly, you may choose a three- to four-year professional Master of Architecture degree for students who have already received a Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field
Everyone should know that education alone is not enough to become a licensed architect. In order to become licensed you must participate in an internship program, Internship Development Program (IDP), which may take 3-5 years. Then you have to pass the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).