How do you pursue a Career in Architecture?

There are many nuances of a Career in Architecture. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Architecture is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Architecture. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Architecture, I found this amazing page:

T S Aswal's perspective!

T S Aswal has 44 years & 7 months of professional experience in Architecture. T S Aswal has worked in Architecture as Managing Director in Aswal & Asociates. In T S Aswal's own words, this is how T S Aswal got into Architecture: "After completing my graduation in Architecture from Sir JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai, I did Diploma in Clay Modelling and Architectural Assistant from the School of Arts, Lucknow. After that, I have worked with PWD, Lucknow and M E S (Dept of Defence) at the Army Headquarters. Later on. I started my own architecture firm, Aswal & Associates in 1986 in Dehradun and have been running and working there ever since. I am the Managing Director of the company." This link showed on the first page of search results for T S Aswal:

Career Video on Architecture

In a video, T S Aswal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Architecture. T S Aswal started by explaining Architecture as: "Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Architecture, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Architecture. T S Aswal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Art
  • Technology
  • PCM & Botany
  • History of Architecture
  • Materials
  • Construction Machinery
  • Social & Cultural Background

T S Aswal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Architecture:

  • Artistic Inclination
  • Hard Work & Flexibility
  • Observational Skills
  • People Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership & Decision Making

T S Aswal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Architecture:

  • Creative Satisfaction
  • Appreciation
  • Networking
  • Monetary Potential

And, T S Aswal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Architecture:

  • Initial Struggle
  • Getting the Right Environment
  • Knowing the Latest Techniques

In the final section of the video T S Aswal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Architecture. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Architecture, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


















Career Counseling 2.0

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