Keynote Speaker, Udayana University, A Motivation For Fresh Graduate

Keynote Speaker for Graduation of Technical Faculty of UDAYANA UNIVERSITY, March 20th, 2014

Architects can make a great living but there is a balance between money and happiness that must be found. But there is a reality check coming for most graduating architecture students. Practicing architecture for 99.9% of the architects out there means something other than designing – at least what you might typically think design really means. The practice of architecture is more than sketching on trace paper, parti diagrams, deciding what pens to draw with, groupies, and last-minute trips to Other city with the client. It means solving problems – sometimes incredibly mundane and uninspired – yet very important problems to the people who retain your services.

Jobs where Architect degree would be useful include:

  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner

What do architecture graduates do?
Almost half of architecture graduates are working as architectural and town planning technicians six months after graduation, with a further 17% working as architects.