I’ve got an interesting meeting today. I’m having coffee with a young woman who is thinking about what careers she should be aiming for. And I wondered if you could help me.
She wants to be an architect, and as you know it isn’t a career I would suggest as ideal for a young person (particularly a young woman). But you might think differently, and more particularly you probably have an idea about how she can be helped to make the right decisions for her.
What do you think about the future of architecture for young people today? What do you think are the opportunities and the threats?
If you were in that position today, looking back from where you are now, what would you do differently?
There may be other careers that someone with an interest in design, buildings, construction, the built environment, might consider. What are they?
And most particularly, what resources are available to help her decide?
I hope by asking on the blog we might collect together some ideas, advice and resources which will help the many young people thinking for the first time about becoming an architect.
Please make your contribution below, and I’ll share them all.
Image: The Bachman House by Bruce Goff, Architect (isn’t he an inspiration!) photo by ejojola