Preparing for a career in Architecture

Dr. Rajendra Kumar, director, School of Architecture, Noida International University. 

An architect is someone who plans, designs and oversees the development of a building.  This profession demands plenty of creativity along with a scientific aptitude. Indian housing industry is at its peak currently and it is predicted that the following few decades will see an immense boom in construction in Indian cities. Almost 70 percent more construction activities are predicted for the next few years in Indian cities.

The primary purpose of any architect is to supply a functional, healthful, safe, and pleasing shelter. In simple words, architects are the designers of lovely buildings and interior spaces in buildings. 
Architecture professionals are highly respected across the globe. Here are some tips for the aspiring architects.
1. While you scout for a perfect architecture college, make sure you do the recce well because you anyway will have to do it in future.
2. Leave behind your comfort zone. Never be hesitant to attempt new things, regardless of whether it involves taking in something muddled without any preparation in a restricted time. You can accomplish it on the off chance that you have the will. Be creative! 
3. Verbal Presentation. This is a wizardry tip, seriously! In the event that you can do the correct talk, your task will sell regardless. I have seen normal quality ventures being acknowledged definitely more than some magnificent ones in light of this astounding talking characteristic.
4. Be Social. On the off chance that you need to be a pioneer, this is the attribute you have to have. Grow your organisation and expand your visibility. Make associations around you and through person to person communication locales.
There are many other things that an architect should keep in mind but let’s now talk about the job prospects. In India with the vision of 100 smart cities and many new projects, future possibilities and prospects for architects are very bright. This career offers 100 percent job security. With the rapid evolution of available technologies, and the integration of them into the profession, the role of an architect is changing faster than it ever has before.
There are immense opportunities for architects in the future. At present, India has only around 1.2 lakh architects and there is huge demand for new architects and building designers in the near future.
Architects  can work with development organisations wherein they are approached to fill in as a fashioner. At first a designer is relied upon to comprehend explicit prerequisites of customers and find some kind of harmony among style and cost. Also, a planner with aptitudes can help customers by his thoughts regarding adjusting the necessities of appearance, budgetary financial plan and time span.
A few draftsmen even work freely and acquire their business through consultancy expenses which altogether relies on the abilities and profile just as work insight.
A large majority of roles in engineering come up in government associations, for example, Public Works Department, the Archeological Department, Ministry of Defense, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning Organization, and so on Planners working autonomously have abundant extension as far as procuring.
Notwithstanding, the inherent disadvantage with autonomous practice is that the expert goes has to manage loads of work by himself as he needs to design subtleties of sizes, determine and ascertain the expenses on his own. In addition, he would require good models and designs as there would no other individual to help him like in a development organisation.
Specialisation functions admirably for better prospects in design as it involves prerequisites. 
With the rapid evolution of available technologies, latest software and the integration of new techniques in buildings, architecture as a profession and the role of an architect is fast evolving. Architects are problem solvers and designers of many aspects of human life. 
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