Become an Architect

ONLINE RESOURCES -
ARCHcareers.org
Do you want to be an Architect? ARCHcareers.org will lead you through the steps in becoming an architect. The "Three Es" of architecture will be your guide. They are: Education, Experience and Examination. (excerpt from ARCHcareers.org)

BOOKS -
Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, 2nd Edition
If you're considering a career in architecture, start with this highly visual guide to preparing for and succeeding in the profession.(excerpt from wiley.com)

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES -
The path to becoming a licensed architect begins as early as high school. With few career fields offering such a significant and lasting impression on the built environment, architecture proves to offer a rewarding academic career and engaging professional field.

An essential first step is to joining the profession is to evaluate which degree granting institution will best meet your professional goals. Use the following lists of undergraduate and graduate degree granting institutions to help plan your path to becoming a licensed architect.

Additionally, to view the steps to becoming an AIA Architect please visit: www.aia.org.

Illinois Institute of Technology
College of Architecture
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Accreditation Info
www.iit.edu/~arch
Illinois Institute of Technology
S.R. Crown Hall
3360 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616

p: 312.567.3260
f: 312.567.5820

Donna V. Robertson, FAIA
Dean


Degree - Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch. (Pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credit hours)
Next Visit - 2013
History - Accredited since 1992

Track - M. Arch. (Undergraduate degree + 103 graduate credit hours)
Next Visit - 2013
History - Accredited since 1992

Degree - Bachelor of Architecture
Track - B. Arch. (169 undergraduate credit hours)
History - Accredited since 1951/52

Judson University
Department of Architecture
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Accreditation Info
www.judsonu.edu/SOADA/
Judson University
Division of Art, Design and Architecture
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123-1498

p: 847.628.1010
f: 847.628.1008

Keelan P. Kaiser, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Chair, Department of Architecture


Degree - Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch. (140 undergraduate credits + 42 graduate credits)
History - Accredited since 2004

University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Architecture
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Accreditation Info
www.arch.uic.edu
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Architecture
845 W Harrison St, M/C 030
Chicago, IL 60607-7024

p: 312.996.3335
f: 312.413.4488

Robert Somol
Director


Degree - Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch. (Pre-professional degree + 68 graduate credit hours)
Next Visit - 2015 History - Accredited since 1980/81

Track - M. Arch. (Undergraduate degree + 104 graduate credit hours) History - Accredited since 1980/81.

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Architecture
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Accreditation Info
www.arch.illinois.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
117 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall MC-621
611 Lorado Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-6921

p: 217.333.1330
f: 217.244.2900

David Chasco
Director


Degree - Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch. (Pre-professional degree + 62 graduate credit hours)
Next Visit - 2015 History - Accredited since 1973/74

Track - M. Arch. (Undergraduate degree + 65 prerequisite credit hours + 54 graduate credit hours) History - Accredited since 1973/74.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
School of Architecture
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Accreditation Info
www.architecture.siuc.edu
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
School of Architecture
413 Quigley Hall, MC 4337
Carbondale, IL 62901

p: 618-453-3734
f: 618-453-1129

John K. Dobbins
Head


Degree - Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch. (Pre-professional degree + 42 graduate credits)
Next Visit - 2013
History - Candidacy granted January 1, 2008

The School of the Art Inst. of Chicago
Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects
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Accreditation Info
www.saic.edu
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects
36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1257
Chicago, IL 60603

p: 312.629.6650
f: 312.629.6651

Anders Nereim
Director, Professional Architecture Degree Programs


Degree - Candidate for Master of Architecture
Track - M. Arch.
History - Candidacy granted January 1, 2007
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