So you thought that architecture degree would lead to a career where you could put a down payment on a house? That you could build your 401K while paying rent in your just-outside-downtown apartment? That passing your ARE’s would put you at the same salary of recent grad engineers and bankers? Well, that isn’t the world in which we live.
Nowadays, it’s unheard of to find an architecture student or recent grad who isn’t doing 3D modeling, rendering, graphic or web design on the side to help pay the bills. Recent Kickstarter Staff Pick SewRaw boasts a nostalgic, romanticized, and even mawkish approach to footwear. Perhaps expected from the founding architect and construction project manager.
The profession of architecture is changing. Firms with policies such as, “the employee may be required to work additional hours to fulfill the duties of their position,” may find that these additional hours end at 8pm and no longer the expected 3am. Employees are making time for personal projects outside of the profession, passion projects and alternative modes of income are becoming necessities. Let’s take one from Mike and make a change.
Have a look at SewRaw and let’s push for architects with creative agendas.
Funding now on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1O450Ou