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American Institute of Architecture Students Organization promotes excellence in education, training and practice and organizes students to advance the art and science of architecture. Web site includes links to local chapters, design competitions, upcoming lectures, CRIT magazine, and educational resources.
ARCHCareers.org An interactive guide to careers in architecture designed to assist high school and college students in becoming architects. Site includes information on education, internships, and the licensing exam.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA): learn about the educational path to becoming architect; purchase a guide toaccredited architecture schools.
Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, by Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D., is the definitive guide to obtaining the skills and education necessary to be an architect. This hands-on book features complete coverage of the three central components of becoming an architect--education, experience, and exam. It guides the reader through the major hurdles of graduating with an accredited professional degree in architecture, gaining experience through an internship, and passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
Career Day, Consortium for Design and Construction Careers List of participating schools; interviews with professionals; Career Day schedule of events; information about careers in architecture, interior design, construction management and landscape architecture.
Guide to Architectural Licensing in Illinois IDP requirements for Illinois, NCARB certification, the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), exam study resources, and Guidelines for the Appropriate Treatment of Interns; slide show describing the IDP program.
Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture Information on courses, enrollment, school resources, events, school history, faculty and campus life.
Judson University in Elgin offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in a Christian context.
National Architectural Accrediting Board Information on accredited architecture programs, getting accredited/accreditation process, calendar of events, annual conference, convenient links; NAAB publications.
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Information on Intern Development Program (IDP), Architect Registration Exam (ARE) and free practice program software, reciprocity, certification and continuing education; contacts; access to publications and news.
The book Opportunities in Architecture Careers by Robert J. Piper, FAIA (published by McGraw-Hill; revised edition 2006) offers important information about a variety of careers within the field of architecture. Included are training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dept. of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects. The school offers a graduate program in architecture.
Written by Grace Kim, AIA, The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development is a concise, helpful guide to understanding the choices and decisions you will confront on the road from student to practitioner. Whether you are curently an architecture student, starting the internship proces, taking the registration exams, or beginning your own firm, this book demystifies the process for you.
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture Philosophy and mission of the School of Architecture; general information on graduate and undergraduate programs and courses offered; calendar of events and lecture series; information on tuition, housing, scholarships and financial aid; facilities and resources.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Architecture General information on the University and the School of Architecture, admission requirements, programs and degrees, and awards and prizes; school calendar and exhibits; alumni and faculty directory.