what kinda of quality should an architect has?
Maths is good but people become archtects being not so good at maths. Just good at designing I guess and able to apply your designs to materials and think round problems. They'll be some good websites on architecture I'm sure, I'll get back to you, Imight find one.
Blend of skills I think - you need to be able to visualise how space could be used, you need to be able to communicate those ideas to your clients and colleagues (so art for drawings is useful and also good language skills - i.e. good command of English to make clear and succinct explanations). You need to be able to listen to your clients and understand what they want, and explain to them why that might or might not work, plus deal with planning authorities - so diplomacy skills. plus computing / an understanding of physics and maths is also useful - more and more drawing boards are being replaced by CAD in large practices. to get into uni though the main thing you need to demonstrate is some artistic skill, a bit of 'attitude' as to what you're going to do for the built environment. it is becoming increasingly common that you will be expected to submit a portfolio of art after your UCAS application as pressure on university places grows and they don't have time to interview the growing number of applicants.
hope that's of help.
Well, maths and graphics are essential and paitience is another one because it takes 7 years to become a fully qualified architect!!
if i wanna be an architect
should i take architecture or architecture engineering?
Architecture K100 will give you the RIBA part 1, folled by the MArch (RIBA part 2) and you then do RIBA part 3 as a part-time / distance course. After around 8 years if you pass your exams, you can call yourself an architect. Architectural engineers are different. Check the RIBA link I gave for information.
A five-year degree programme, on a course that is recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). This is usually divided into two parts: A three year degree, known as RIBA Part 1 followed by a further two years of advanced undergraduate study, known as RIBA Part 2.
A minimum of two years Professional Experience in an architects' office or equivalent. One year is usually taken after Part 1 (Stage 1 Professional Experience), and the other year after Part 2 (Stage 2 Professional Experience).
This is followed by the RIBA Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management. From the start of your studies you are eligible to become a Student Member of the RIBA. Upon successful completion of Part 2 you can become a Graduate Member with additional benefits
Having gained these qualifications you can register as an architect with the ARB and can apply to become a Chartered Member of the RIBA. Only when you have completed these stages can you actually call yourself an architect. The title is protected by law so that the public can always be sure that you are properly qualified.
There!! This is off that very useful website given further back in the thread. So its not like your not going to be in work until 26 or anything, you've just got to work up a ladder. It's very similar to qualifying as a doctor.
ah.. that's a long way... I seriously have to think carefuly before i choose..
so frustrated ><