How stressful is being an architect?

How stressful is being an architect?

How stressful is being an architect?

From the moment we attend our very first lecture to the peak of our careers, architects are plagued with stressful events that are unlike any other profession. Meeting deadlines, dealing with planning and fabricating the dreams of our clients, our job can be intense and extremely demanding.

Is architecture a low stress job?

Architects plan, design and oversee the construction of spaces for commercial or residential spaces. ... Architects often must cope with stress and pressure of turning work out under tight deadlines.

Is architecture really that hard?

Architecture is rough. It's definitely not a profession for everyone or more accurately everyone who thinks they should be an Architect. In fact, architecture can be more of a lifestyle than just a job or a profession. Unfortunately in many situations the cards often aren't stacked in the Architects favor.

Why is it bad to be an architect?

The nature of architecture includes, and sometimes require, experimentation. As a result, you will make decisions that are really bad and you will have to live with knowing that your terrible idea is ruining people’s lives all day, every day.

Why is architecture such a stressful field to study?

Architecture is one of the more stressful fields to study, because of, The constant pressure towards excellence, The inter-student competition and one-up-manship, The exhaustion from daily creative output, and The very wide breadth of information, processes, and data which Architects must learn.

Why do architects have a hard time with criticism?

Many people learn early on that they pour their heart and soul into a project, and they have a really hard time with the criticism. One of the keys to getting past this is learning to disassociate from “the work”. It helps to think that the work has its own life.

Why are so many architects friends with other architects?

Architects are friends with other architects. This is either because they are the only other people you see because of item #3, or your interests align closely so you run into the same people (because architects don’t stop being architects at 5:00pm). I know of about 10 married couples where both are architects.

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