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The Top 10 Reasons NOT to be an Architect

Life of an Architect Podcast

The Top 10 Reasons NOT to be an Architect


By Bob Borson, FAIA | February 7, 2022

Let’s admit it. Telling someone you are an architect is pretty cool, whether or not they understand what that means or what the job entails. But for those of us who have been at it a while, being an architect has its challenges and is definitely not for everyone. Welcome to Episode 93: The Top 10 Reasons NOT to Be an Architect.

Bob and Andrew discuss these reasons and more:

  • The gene pool that is your social life will not have a lot of diversity
  • The pay and benefits are not as good as they could be
  • The hours you work are long and undervalued
  • Your ideals don’t really matter
  • If your ideals are important to you, you will lose work
  • Not all architects have “fun” jobs
  • The house you live in will depress you (LOL!)
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