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Old Posted Jul 24, 2008, 4:45 PM
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Are you an Architect

I am currently in school to become an Architect. Alabama has one of the longest programs and I will be in school for a good while. I just wanted to see who was an Architect. I have one year left at this school, and I will be transferring to Auburn University.
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how long is the program in alabama?
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I graduated from Mississippi State University's School of Architecture in 2002. I am surrounded by Auburn grads since I live in Birmingham, though.
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how long is the program in alabama?
5 years plus 3 year IDP!
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Graduated as Engineer on Architecture in 1986, by the National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico) with a program of 5 years plus 6 months for graduation test, the first two years with a lot of days of no-sleep hours, very hard.
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Yep. Licensed to practice in California and Arizona. School is hell, practice is amazing (I've only worked for firms with 10-20 people), and working on my own is the best thing I ever did.
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Going into my [M.Arch] thesis year at the University of Minnesota's College of Design. Also have worked 2+ years at a great local firm of around 45 people.

Lots of work, but couldn't imagine doing anything else.
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Going into my [M.Arch] thesis year at the University of Minnesota's College of Design. Also have worked 2+ years at a great local firm of around 45 people.

Lots of work, but couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Hey! I got my M.Arch at the U of M too. Worked at Miller Dunwiddie and a couple of other firms as an independent contractor.

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So far I am making all A's, but I have sacrificed all of my personal time with everyone to do this. I know that the life after will be worth it, but I think that some of the work is overrated.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2008, 12:43 AM
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5 years plus 3 year IDP!
actually that sounds about normal for most accredited BArch degrees. If you had to go for a Masters it would be 4 for a BA, 2 for a MArch, and 3 for the IDP, which you can start during your last year in your Masters if you like.
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I graduated from Florida A&M University with a 5 year B.A. in 2001. In the past four or five years, I've become more of a land planner. One of these days, I'll get back on track with my IDP, which I had closely kept up with for my first two years out of school.
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I am currently in school to become an Architect. Alabama has one of the longest programs and I will be in school for a good while. I just wanted to see who was an Architect. I have one year left at this school, and I will be transferring to Auburn University.
this is standard in many states; 5 years plus 3 idp. I got my architecture degree from drexel university, which is the only school (I believe) to have a night school. the upside of this is that you work during the day, gathering idp credits while in school. the downside is that it is either 6 or 7 years at a minimum. 6 years if you are an 18 year old out of high school; you go to school full time for the first 2 years, then part time at night for the last 4 years; or go all at night for 7 years (which is what I did, as I already had a degree so didn't need the full time thing.) most people who go at night take even longer than 7 years: in fact, of my class, only I and one other guy did it in the minimum 7 years. most take upwards of 10 years; they take terms or even whole years off for various reasons. life gets in the way a lot of the time.
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Boston Architectural Center also has a similar work/study schedule that takes 7+ years. The advantage being that you get to work the whole time you are in school and can go sit your exams right after graduation.

There are a couple of states that allow you to start sitting for your exams after you've reached the 5 year mark (either a B.Arch, an M.Arch or 5 years work). At least that's how it was when I went through the process...I know it keeps changing. I wasn't required to do IDP, but then again now I can't get licensed in any other state than Hawaii until 2010 (when I can get NCARB).
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I just received my B. Arch. from the University of Oklahoma. I've worked in a couple of firms doing summer intern work including a large company Benham in Oklahoma City and two smaller firms, gh2 in Tulsa and Humphries Poli in Denver. Now I'm working for a commercial construction company, Flintco, in Oklahoma City and really enjoy it. I am getting a M.S. in Construction Administration starting this fall and hope to be finished by spring 2010. Then I'll probably do something more design/build-related and eventually get my architect's license.
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