Career suggestions for burnt-out Architect?
May 3, 2014 7:06 PM Subscribe
Posting for Mr. Chocotaco:
Licensed architect burned out on architectural practice. After 10 years in the field working for high profile firms, I have concluded that architecture is not for me. Although the low pay, high stress aspects of the job are contributing factors, the primary reasons for deciding to pursue other career options are lack of fulfillment, clear purpose, opportunity for growth, and healthy work/life balance.
posted by chocotaco to Work & Money (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy the problem-solving and creative aspects of the job, but find it frustrating that so much time and energy is spent trying to impress other architects and considerably less time to further the health, safety and welfare of the end user. I would love to find a career that would satisfy both my creative and pragmatic sides, but currently cannot think of alternatives that would fulfill these criteria.
I know how to put a building set together, am LEED accredited, and use virtually every modeling/ drawing program under the sun (Autocad, Vectorworks, Microstation, Revit, Rhino, 3d max, Illustator, Sketchup, etc); but have limited exposure to project management. Surely some of these skills are transferable?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.