Information for Architecture and Construction Students
To use the title "Architect" you must be registered through NCARB, take the ARE and
participate in IDP. To find information on registration through IDP and ARE, and on
certification, go to www.ncarb.org/
To get experience, first prepare your tools - your resume, portfolio and cover letter.
Cover letters and resumes are fairly standard tools for the job search. A portfolio
is the collection of your graphic work including drawings, paintings, computer rendered
images, and photos of building models that you may have created.
Architecture Related Sites
AIA: The American Institute of Architects has an extensive Career Resources section
which includes over 800 AIA member firms and links to their sites; and an Internet
version of ProFiles's and other career-related subjects tailored specifically to the
design fields. www.aia.org/
ArchitectsUSA: Architects USA is a comprehensive Internet directory of over 30,000
architecture firms in America, from urban design and planning to furniture design. www.architectsusa.com/