Architecture Research and Study Opportunities

Thousands of study and academic opportunities in Architecture are available internationally. Conferences and summer schools in Architecture are organized regularly in the best academic centers of the world. The majority of universities and many foundations also offer BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs in Architecture as wells as postdoctoral research grants, awards, and fellowships. Below you will find the updated list of international opportunities available in Architecture.

Fellowships in Architecture

Scholarships in Architecture

If interested in Urban Planning Degrees in the United States check this Urban Planning Scholarship Guide

Conferences in Architecture

Architecture Relevant Accounts on Twitter

Why Do Humans Need Architecture?

The definition that architects construct buildings is too naive; architects construct our life.

The convenience of millions of daily activities that people have is pre-calculated and pre-planned by architects. Where and at what kind of buildings we live, work and spend time isn’t randomly decided. It’s the result of architects’ hard work, and even the smallest comfortability nuances we don’t notice are considered by architects before building something. 

Imagine a wholly plane place where you should construct life from zero. Imagine satisfying billions of humans living and mobility needs with the possibilities and resources Mother Earth gave to us. 

That truly gigantic work is carried out on the shoulders of architects. Building infrastructures for organizing humans life, under the limitations and correct utilization of:

  • mass,
  • space,
  • volume,
  • texture,
  • light,
  • shadow,
  • materials,
  • cost of construction,
  • aesthetic,
  • functionality, etc. 

To sum up, the modern life convenience we enjoy and even more innovative solutions that will come ahead are architectural planning output.

Architecture Studies and Career Applications

Let me start simple: Architecture major will teach you to do everything described above. You will learn how to plan and construct buildings and infrastructures, considering safety and functionality aspects within the available construction budget. 

Besides, you will obtain many and strong soft skills. You don’t need a major to estimate the number of people working on each construction project, along with volumes of construction materials and billions of processes architects should follow up. For that, you will need exceptional multitasking, management, and negotiation skills. 

Architecture is one of the fields requiring the highest degree of responsibility and professionalism. That’s why both your studies and further career opportunities will differ from the majority of other disciplines. 

Firstly, in many countries, you will be required to study for 5 years, instead of the standard 4. Also, you will not be able to work as an independent architect right after completing the degree. To rise above assistantship and secondary jobs in the field, you will need to have an Architecture license: the official document proving your readiness to conduct A-Z architectural projects. 

The license and the ways of getting it differ in countries. You will learn the details when enrolled in any Architecture program offered by any university. In general, the common approach for granting a license will vary around checking the person’s experience in the field, conducting an individual project under the supervision of a licensed architect, and passing a test. 

But first, let me list the main courses and skills you will have if choosing Architecture as a major. Math is an essential subject both before applying to the Architecture program and during it. Other than that, you will study the following courses in the majority of programs:

  • science (physics and engineering),
  • statistics,
  • computer science (3D modeling and linear programming),
  • art (drawing),
  • building science and technology, 
  • visualization, 
  • architectural design,
  • environmental systems, etc. 

Upon completion of the courses, you will enrich your skills in the following directions:

  • preparing the detailed drafts of the construction projects both by hand and with the help of computer programs, 
  • familiarity with design and planning laws and regulations, 
  • presentation of large projects and proposals,
  • ability to work in and manage large teams,
  • budgeting and costing skills, 
  • meeting the client’s needs in the proposed deadlines. 

Ideally, and we wish that actually you will work as an independent licensed architect, as it’s the main goal of the major. However, you may utilize your Architecture skills in plenty of other working spheres, as many graduates do. 

In particular, you can work as an urban planner, civil engineer, building designer, mechanical engineer, designer, and anything else your skills will fit. 

In our turn, we hope the opportunities collected by ARMACAD will help you succeed in Architecture, a field that will never become outdated.