Architecture is a highly creative field with a lot of day-to-day applications mostly in infrastructural development. According to the Council of Architecture, there are about 1,16,078 architects present in India as of 2022 and this number keeps on increasing every year. Architects have a good future too professionally, but why should you as an individual pursue a career in architecture? You will get an answer to this question at the end of this article.
Table of Contents
Why should you pursue a career in Architecture now in 2022
Civil engineering vs Architecture
Who can be the best architect?
Importance of Architecture in this Era
Application of Architecture and its Relevance in 2022
Best Architecture companies in India
What is the salary paid to an architect in India?
How to develop your skills in the Architecture Industry?
How to become an architect? A step by step guide to follow after schooling
So, can I pursue a career in Architecture in 2022?
As a normal student without any knowledge of architecture, you might wonder what is the difference between Civil Engineering and Architecture? You might think both are the same. But there are differences.
Architects majorly design the building by giving it more colours, textures, and patterns that add up the aesthetic value. As a Civil engineer, you will execute the designs with the best available materials and make the architectural plan a reality. This is the basic difference and you can understand the significance of architecture in the upcoming sections.
Architecture is a field suitable for students who are creative and interested to draw with an enthusiasm to design buildings. A student with the utmost excitement about different building styles can pursue a career as an architect successfully with dedication.
If you are interested in the creative temple, and monument designs and eager to know how it was built, then you can definitely turn into the best architect. A deep interest in architecture is essential to becoming an architect as it is more of a creative field and it needs whole hearted dedication.
People need a style element in their lives. We even concentrate on small interior designs in our houses. People love to see colours and different kinds of architecture in the places we visit such as in the malls. As we develop as a human race, our interest in creativity also increases.
Not just stopping with the house interior designs, the infrastructural planning in the city, town, and metros everything needs a high level of architectural planning to do the construction perfectly. Architecture plays a major role in Urban Planning which make our life easier.
Some examples of the best pieces of architecture in this 21st century are
See around yourself. If you are seeing beautiful building constructions, interiors, lighting in the buildings, great dams, historical monuments, a planned city, etc., all these designs are made by architects.
Architecture has been prevalent all across the world and we can see its signs in different cultures. India and Asian Countries are famous for Temple and Palace architecture whereas European countries are famous for their historical churches and theatres. We have the influence of architecture even from the ancient civilizations such as the Indus valley, Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations.
You can pursue different careers as an architect such as interior designing, town & country planning, product designing, landscape planning, house planning, etc. As an architect, you can specialize in different areas of architecture.
Many war survivors were saved because the Bomb shelters and Fallout shelters were properly designed for security by the architects. Architecture is never going to lose its relevance at any point in time and can be the best career option to choose even in 2022.
There are many architecture companies in India,but some best companies have designed the buildings that will stand in history. Such a company in India is ‘Architect Hafeez Contractor’ which has an employee base of more than 500+. It has created some of the tallest buildings in this 21st century, namely, 23 marina towers in Dubai and the Imperial Towers in Mumbai.
Other bestarchitecture companies in India are,
- Somaya&Kalappa Consultants,
- Kembhavi Architecture Foundation,
- Oscar &PonniArchitects,
- C.P. Kukreja Associates, etc.
All these companies have highly skilled architects employed paying high amounts of salary.
A much experienced and highly skilled architect in India earns about 40 lakhs per annum. A fresher can earn a minimum of 3.5 lakhs per annum . Your creativity and update in the architectural styles pay you more in this industry.
The architecture will always be present and the style of architecture will differ with the changes in the technology and people’s lifestyle, taste and trend. Now a days people are more concentrating on eco-friendly living and architects are also applying it to produce green and sustainable architecture using recyclable materials to create beautiful designs.
As an architect, you should update your skills to be a successful architect. When you develop your skills, you can get your projects and you can start your own company.
Architecture has high significance globally and you can get opportunities worldwide. Learn from the ancient and modern architecture present in your homeland and also in foreign countries to develop your skills. If you like travelling,architecture can be the best career option.
If you have studied mathematics in your higher secondary schooling and havebeen practising art, it would be an added advantage while joining architecture. You can do B. Arch degree after schooling to become an architect. To join this course you have to pass the NATA exam.
After passing the NATA exam, you should select your college properly to get educated with good skills. Some of the best architecture colleges in India with undergraduate architecture courses are,
- The School of planning and architecture, Delhi,
- IIT, Kharagpur, and
- Karapagam Architecture, Coimbatore.
Other than architecture you can also join courses related to Interior design, Planning such as B.Plan. Town and Country Planning, B.Plan. Housing, B.Des. Interior Design, etc. All kinds of courses related to architecture are present in Top Architecture College, which is one of the best architecture, interior design and planning colleges in Tamilnadu and India.
After your under-graduation, you can either pursue your post-graduation in Architecture – M. Arch or move abroad for your higher studies in the prestigious architectural institutes such as the Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bartlett School of Architecture, ETH Zurich, etc. You can also join work and gain work experience.
Yes, you can with confidence. Architecture will always have importance whether it is 2022 or 2122 with demand all time. It has had its importance from ancient times and is claiming its importance even now. As humans, we love to see colours, designs, and patterns in the places we live in. Architecture and architects provide a style element in our spaces which makes our life colourful forever.
Hence, as a student, if you are really interested in the above-mentioned art elements and applications you can pursue your career in architecture. With good efforts, you can one day become the best architects in India like B.V. Doshi, Hafeez, Brinda Somaya and Sheila Sri Prakash to make a mark in history via your architectural designs.
If you want more clarity about this architectural field you can contact Karpagam Architectureat any time. Our Professors and Educational experts are available to guide you.