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Careers in Architecture

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Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures. Architects work in the construction industry and are involved with designing new buildings, extensions or alterations to existing buildings, or advising on the restoration and conservation of old properties.

They can work on individual buildings or on large redevelopment schemes, and can be responsible for the design of the surrounding landscape and spaces.

The role of an architect is very varied and can range from freelance and small-scale project work to employment with multinational organizations working on iconic landmarks.

UC Berkeley Resources Available for Job Searches

  • Career Center Website: Information on career fields in environmental design, including job listing sites, career profiles and information on professional development.
  • CareerMail: Want to get timely information about jobs, internships, employer events, professional school, workshops, and more aimed specifically at Cal students interested in environmental design? To sign up for CareerMail, login to Callisto, select "My Profile" and then the "Privacy" tab.
  • CED Undergraduate Advising Blog: Enrichment opportunities and announcements from the office of undergraduate advising. This blog has tons of opportunities to get involved including internships, jobs, volunteer work, leadership and more! Check it out to stay informed!
  • CED Connects: CED Connects is an online networking resource connecting CED students with alumni who might provide advice, information, and support. As a student, you can gain perspective on your long-term career goals; acquire advice on balancing education, career, and extracurricular activities; and receive honest feedback and encouragement.

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