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Brown University
(401) 863-1000
Box 1876
Providence, RI
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Tuition Costs : $36928
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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New England Institute of Technology - Warwick
(401) 467-7744
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI

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University of Rhode Island
(401) 874-1000
8 Ranger Road
Kingston, RI
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Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $7454
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $23552
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Roger Williams University
(800) 458-7144
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI
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Tuition Costs : $25968
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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New England Institute of Technology - Warwick
(401) 467-7744
2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI

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Rhode Island School of Design
(401) 454-6100
2 College Street
Providence, RI
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Tuition Costs : $34665
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Roger Williams University
(800) 458-7144
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25968
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Brown University
(401) 863-1000
Box 1876
Providence, RI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $36928
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Rhode Island School of Design
(401) 454-6100
2 College Street
Providence, RI
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $34665
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Architect

How to become an Architect

Architects must have a degree in architecture. A professional architecture degree has to be obtained from a degree program which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Architecture students can receive a five year bachelor's degree (the most common type), a two-year master's degree (for students with a previous bachelor's degree in architecture), or a three-or four-year master's degree (for students with a bachelor's degree in a different field). Some architectural school offer post-professional degrees. These are most useful for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a different field and wish to become an architect.

y American state, an aspiring architect must complete a period of training for about three years before he is able to take the licensing examination. Internships during school can often count as part of this training time. A candidate must be licensed before she can call herself an architect, or contract out to provide architectural services.

What does an Architect do?

Architects design buildings for many different purposes. An architect may practice general architecture or specialize in building homes, churches, schools, office complexes, or any other type of building. In addition, architects may design areas such as college campuses or outdoor shopping malls.

Part of the job responsibility of an architect is determining the safety of a particular building or structure being designed, before it is built. Buildings must be safe and functional, and the construction cost cannot exceed a client's budget. This may involve some compromise, as the client may want a building that is not feasible, too expensive, or unsafe. An architect will, in this case, need to present alternatives that the client may also be happy with.

An architect may also provide what are called "pre-design services," which are tasks such as environmental impact studies and feasibility studies. This helps the architect and client choose a site and research the appropriateness of that site. The architect then designs the plans for the building, taking into account such factors as zoning laws and plumbing systems, and specifying building materials.

Computers are used more often in architectural design nowadays, with many architects depending greatly on computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) in creating their designs. Although architects spend most of their time in offices, they also visit job sites as their projects progress.

What skills or qualities do I need to become an Architect?

An ability to draw or otherwise express themselves visually is essential to becoming an architect, as this is how architects show their clients their ideas. Computer skills are important, as more and more drafting and design work is done on computers. Attention to detail and an ability to work with others are qualities that are extremely important for people wishing to...

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