ADVICE to future architects
I have been asked on more than a few occasions what advice I would give to a teenager who may be interested in being an architect. I try to avoid the cranky, cynical responses that most of us can toss out with aplomb. More often than not I talk about the passion necessary to see you through the grind of thousands of hours work trying to just get the basics down right. And the passion required to see you through years of working in offices, often 60+ hours per week, detailing mind-numbingly boring buildings before you get the chance to really be in charge of the design of a building. And then I am asked, most often by inquiring parents, what classes or skills their child should undertake in preparation for architecture school. And to that question I always reply the same: drawing.