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Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Architect?

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Architect?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Architecture is a profession where introverts can thrive (technical architect, spec writer, visualization specialist), but lack of good interpersonal communication skills will put a ceiling on how high you can rise. Severe introverts tend not to make partner (as a general rule), and have a lot of trouble building business if they try to go out on their own. Designers need to be "good in a room" to advance very far, since a big part of design is good story-telling and salesmanship.

The key is getting people to talk about what they love. So this gives architects an advantage, as we often have to talk to people about their needs, desires, etc. for their project, and they typically love to carry on about what they think a perfect lab/classroom/kitchen would include. So don't do a lot of talking yourself; get them to talk about something they love to talk about, and ask good questions that will lead them to talk about it more.Coordination and interpersonal skills to manage a complex project team of consultants.



You may remain socially awkward your whole life - in some situations. But, as you develop an expertise - architecture or other - you will likely become more comfortable in discussion relative to that expertise.People who are properly motivated can make vast improvement in their communication and interpersonal skills -- the shyness and awkwardness of youth is not a lifetime sentence. However, it's hard work and requires tremendous discipline and commitment.


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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Architect?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Hi,


Greeing's for the day!!!

Architects are the real creatos of amazing buildings ans structures. Skyscappers in metro cities would have not been possble without them. While capitalism furthers the growth and prosperity of human race, tall buildings with beautiful designs and glory shows the grandeur. The rebuilding of the 'Twin Towers' collapsed in 9/11 incident and other towers and structures shows the real dint of human talent and excellence, creativity and vision.


Required Personal / Technical Skills:
A person requires sound Interpersonals & Communications Skills and immese physical stamina to get into the profession of architecture. He is expected to work on desk as well on the construction site. Excellent memory and sound concentration level, flexibility, patience, team spirit, responsibility and accountability, etc. are some common personality traits which are essential for professional success in architecture and design. But it is the right credentials in academics which matters the most in architecture.


Job Prospects:
Architects can work with construction companies wherein they are aksed to serve as a designer. Initially an architect is expected to understand specific requirements of the clients and strike a right balance between aesthetics and practicality. Additonally, an architect with skills can help clinets by his ideas in terms of balancing the requirements of appearance, financial budget and time frame. Some architects even work independently and earn their livelihood through consultancy fees which entirely depends upon the skills and profile as well as work experience.

Most of the jobs in rachitecture come up in government organizations such as Public Works Deparment, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defence, National Building Organization, Town and Country Planning Organization, National Isntitute of Urban Affairs, Departments of Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Public Secot Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, National Building Construction Corporations Ltd, etc. While some other organizations or bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local bodies for Constcution Works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc also hire architects.

Architects working independently have ample scope in terms of earnings.


Job Roles / Different Name:
The Architecture can have following job roles:
1. Architect
2. Architecture Designer
3. Architecture Engineer
4. Interior Designer.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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