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Meet Albino Jr: How I Re-Started my Building Design Career in Canada

Aug 5, 2019 2:36:08 PM

Examples of architectural renderings done by Albino Jr Geanga

Updated November, 2020

Albino Jr Geanga immigrated to Canada several years ago, hoping to start a career in building design.

But, even though he already had an Architecture degree from the Philippines, he couldn't get hired without additional training in Canadian building codes and specifications.

Albino decided to take the Building Design Technician program at Herzing College Toronto. He graduated last year, and has successfully re-launched his career here in Canada.

How to Select an Architectural Design Program & What to Expect in Training

Jan 30, 2017 10:59:27 AM

A 3D rendering of a modern home concept

Architectural design programs prepare students to become architectural assistants or drafters. In this role, graduates work under the supervision of a lead architect or engineer, helping to create design concepts—and ensuring they are implemented correctly by builders.

They participate in the design process from start to finish, and after a few years of experience, may consult directly with clients to develop concepts for both interior and exterior spaces.

Students who want to enter the field quickly as draftspersons typically select career college architectural design training, rather than a lengthy Bachelor's program in architecture or interior design.

But what should students look for in a trustworthy architectural design/drafting program at the college level—and what will coursework entail?