Updated November, 2020
Interested in architecture, building design, and the construction process? Like the idea of being part of a design team, and watching your concepts come to life as real buildings?
You've got a few different options, in terms of design training and careers. You can go to university and complete a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture.
Or, you can focus on the inside of buildings and homes, and become an interior designer.Another option is to become a building design technician. This typically involves a 1-2 year diploma program in drafting and design technology.
If you're looking for a shorter training option, becoming a building designer makes more sense than becoming a licensed architect.
Let's take a closer look at what it takes to start a career in this field.