Architects are creative people who design buildings and other structures. Design involves far more than just appearance; therefore, architects must have tremendous technical knowledge as well. Buildings they design must be functional, safe and economical; they must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects must take all these things into consideration when they are designing a structure.
Are you visually oriented? While artistic and drawing ability is helpful in architecture, it is a visual orientation and the ability to conceptualize and understand spatial relationships that are most important for this profession. Good communication skills, the ability to work independently or as a part of a team and creativity are also attributes of a successful architect. Computer literacy and knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting are important as well. If you would like to design the buildings of tomorrow, be sure to study advanced mathematics and physics. Classes in design and drafting will also help, as will development of your computer skills