I need help.


I’m a 15 year old who has been thinking about architecture for so long. I design loads of models on games and really get stuck in and won’t come off until I am satisfied with what I have done. I was wondering if it would be the best career option for me as I am quite money motivated but I want to earn while I’m quite young and don’t like the idea of going to uni and doing a 7 year degree. I’m really creative but I don’t get maths or physics at all I just don’t click with it so I have the creativity but not the logic so once again I don’t know if this is the best career for me. I want to make massive houses and hotels and hate the idea of doing like house extensions. So basically I want a career that is financially rewarding and a high degree of satisfaction. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Many thanks, Georgie.

Feb 11, 19 12:01 pm
Non Sequitur

Physics are important and you'll need an above average understanding of math...  Not "clicking" with either is not something to be proud of nor is it an excuse.  Clean-up your act and take evening/summer courses to catch up.  Too many kids just give up because #mathshard.  Seriously, you'll thank me one day.

Anyways, ignoring the above digression, understanding space via 3D modeling is a good thing and following through with architecture will certainly allow you to push that interest.  The rest of your post is utter teenage lazy jive.  Depending on your country and licensing rules (I'm assuming 'Merican), you'll require either a B.Arch (5years) or an accredited Masters (Bachelors + 2-3years) followed by several years of internship prior to even writing your exams.  Consider that path vs your "I want to design famous hotel" line above.  Perspective here is important and you don't just get to jump into that level simply because you hate the idea of house additions.

Since you don't understand math, I'll assume you're expecting 6-figure salaries and google office type workspace.  That won't happen, ever, and it takes a fair amount of effort (and experience) before you get to a place where someone will hand you a project to design and double that until you start making some money.   

Feb 11, 19 12:14 pm

We don’t say “maths” here. But this is good advice. Design is much more than you likely appreciate.

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If you are money motivated you need to be a bankster, shyster, arms merchant, drug dealer, etc.

Feb 11, 19 12:44 pm

how do i transition from architect to arms dealer?


No licensure required to become a Minecraft architect :)

Feb 11, 19 12:59 pm



How about doing all the 3d modeling for video games/movies? Theres money in those industries...

Feb 11, 19 2:04 pm

you need to know Newtonian mechanics and up to integral calculus I'll post a picture of the books I have you can probably find PDFs online

Feb 12, 19 5:08 pm

also post tensioned masonry

Feb 12, 19 5:13 pm



and for curved beam vibrations formulas for dynamics, acoustics, & vibrations by Blevis

Feb 12, 19 5:14 pm

there's also the civil,geotechnical side which is completely neglected in arch but not necessarily eng

Feb 12, 19 5:20 pm
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Step 1.  Ignore anything posted by JawkneeMusic

Feb 12, 19 5:21 pm

and don't give up on physics and math in high school they teach simplified versions in physics that don't make any sense they actually teach the same versions at architecture school that they teaching an engineering class in high school and in calculus they never told us what the applications were

Feb 12, 19 5:22 pm

you probably won't get anything out of going to college for it I don't know what they teach at the really acclaimed universities for engineering they have huge endowments in terms of labs but all you have to know for physics is static equilibrium and cables and do some stuff with sliding blocks I don't think they have you do intensive lab work anywhere and so if you take calculus physics in high school and calculus for a year and you learn all the other topics you should be ready for work right away

Feb 12, 19 5:25 pm

that have huge endowments*****


You can probably take welding too if you're interested in designing welds 4test and not all welds are certified but if you design a weld and have it tested it goes into the catalog of certified welds


P. Unctuation!


most of those books aren't covered in architecture school even if you do 7 years I actually don't have the books that they do for Pure stress and strain because roark's covers and then some these are the books that you do for a graduate in architectural engineering

Feb 12, 19 5:34 pm

if you're interested in architecture I would go to my guidance counselor and tell them what your plans are and maybe they can help you get your education or whatever it is you're looking for

Feb 12, 19 5:41 pm
Non Sequitur

note, Jawknee has no concept of what is required. He’s just a disillusioned child with a twitter account. 

Feb 12, 19 5:48 pm

And apparently skipped remedial English class as well.

Non Sequitur

That's not the only thing he skipped.


as for the licensure I don't really feel it's fair so I'm going to try to pave the way to get rid of the licensure work and school requirements in America

Feb 12, 19 5:48 pm
Non Sequitur

No you won’t.


I hear that poorly written demand letters are quite effective.


>financially rewarding

>a high degree of satisfaction

>being an architect

Pick one

Feb 13, 19 3:40 pm

stick to games if you are interested in  money 

Feb 14, 19 1:27 am

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