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New resources released to help students explore careers in architecture

Two new guides are being released today that can help K-12 school students and school counselors explore careers in the architecture profession.

Your Guide to Helping Students Consider a Career in Architecture is a resource designed for school counselors and educators to help discuss the possibilities of pursuing a career in architecture with their students. The guide offers insights into the skills students need to advance in architecture education as well as the process for becoming an architect.

Your Guide to a Career in Architecture is a resource designed for high school students who want to consider a career in architecture. This guide offers students information on how to get their architecture education started as well as insights into the pathway to becoming an architect.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) developed the guides with the goal of expanding the pipeline of students who may not have considered a career in architecture.

Exposing underrepresented student groups to the possibilities of a career in architecture will help diversify the profession in the future. By increasing the awareness of students and educators about architecture as a college major and a career choice, the profession is strengthened by such diversity and inclusion.