Let’s face it, becoming a licensed architect is not for everyone, and is certainly not necessary to having a fulfilling career. Becoming a licensed architect is not easy. For many, it's not a decision; becoming licensed has always been the plan. For others, there are lots of factors involved that make pursuing licensure a difficult decision. It’s an important decision to make, and will affect your life, personally and professionally. Professional support for pursuing an architecture license may vary from firm to firm, but it is very important that everyone who wants to be licensed get some form of support from their employer. From the smallest firms to the largest, architecture as an industry has a responsibility to architects of tomorrow to do their part to achieve that ultimate professional goal of becoming an architect.
In our webcomic, Architexts, the character Scott decided it was time to get licensed, and started taking the Architect Registration Exams. Over the course multiple comics, you can follow Scott’s path to licensure; from making the decision to take the exams, studying, taking the first exam, waiting for results, studying, studying, studying... all the things that every licensed architect takes. Can you relate to Scott’s experiences? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you for our next book project, Architects, LOL.