Go into the world of architecture and discover just what it's like to be an architect. In this program you'll learn all about the many different types of architects, what architecture means to different people, what inspires people to design and how to come up with different ideas. We'll look at the first steps when designing a project, what the libraries of the future might look like, take part in a workshop day and learn how to construct a model from an idea. Our young host Herschel Bronfman meets with University students, professors and architecture teachers to find out, just what it takes to become an Architect. Students will learn what they need to study at University and visit award winning landmarks and structures in cities while discovering what it took to make these buildings. Architecture is an enticing career path. If there's one thing we can guarantee in the future, it's that we will be building more than ever. As more people populate the planet and our need for space increases, we will always need architects. Architecture requires a long degree and extensive qualifications. The job itself requires a very specific skillset. It bridges the creative, the mathematical and the scientific. There's plenty of variety in an architect's job too. So, what exactly do you need to know to be an architect? What type of architect do you want to be? Once qualified, architects tend to specialize in a certain field. The most common, is the residential architect. They oversee the design and construction of newly built homes. In some cases this will be a large project for a big development. In other cases it could be a one-time project for a single house. The other types of architect tend to specialize in public buildings. This could be anything from skyscrapers to schools to malls. Are you creative and scientific? Being an architect isn't simply about drawing a beautiful structure or building. It's about understanding every single aspect of the building process. Architects must take into account the functionality of the design. They must complement the surroundings and work with existing materials and with impeccable detail and precision when it comes to numbers. Architects are gifted mathematicians as well as artists. Architects must be able to articulate their vision with clarity and direction. What qualifications do you need? To practice architecture you must complete a specific architecture degree along with a period of work experience in the field. Once you've graduated, you'll need to sit an exam in the state you intend to practice in.