“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves”. –Julia Morgan
An architect is someone who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of a building. To practice architecture means providing services to design buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings.
Professionally, an architect’s decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialized training. It consists of advanced education and practical (or internship) for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture.
Architecture Career Path
|B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)|
|Eligibility||10+2 (Mathematics), 10th+ 3 years Diploma in Respective Field|
|Entrance Exam||NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)|
|Average Course Fee||₹ 1.61 Lakhs|
|Mode||Regular/ Distance Mode|
|Goal||Architecture Data Analyst, Architecture & Interior Manager etc.|
|M.Arch (Master of Architecture)|
|Entrance Exam||NATA Aptitude test, JNTU PACET- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) conducts Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test (PACET), School of Planning & Architecture Entrance Exam|
|Specialization||Landscape Architecture, Architectural Conservation, Urban Design, Building Engineering and Management, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Regional Planning, Town & Country Planning, Industrial Design|
|Average Course Fee||₹ 1.31 Lakhs|
|Goal||Architectural Conservator, Architecture Critic, Architecture Photographer, Building Inspector etc.|
Colleges for Architecture
- Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), Chandigarh
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
- Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
- Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara
- Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
- LS Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
- Manipal University, Manipal
- Maratha Mandal Polytechnic, Karnataka
- National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli
- National Institute of Technology, Calicut
- Sanjay Memorial Polytechnic, Karnataka
- School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
- Sir J.J College of Architecture, Mumbai
- Sushant Institute of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
- The Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai
Top Colleges for Architecture
Architecture Key Skills
Architecture Career Prospects
- Architecture Designer
- Architecture Engineer
- Interior Designer
Jobs in Architecture
- Works independently
- Public Work Department
- Department of Archeology
- National Building Organization
- Town and Country Planning Organization
- National Institutes of Urban Affairs
- Department of Railways
- Housing Board
- Local Bodies of Construction Work
Salary in Architecture
An architect can expect a starting salary of around ₹ 9,500 to ₹ 30,000.p.m
In about four to five years, the pay may reach somewhere ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 60,000.p.m
Architecture Role Models
Achyut Purushottam Kanvinde
Achyut Purushottam Kanvinde was an Indian architect who worked in functionalist approaches with elements of Brutalist architecture. Along with his partner Shaukat Rai, he opened the firm Kanvinde, Rai and Chowdhury in New Delhi (which is currently run by Sanjay Kanvinde, B.K. Tanuja and Murad Chowdhury). The firm has been responsible for IIT Kanpur, National Science Centre, Delhi, The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi, NII Pune, numerous dairy buildings under NDDB and many other buildings.
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi is an Indian architect, who is considered an important figure of South Asian architecture and noted for his unfathomable contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. He is known for his contributions to the architecture of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. B. V. Doshi returned to Ahmedabad to supervise Le Corbusier's projects. His studio, Vastu-Shilpa (environmental design), was established in 1955.
Dr. Bimal Patel
Dr. Bimal Patel has over 30 years of professional, research and teaching experience in architecture, urban design and urban planning.He is President of CEPT University in Ahmedabad. CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. Dr. Patel is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.
Charles Mark Correa
Charles Mark Correa was an Indian architect, urban planner and activist. Credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India. He was celebrated for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and the second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan given by Government of India in 2006. He was also awarded the 1984 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Christopher Charles Benninger
Christopher Charles Benninger is an American-Indian architect and planner. Born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1942 as the second of two children, Benninger grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He studied urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where he later taught (1969–72). Benninger studied under Josep Lluis Sert and worked in his studio. He was a protégé of the noted economist Barbara Ward and a member of the Delos Symposium group, contributing articles to the journal Ekistics.
Claude Batley F.R.I.B.A., F.I.A.A., was an English architect who as practitioner, teacher and President of the Indian Institute of Architects from 1921 to 1923, played an influential role in development of modern architecture in India in the first half of the 20th Century. Born in Ipswich in 1879 and educated at Ipswich School, Batley served his articles locally and in London leaving for India in 1913. In Bombay he started a successful independent architectural practice in 1917 with partners Gregson and King, a firm of architects which is still extant under the name of Gregson, Batley and King.
Chitra Vishwanath is an Indian architect based in Bengaluru who works on themes related to ecology and architecture. She has been running her own architectural firm since 1991, working with other architects on many projects in India and Africa. She is now the Principal Architect and Managing Director of BIOME Environment Solutions Private Limited, which has 30 employees. She has been involved in more than 500 projects encompassing construction of buildings of all sizes and water harvesting and sanitation structures with specific relevance to the ecology of the sites.