Architect's Confessions Made Anonymously
Architect's Confessions Made Anonymously
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#70 Architecture is under valuated by architects. Using the latest software and making "cool" designs are two toxic activities and ultimately can be made by anyone without an architecture background.
#69 Architectural "theory" is bullshit.
#68 I love every positive and negative points in architecture, except the concrete minded lecturers.
#67 Life of an architecture student is a total bull****. You don't get appreciated for your work even if it's good. If you want to get recognized in college, you have to lick teachers' boot.
#66 I hate the stereotypical "architect", obsessing over wearing black, lives for the long hours, thinks too highly of themselves and lets everyone know it. Shout out to those who love a splash of color, humility, taking the nontraditional career route, and those who give equal time to their families.
#65 I love architecture but also my family. The way we are compensated is forcing me to look at other industries.
#64 Literally 100 percent of my graduating class is a sell-out now. Can’t have a future/family working at minimum wages.
#63 When tutors say they understand while constantly criticizing ruthlessly and making me self-doubt so much that my creativity and self-esteem just stoop to the lowest.
#62 There are entirely too many architecture schools. Most of them need to be shut down, as they produce crappy professionals.
#61 Stop bashing architects by saying stop whining. We love architecture, but everyone knows it’s toxic.
#60 It is quite depressing to be constantly compared and criticized, even though that is part of the architecture pedagogy.
#59 Running an architect office doesn’t work without ripping off graduates because fees aren’t high to begin with.
#58 Working on my final work in the university in a state of existential dread.
#57 WE MUST NORMALISE HAVING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE. "You can sleep when you're dead", but what's the use if you live until 40 and the quality of life is shit? Hustle culture is a sham.
#56 All years of studies so hard and the all sleepless nights go to trash when you are a newly graduate architect and see job advertisements with at least 10 years of experience.
#55 There’s much more to architecture than what they teach us in school.
#54 I hate super realistic renders.
#53 I wish professors would appreciate us at least once, at least for trying hard.
#52 Except "ARCH." in front of your name, nothing good will come out of doing architecture.
#51 Behind all the glitter are frustrated individuals and teams who have no life and are unhappy. There needs to be regulated pay and hours... But on the bright side, we are changing environment and lives. The only positive takeaway!
#50 I love being criticized by professors. At the very least, you learn something you probably missed.
#49 I don't want to be an architect. I don't have any passion for it. Only studied because of circumstances.
#48 The amount of time spent doing something is minimal compared to the time spent being frustrated at it.
#47 Indecisiveness early on and even far into the design process is hindering and deliberating. Constantly plagued by what ifs.
#46 I busted my *** out this studio and everyone told me I did good. Even the TAs, but the professor chose to give me a bad grade... I lost all my passion even though I believed so much in my design.
#45 I saw someone say that architects should stop whining because we knew what we’re getting ourselves into. That’s such a flawed way of thinking, one should enjoy what they are doing and be happy doing. We have to if we’re designing for people.
#44 I think architects are full of ego and always try to romanticize designs to make them seem better. The project will speak for itself, stop being so insecure.
#43 I hate my class. Everyone is a cheat, no one cares about originality, even not the professors.
#42 I hate my architecture school. They teach everything related to architecture, but they don't give a **** about the design itself.
#41 I am an architect. I hate all other architects. Even my architect friends.
#40 I just want to afford my taste as an architect!
#39 I hate urbanization. There's so much peace in the past, the traditional architecture. People were happier. Happiness should be the ultimate goal of anything. Even of architecture. Yes.
#38 I hate how the architecture world gravitates around competitions, prizes and prestige, even for small firms. It looks more like a fashion celebrity show than something serious.
#37 I am a new graduate and I am so scared of the future in the profession, can we live from architecture?#36 I suck at software and I hate it.
#35 I hate how after you have presented at final review not sleep for weeks the professors only want to tear apart your design and ask questions they know you will not have the answers to.
#34 The professors must want to see how many days we can go without sleep.
#33 I love Brutalism. I love the look and feel of raw concrete. I long to work towards saving and retro-fitting Brutalist buildings to meet new green energy standards. I am ridiculed for this all the time.
#32 Honestly I hate the designing part of each new project so much, I struggle hard to find new, innovative solutions and to come up with something original. I get a lot of self doubts in that phase... But I really love visualizing and rendering projects!
#30 Too much focus is put on starchitects. Architecture is for people! I can't remember the last time starchitects were honored because they made a great livings pace. Don't forget: even if you make one design, make sure people enjoy it a lifetime!
#28 Its not right, the way they treat young architects in India like a cheap labor...