I decided on a career, and I'm 90% sure at the moment that I want to be an architect! Anyways, I've been scouring the inernet looking for any info that could give me a headstart on this career. So far, I've found that the college you go to needs to be approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board for you to actually be considered and "architect" when you graduate. Well, I'm looking at some local schools: Wahsington State University, and University of Washington, which are both accredited, and they seem like pretty decent schools to be an architect. Does it even matter what school you go to as long as it's approved by the board? I know that it's different from a pure art career, in that the school you go to means a lot more, but does it really matter that much? Anyways, are there any architects on this board that could give me advice so I could get a jump on this career? I know that Feng Zhu got a masters from Berkley in architecture, but I dunno if he'd see this... Even if you aren't one, it'd still be nice if you could give out some info. What schools are good? How classes and stuff could help me get into this career? How can I increase my chances of getting into the best architectural school possible?
Thank you sooooo much guys for any help you can give me. This is my dream job. I love the freedom that this job provides, such as the ability to travel; and all at the same time you ge to be artistically creative.