Explore field specific information for career research in architecture.

Job Search Resources for Architecture Students

Database of Architectural Firms 
Log on to your account in 'eRecruiting at GSD' to locate firms and jobs of interest to you, as well ad GSD alumni contacts in many architectural organizations.

Architecture Career Information Websites

  • The American Institute of Architects - The official website for the profession provides information on what architects do and how they do it; provides information on the practice of architecture; and opportunities to define and develop your career as an architect. The Emerging Professional's Companion is an online resource developed by the AIA and NCARB primarily for use by interns in gaining IDP credit.
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students - The AIAS website provides content, archives of Crit, webinars, resources, etc. that are only available to members. It also has a growing section of chapter resources, to help you manage your chapters more effectively and professionally. There are ideas for running programs, meetings, fundraising, community service, and much more.
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards - The NCARB maintains records for state boards, architects and interns, board licensing requirements, and contact information for all 54 U.S. registration boards. The site contains information about the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) and the Intern Development Program (IDP), including ARE Pass Rates by school
  • Additional Resources Regarding Licensure -

The 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation (PDF)

The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects (PDF)

Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture (PDF)

The Emerging Professional's Companion

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture - The ACSA provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought and maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues. Such endeavors include scholarly meetings, workshops, publications, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations.
  • ArchCareers - This Web site will give you an overview to the varied and diverse paths to a career in architecture and of the requirements for registration.
  • The Avery Architectural Periodicals Index offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. This is a database available in the Frances Loeb Library and/or by utilizing a valid Harvard ID and PIN for access outside the Harvard libraries.
  • Boston Society of Architects - The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) administers programs and provides resources that enhance the practice of architecture and the public and professional understanding of design. Established in 1867, this nonprofit organization has been a committed advocate of excellence in the built environment and increased service of the profession to society.  The BSA is the eastern Massachusetts regional association and is the largest branch of the American Institute of Architects.
  • Wetfeet features profiles of various careers and industry. Information provided includes an overview, job outlook, compensation information and training requirements for the field. Browse the shortcuts on the left side of the homepage to locate 'Architecture' under 'Careers.'
  • e-Architect - Developed by the American Institute of Architects. Resources and industry trends, current news articles, information on awards and conferences.
  • Intern Develoment Program (IDP) - The official website for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, where you can get basic IDP, licensure and NCARB info; and learn about intern issues.
  • ArchVoices - Relevant discussion forums for interns, such as career info, IDP, women in architecture, and licensure.
  • InsideArch - An inside view into firms and the professional culture. The site was developed by interns for interns. Read profiles of firms and learn about the experience of working at a firm from an inside perspective.
  • The Women in Design Network, sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects, is a community of women in the design professions, at all levels, in all roles, who come together for discussion, fellowship and exchange of design and professional practice ideas.

  • RIBA Appointments is the official recruitment website of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The site includes job leads and salary data in the United Kingdom.

  • WORKGateways offers helpful information on how to calculate the cost of living in the UK and London in specific

  • Easy Expat provides practical information and a cost of living index which is useful in evaluating offors to relocaate internationally.

Architecture Career Options

Architecture Career Books

GSD Career Services maintains the following books on Design Careers in our Career Library.

Resources: Career Services: Career Resource Library: Architecture

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