[quote]On April 6 Woodbury University hosted the event “Architects Beyond Architecture,” a panel discussion featuring “six architecturally-trained creatives who work in fields alternative to conventional practice.”
The panelists included Won Ju Lim, a visual artist; Brett Farros, an architect/developer; Yeekai Kim, owner of Cognoscenti Coffee; Natasha Case, owner of Coolhaus ice cream; Carmen Salazar, a sculptor; and Sebastian Munoz, a designer at design product manufacturer Arktura.[/quote]
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[twocol_one_last]According to a report from the National Architectural Accrediting Board, 6,191 people graduated from accredited programs in 2010-2011 academic year (and about half of those will go on to become licensed architects). “If we look at pure labor statistics we should shut down half the schools,” said Lee Waldrep, assistant director in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.[/twocol_one_last]
Instead, he suggests that students trained as architects are also suited for communication, collaboration, research, and creative problem solving. This can open the door to careers in planning, project management, computer design, development, fashion design, photography, humanitarian development, furniture design, film, and many more. “Design is everywhere,” as he put it.