Question:

Is interior architecture a good career?

4 August, 2021 Noah Noren 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: JONATHAN BLOCK
    10 August, 2021

    If you have a flair for design and enjoy working with people, then yes. There is a wide range of opportunities and fields in interior architecture, including restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools/colleges, private residences and other commercial spaces. The field has expanded rapidly over the past decades as we continue to renovate more office buildings for modern work environments.

    Before designing anything it's crucial to ask yourself who the end user is going to be? For example will they be short or incredibly tall? There are standard guidelines that cover things like lighting height from floor level at various distances depending on if it's an open plan office space vs cubicles all stacked up next to each other.

  • AUTHOR: RUBI HOWE
    10 August, 2021

    It is a rapidly growing profession.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in the field will grow by 22% between 2016 and 2026
    Isn't it time you took charge of your surroundings to create a more tranquil environment? Interior design may be the career path for you!
    Studying interior architecture at an accredited trade school or university can prepare graduates well for entry-level jobs across all sectors, such as residential, commercial, and healthcare settings. Graduates with advanced degrees even have opportunities in higher education teaching commercial or residential design courses!
    It's true - major cities offer some of the best opportunities for people interested in designing interiors. But there are also plenty of remote companies that manage projects on-site.

  • AUTHOR: JAMES WRONA
    10 August, 2021

    It is often considered a creative field because it requires the design and decorating of interior spaces. It's a great career for someone that loves working with people, as well as being creative.
    As an Interior Architect, you will often work closely with a project team to come up with solutions that reflect the client's needs and visions while considering things like construction budgets, zoning regulations, market trends, sustainability goals, building codes, etc. You get to know your projects very intimately and work on them in detail from start to finish including:
    If you haven't seen some of these concepts before then they may sound daunting or overly technical at first glance but remember.

  • AUTHOR: BRYAN PINGREE
    10 August, 2021

    Yes, it is a good career choice. There are many reasons why it's a good choice, but the main thing to remember is that an architect will work with many types of clients for different projects and purposes. This means that one day an architect might be working on a decorating project, then designing models for condominiums the next day, or designing office space layouts on other days as well. And this could go on like this any given week because architecture is not just about interior design! The architects I've spoken with were able to develop added skills such as structural engineering and business management in order to prepare themselves for all sorts of projects in order to one day open their own firm.

  • AUTHOR: JUSTIN SCHEWE
    10 August, 2021

    It depends what you mean by "good career." In general, the field of interior design is not as stable and lucrative as fields that require a college degree. That being said, much of it requires creativity, which is something we all have within us to some degree and can help find work in related professions such as art or marketing.
    Another way to look at differences between different types of careers path is how common they are for people to change paths, either voluntarily or involuntarily - this often has an inverse correlation with income level. Even though one should never take risks without calculating carefully the potential benefits versus the possible consequences, it's important to recognize there are risks involved with any profession.

  • AUTHOR: THOMAS SCHILDGEN
    10 August, 2021

    Overall, a career in interior architecture will likely keep you busy and provide solid financial growth. Currently, there are more than 125,000 graduates per year going through the various levels of training. This number is estimated to increase to 170,000 by 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the median income for a licensed professional at $55K/year that soundly beats out some other design careers like architectural engineering ($43K) or landscape architecture ($47K).
    In addition, the industry can offer both flexibility and stability with salaries fluctuating depending on type of project such as residential or commercial with industrial design offering the most in earnings potential- $85K/year for senior designers.