Graphic Design Contribution in Architecture

Graphic design makes an important contribution to an overall architectural statement. Graphic design has an important role in the performance of different buildings, urban environment and commercial areas as well. Individuals turn creative natures into rewarding careers with degree in arts and design.

 

Background skills gained by degrees in arts and design

Printmaking

Page layouts

Interface design

Typography

Chromatics and color theory

Composition

 

There does not have to be any border between graphic design and architecture as an architect can be involved with the structural theory as well as design of a building. The architect can be mathematician, scientist, sculptor, artist, designer and builder rolled into one. Architecture and graphic design are linked since the very beginning of time and use in everyday buildings and projects without the layman realizing it. Degrees in arts and design produce problem solvers, animators, artisans, typographers, visual thinkers and individuals with an ability to adopt broad based approaches to problem solving and graphic communication. They are provided with the ability to balance technology with design creativity.

 

Graphic design relates to architecture in:

Development of emerging and current technology

Contextual and critical dimensions of design discipline and designing relationship to social, political and cultural issues

Theoretical and historical dimensions of arts and design

Fundamental technical and practical design skills required from architects and graphic designers

Methodologies and visual communication theories of graphic design

Generating and articulating ideas, solutions, concepts and arguments in architecture from graphic design concept

 

Degrees in arts and design offer practical skills such as:

Developing of communication and express ideas using appropriate and relevant architectural ideas and language

Developing methodologies of visualization, speculative enquiry, investigation and observation

Generate concepts, ideas, arguments, proposals independently and collectively

Graphic design and architecture are inexorably linked with symbolism, image and typography coexisting and enhancing structures worldwide.

 

Graphic design schooling enables architects in communicating identity and information, shape everyone’s overall perception and memory of a place’s sense and ultimately enrich, humanize and enrich lives. Graphic design illuminates identity and information and are integrated with the built environment.

Many believe that graphic design is not only important in architecture, but necessary. To incorporate graphics into architecture often provides a big message with minimal cost and construction and also reinforces the spatial definition. Graphic design can create distinct environments and define rooms as basic architecture cannot do with a smaller budget.

 

 

Graphics can be seen as a tool for bringing different scales and textures into projects, especially those with low budget. Architectures intentions and character is significantly reinforced with the use of graphic design and architectural horizons broadened by graphic design.

Choosing a career path in 2014

As I am going to finish college next year, I will need to make a decision whether to follow a career in architecture or in healthcare. I am very interested in both topics, which means my decision will ultimately have to be based on professional prospects when I graduate.

Both architecture and healthcare offer a very hands-on approach to studies, and in both cases it is necessary to commit to ongoing development. Throughout the professional career both architecture and health care require continued studies.

It takes at least seven years before it is possible to qualify as an architect. The study course comprises academic teaching as well as professional experience in an established practice. Even after graduation it will be necessary to work within a practice for some time before setting up one’s own business.
Architecture is a profession which requires sound knowledge. Success depends very much on feedback from peers and ultimately the public.

There is a considerable variation in salary depending on the location and experience of the architect. However, architects can start earning serious money even after their first degree qualification. In the UK, this will start at £15,000 to £20,000. Salaries rise with each degree or diploma taken. Following registration as an architect, salaries range from £26,000 to £35,000. At a senior or partner level, an architect can earn up to £80,000.

While architects usually work in offices, there is the added boon of regular visits to clients and building sites. This allows for a varied working day which, however, tends to be outside the usual 9 to 5 bracket. Many architects work more than 50-hour-weeks.
A successful architect will need to be able to communicate with builders and ‘sell’ his or her ideas to clients. As even the best thought-through project is likely to encounter problems, an architect has to be able to come up with solutions.

Architecture is a creative career which requires professionals to visualise buildings, create designs, incorporating economic and ecological factors, and communicate these concepts.

Healthcare, on the other hand, is based to a large degree on science. Depending on whether one chooses a career as a healthcare scientist or as doctor, people skills might not play such a significant part.
Healthcare is a large field which will require a decision where to specialise. One of the great benefits of working in healthcare is the ability to help other people. No matter whether it is becoming, for example, a specialist in genetics or investigating the functioning of organ and body systems, it is with the aim to improve people’s life. This is, of course, also true for general practitioners and surgeons.

Salaries in healthcare vary, but, according to the site www.radiologic-technologist.com, the better the education and training, the more likely is it to have a higher income. It also depends on where healthcare is practiced, and what sort of career is being pursued.

For qualified healthcare professionals it should not be a problem to find suitable employment. A range of professions within the healthcare system, such as those practicing acupuncture, chiropody or osteopathy, will choose to become self-employed to run their own clinics in the community. Highly qualified and specialised healthcare professionals, for example in the field of body enhancing surgery, are very sought after and accordingly paid extremely well.

Like architecture, healthcare professions require dedication and commitment. Long working hours are normal, and further education is a must. Both careers are challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.

Starting An Architecture Career

Are you considering a architecture career? If so then you may be venturing down the road of a highly competitive yet rewarding profession.

An architecture job  is certainly not an easy one. It is, however, a very important job because without the work of talented architects, our civilization would not be much of a civilization. Architects are those that put forth the creative talent and the legwork needed to design buildings and various other structures such as bridges, stadiums, and the like. When you see a truly brilliantly designed building, you can rest assured that you are looking at the amazing work of a highly creative architect.

Creativity, while a noble attribute, is not the prime attribute of a professional architect. Such brilliantly skilled individuals are also responsible for making sure the design of the building adheres to high standards of safety and appropriate functionality.

In comparison to other careers, relatively few people work as architects and this is likely due to the specialized skills. Roughly 140,000+ professionals work as architects. Most work for private firms and a slim percentage work in the government sector. One of the more surprising facts about a architecture career is roughly 1/5th of all architects are self-employed.

One thing that those hoping to work as an architect will find appealing is the fact that very few people have the background, education, and skills to work as an architect. As such, those that pursue this profession will likely find it quite stable once you have become well established.

Of course, architecture is a learned skill and that means you will need to attend some sort of architecture school. There are degrees offered on the undergraduate level and the Master’s level. Is it necessary to hold a Master’s degree in architecture in order to succeed in this field? The answer to this is debatable. Some have succeeded greatly with a Master’s degree and others have succeeded without one. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to select the appropriate path based upon their own individual needs and background.

Regardless of whether or not you have a Master’s Degree, you will need to acquire a license to work as an architect in the United States. In order to acquire a license, you must have an accredited professional degree from some sort of architecture school, a training period or extensive period of interning, and pass all required tests in order to be licensed. Even after you have acquired a license, this may not be the end of the proverbial road for your requirements to work as an architect. You may need to continue your education in certain areas in order to have your license is renewed. Don’t worry. If you are a skilled architect then you likely will not have a difficult time meeting all requirements to be properly licensed.

A architecture career is not a difficult path to follow. However, it does require a series of definitive steps to be taken in order to effectively enter the field. Such steps are worth it because architecture jobs can be a truly rewarding career to be a part of.