The Rising Field of Architect
Out of the 20 years of his experience, Amol has over 15 years of experience in real estate agency and development business in research, consultancy, valuation, land acquisition and more.
How the work & role of Architect has changed in the last 10 years?
Architects are trained to take up the complete responsibility of creation of spaces from design to execution in the built environment. In this process, architects are supported by various consultants and experts. Making buildings functional as well as beautiful and designing the public spaces surrounding these efficient, safe and hygienic is their prime role. Creativity is the very base of architecture education and in our increasingly complex world, ‘Design Thinking’ is emerging as the new game changer in management philosophy. Architects can easily adopt to this state by taking a central role in development management business and not restrict themselves as design architects.
"In the world facing environmental issues, architects can look forward to careers in Sustainability, Energy Management and Environment Planning and Management".
Architects are building upon the business and entrepreneurship fundamentals as well and are delivering on ‘Design-Build-Deliver’ platform as demanded by the clients in built environment industry. I believe that this trend was set in Post-Financial Crisis in 2008 and slowly but surely Architects have responded by taking turn key projects and becoming ‘Complete Solution Provider’ instead of merely working as a ‘Designer’. In the last few years a few architects have decided to start real estate development ventures and reaped rich rewards by designing and delivering unique projects to their discerning clients. These architects have achieved a beautiful balance of design, technology and sustainability principles and created Value for Money projects while managing the risk factors of this business. Some architects have entered the ‘Total Fitout Design & Management’ business for corporate clients where ‘Design- Build’ solutions for Commercial and Retail Spaces are delivered within strict timelines, budgets and stringent quality control norms.
What are the new emerging career options in the field of Architecture?
Architect can look forward to careers in Urban Planning and Management, Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure Management, Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Business Development, Sales and Marketing and Facilities Management. In the world facing environmental issues, architects can look forward to careers in Sustainability, Energy Management and Environment Planning and Management.Architects enjoy a unique position in the world of built environment as they are trained to understand the