Architecture influences all aspects of the built environment and brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences and technology. By combining creative design with technical knowledge, architects create the physical environment in which people live, which in turn, influences quality of life.
Not only do architects inform the overall aesthetics of a city or region by pushing the boundaries of design and style, they also make invaluable contributions to the quality of life, public health and sustainability of any given region.
By adopting a dynamic approach to the planning, design and maintenance of the built environment, architecture can contribute to lifting productivity and helping us prepare for and mitigate projected future impacts arising from population growth, demographic change and climate change.
As a substantial contributor to the design of our cities and towns, architecture also has a significant role to play in improving social inclusion and, in turn, health outcomes in our communities.
By raising design standards in our cities, urban areas, commercial and residential buildings, the profession as a whole as well as the Institute has a major role in shaping India's future.
ASPIRING TO BE AN ARCHITECT
Architects deal with many of the critical issues in today's society. They push boundaries when it comes to living, investigate new technologies and materials, and help ensure that what we build is environmentally sustainable. Importantly, they design not just for today, but for future generations.
A CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE
Architecture is one of the most influential professions in our global society. A career in architecture offers opportunities to shape, perhaps even transform the environment in which we live. Architecture brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences and technology. The profession of architecture involves everything that influences the way in which the built environment is planned, designed, made, used and maintained.
Architects combine creative design with technical knowledge to provide integrated solutions for built and natural environments. Architects are not only involved in mainstream architectural practice but are working increasingly in occupations ranging from urban planning and property development to teaching, furniture design and disaster relief.