Top Traits Needed to be an Architect

Mike Bryant, President of Fawley Bryant Architecture, shares what it takes to be successful in the industry. His insight and knowledge proves that architecture not only shapes buildings but people as well.

RIGOR
The study of architecture is rewarding but rigorous. While you experience exhilarating and new ideas, the amount of time in the studio is long; however, the experiences and relationships you develop are worth every late night.

AN APPRECIATION OF ART AND SCIENCE
Architecture is both highly technical and fact based, and it is a creative exercise where these pragmatic requirements are realized into beautiful and meaningful creations.


UNDERSTAND IT'S MORE THAN A BUILDING
Architecture has influence. It can evoke emotion, meet a need and be a maker and symbol of change. Architecture is very personal.

HUMANISM
Any university study requires the study of history, cultures, events and systems throughout the world. Architecture has its roots in many different cultures and locations. That architecture has migrated and been translated into new ideas and buildings everywhere. 

PASSION
Every successful endeavor has a sense of passion driving it. Love what you do and be intrigued by what you do not know.

LEARN TO SHARE
Learn to share your ideas with others so you may learn from others. The creative process is as much about listening as it is expressing an idea.