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As a student, yes, goodness yes! That is one thing art and design programs don't tell you is the cost of supplies. I speak from experience. There is nothing like spending $50 …to $100 on a design project each week and go before the panel to present and have a professor, grad student, or visiting architect come and rip a part off as they make design recommendations/corrections or mark up drawings with red ink or a black Sharpie. I would stand there and hear a cash register in my head as they break my work into pieces, but it's all for the student's improvement. As a practicing architect, no you don't, the costs for supplies are covered by the firm, but they stay at the office! At home, you'll have your own stockpile, and trust me after five years of school, a stockpile is what you will have. If you open your own practice, then the cost of your supplies will be a part of your company's overhead. (MORE)

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Architects tend to use all types of math, but one main math used is Geometry. Architects must understand how slopes, intercepts and other terms found in geometry.

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Yes, Math is one of the most important things to know when going to be an architect, as you will need to know planar siding, angles, and many other mathematical equations to b…e succesful, (MORE)

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Mostly their head (imagination) then uses pencil and paper to draw and refine ideas and finally computers to 'draw' their designs in 2D and 3D.

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An architect needs to have a very solid understanding of the trigonometric relationships of a right triangle, as well as advanced algebra. In addition, some architects (but …usually structural engineers) must use calculus to design buildings that can safely withstand earthquakes. (MORE)

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Architectural projects, whether on a small or large scale, are often significant undertakings. In the city of Chicago, whether focusing on commercial expansion or residential …construction, a knowledge of municipal building regulations is key. For this very reason, an immense network of architectural firms are available for hire in the Chicago area. Regardless of scale and need, there is an architect for any project in Chicago.The incredible variety of historical architecture in Chicago demonstrates the many paths, which a project may take. Iconic skyscrapers like the Aon Center, Wrigley Builiding, and Tribune Tower make up a magnificent skyline in the Illinois capital. Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's unique designs can be found in structures such as the Emil Bach house and the Robie House. In addition, other architectural styles can be seen in massive sporting venues, such as the United Center and Soldier Field. The lesson to be learned from the buildings of Chicago is that no project is too big or revolutionary to be realized.The scale of an architecture project can vary greatly, especially in an American metropolis such as Chicago. For those with large projects, like high-rise buildings or commercial structures, certain architects are preferred due to experience with such work. Some examples of firms proven in the field of high-budget architecture are Perkins+Will, VOA Associates Incorporated, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SBC), though many others exist. The best examples of work done by similar companies are represented in structures like Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, and the United Center; the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, was designed by HOK.For those who don't have the resources or need for a large architecture project, Chicago has plenty of options to choose from. Small projects include light structures and small objects. Residences and small office spaces are two of the most common forms of small architectural projects, and they represent a large portion of Chicago's collection of buildings. Chicago architecture firms that have won awards for small projects include Froelich Kim+Cerda, CBD Architects, and Hirsch Associates, LLC, among others. Roche Bobois, located on West Hubbard Street in Chicago, is an example of Hirsch's work.As a noted area of architectural excellence, Chicago maintains a highly dedicated chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA Chicago holds a number of ways for individuals to find architects, whether by phone or online. In addition, people can use ArchiPages, a directory of firms in the state of Illinois, at many public libraries in the Chicago area. AIA Chicago's Web page can connect clients with scores of architecture firms in Chicago as well. For those unsure about the type of architect they need, AIA Chicago's website also explains the key factors to consider when picking the proper firm.Architecture can be a daunting field, and completing a major project requires a highly trained group of individuals. It's easy to become flustered when trying to pick an architect, but Chicago has its fair share to choose from. Furthermore, by using the resources available to them, clients can find their firms quite easily and accurately. Researching the portfolio and focus of a firm can go a long way in determining the proper architect to hire.At 1,729 feet, the Willis Tower stands as the tallest building in Chicago. (MORE)

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Does your child struggle with math? Does math homework and tests cause your child tension and stress? There are many ways to reduce math anxiety for your child. Here are some… ways that will help relieve your child's math anxiety and create a positive learning experience in math.The more you spend time on practicing math the better you will become. Just like the saying goes, "practice makes perfect". Therefore, spend some time each day on skills that you need more practice. For example, if you struggle with multiplication spend time on studying your multiplication facts. Give yourself about 20 minutes each day on this math practice.Math skills build upon each other. Each year new concepts are taught however you need to have a strong foundation in order to have continued success. Spend time during your daily math review to practice skills from the previous year. You also want to focus on building automaticity with your math facts.Memorizing facts is important however you need to be able to understand the math material. Developing math strategies is key to success. Anxiety can impede your memory so understanding math and implementing math strategies will create long time math success.Preparing for math tests should consist of planning in advance. When you are given a test date work backwards from that date and plan out your study time. You should spend enough time every day to prepare well for your test. Cramming for tests create more anxiety therefore plan ahead and break down your material into smaller chunks of study time.Develop the practice of writing all math vocabulary into a notebook. Refer to this math dictionary when you study or when doing homework. Study your math vocabulary weekly so you gain an understanding of math concepts. This will build your math knowledge.Asking questions is wonderful way to clarify any uncertainties you may have. Asking questions also promotes discussion and often times open discussions will deepen your understanding of math concepts and problems.Working in study groups is an excellent way to practice your math skills. Partnering with someone who has a stronger math background is beneficial. They can work with you in further understanding the math concepts.Incorporate math games in your learning. Making math fun will increase your desire to practice math skills on a daily basis and will decrease your math anxiety.Decrease your math anxiety with repeated math practice and by developing your math foundation. Being well prepared will also decrease math anxiety. Building a solid math foundation will increase your confidence and increase math success. (MORE)

Architects are often thought of as smart, creative people with a great deal of autonomy in their jobs. While this is largely correct, the process of becoming an architect invo…lves a great deal of training and a lot of mathematics. Here is some basic information about what it takes to become an architect.Architects must combine a creative and inventive sensibility with a hard, practical grasp on reality and an excellent facility for mathematics. Architects must be able to work with their hands in order to build scale models. It's not the right career for someone who likes to do the same thing day in and day out, as an architect's projects are always in flux and the job often demands a lot of travel.An architect needs either a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture from a professionally accredited school. A bachelor's degree in architecture typically takes five years rather than four. A graduate with a degree in architecture must then do an internship and pass the Architect Registration Examination in order to be licensed as an architect.An architect is in charge of the design of a building project. He prepares plans, drawings and models for a client's review and creates the final construction plans. He must conduct environmental impact studies and work within the various building codes, fire regulations and zoning laws governing the building site. He also must be prepared to make changes according to the client's demands and the prevailing regulations.Architects are currently the professionals with the highest unemployment rate, at about 14 percent. Architects with a graduate degree in architecture have a slightly lower unemployment rate, at about 8 percent. The high unemployment rate is largely due to the collapse of the housing market in recent years.Architecture is a dream job for many people who combine a love for design and a talent for math and engineering. If you're interested in becoming an architect, look into the feasibility of architecture school, but be prepared for a tough job market.Many architects are inspired by Howard Roark, the fictional hero of the book "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. Roark is an architect struggling to maintain his sense of artistic integrity during the heady days of the rise of the skyscraper in New York City. His fearless drive in the face of an architectural establishment bent on eliminating him is praised by many architects, reviled by others, but it is always entertaining and often stirring to read. (MORE)

If you possess a strong aptitude for design coupled with the ability to explain the vision behind your design, consider a career in architecture. With a healthy job growth pro…jection over the next few years, architecture represents a promising career path with a multitude of opportunities. But what is an architect? To answer this question, read on for a detailed explanation of this exciting profession.Architects plan and design buildings and other structures. As an architect, your responsibilities are multifaceted and include preparing extensive specifications for design and structure, estimating the cost of materials, equipment and construction time and preparing scaled models of the project. Project management and effective communication also play a role in your responsibilities, as you meet with clients and building contractors on a regular basis. An architect also makes regular visits to work sites to ensure that construction is going according to plan.Architects must possess skills in designing, engineering, managing and supervising. Since a major aspect of an architect's responsibility is coordination between clients and builders, effective communication skills are essential. As a successful architect, you must be proficient in more than just designing a building; you are also responsible for conveying the structural details and artistic vision behind that design to professionals from a variety of backgrounds.If you are interested in a career in architecture, you must first earn a professional degree. A five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree program is the most common route to a career as an architect and includes study in architectural history and theory, construction methods, math, physical sciences and professional practice. Architectural education also focuses on the design studio, where students create drawings and three-dimensional models of their designs. Following completion of a degree program, burgeoning architects complete a three-year training period or internship before sitting for the Architect Registration Examination.Career forecasters expect a steady uptick in job opportunities for architects, as the demand for structures continues to grow. Existing structures continue to age and now require renovation or the creation of new structures. Population continues to grow in new areas, requiring more homes to be built.Understanding an architect job description requires an in-depth conversation covering many skill sets. While a successful career in architecture undoubtedly requires an ambitious work ethic, it also promises to provide an exciting array of opportunities.Many architects are inspired by Ayn Rand's book, "The Fountainhead." The book focuses on a fictional architect named Howard Roark, whose commitment to his style and steely integrity propel the plot forward in the setting of the heady days when skyscrapers began rising in New York. Roark's character is based, in part, on real-life architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (MORE)

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You might, but you might not be a very good one and you may have to work harder at it.

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The math skills needed to create or construct a building are many indeed. If you have ever watched someone build anything, you may have seen them use a tape measurer or a rule…r. The ability to measure is a basic math skill. It is how an architect communicates the length or size of things we want to build. We must be able to add and subtract these numbers but also must be able to use fractions of these numbers. Today, we deal with measurements that are both the English system and the Metric system. Architects use math to convert between these two systems of measurement. You may also find architects using the many formulas and principles of geometry to create a building. Think about designing a building. How strong do the walls and beams and ceilings need to be? You figure that out with math, knowing the weights and strengths of the materials. How much of the materials do you need? It depends on the sizes of the walls, rooms, ceilings, all of that is math. Is concrete cheaper, or steel or cinder block? It depends on how much of each you need, what they cost to buy and build. How long will each stage of the construction take, and how can they be planned to overlap to get the building done the fastest? How much does each sq. foot. of the building rent for, and how long will it take to pay off the investment? How will it affect traffic in the neighborhood? How big does the garage need to be to hold the cars of what percentage of the people who work in the building or customers/clients who visit the building? What about windows? How many sq. feet per wall? How much heat will build up in the rooms because of the windows? That will affect how much air conditioning you need. Also windows leak heat during the Winter so more of them means more heat too. How many electrical outlets do you need? How many amps do you need from the power lines? How many circuit-breakers? How many lighting fixtures do you need? In modern buildings, the lighting system is considered part of the heating system--which is why you see lights on in skyscrapers in the middle of the night when nobody is there. For big, tall buildings, architects are even concerned with how the wind affects them, how it swirls between buildings. They use computer models for this. Also things like earthquake resistance. There's almost every kind of math here! Geometry and trig, calculus, accounting, engineering, finite element analysis, computer modeling, etc.etc. (MORE)

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No, not at all.Architects use measurements and the foundations of geometry it takes a little bit of math but it does not need bargraphs or line plots.

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Algebra is used to measure and find the length, width, and height of an object. And you can use math to calculate the amount of building pieces used to make the full object.

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Renaissance architects used many of the same tools used today. They used protractors, rulers, plumb lines and transits. Today, more electronics are used.