Following on from this post about Phil Read's class on How to Get Ahead in Architecture, I found these two columns via Architectural Record that make good reading.

The architecture meltdown

One of the coolest creative-class careers has cratered with the economy. Where does architecture go from here?

Featuring great quotes like:
  • These days, “We are making less than a cleaning lady,”
  • as an educator, I feel like an ayatollah sending kids running into the minefield
  • Architects are supposed to be serving society, but I think we’re struggling to maintain our position in society.

and this article
Want a Job? Go to College, and Don’t Major in Architecture

Featuring this chart which shows that architecture graduates have a higher unemployment rate than artists!

Though i am not sure if they are counting the "sandwich-artists" at SUBWAY.

And things are still ****** in Asia too so don't get any ideas.

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