Have design talent and want to be an architect? Here’s an example of why you should take math and physics seriously.

Most students who are considering a career in architecture think only in terms of the artistic aspects.

If you are thinking like that, think again.

Last fall, I shared a bit of the homework that students in Harvard’s graduate program in architecture had in their Structures 1 class.  Those same students just finished their Structures 2 course.  One of the projects in that class was to build a bridge and test whether the bridge could hold a substantial amount of weight.  The professor made a video of the tests, which you can view here.  It’s entertaining, perhaps especially for those of us without a single fiber of artistic ability.

As I’ve mentioned before, calculus and a calculus-based physics course are required for admission to strong graduate programs in architecture, which (given the competitiveness of the field) are the only ones worth attending.  So if you’re a high school student with talent in design who is considering a career in architecture, make sure you take precalculus (or better yet, calculus) and a physics course before you head for college.

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