Career Tracks: Architecture

We have collected examples of typical career paths in the architecture education at the School of Architecture.

Institute of Architecture, City and Landscape

The study programmes at the Institute of Architecture, Town and Landscape provide all students with a broad-based architectural education. Studies are directed towards architectural practices, both in Denmark and abroad, and particularly towards specialist consultancy companies: e.g. in the areas of planning and/or landscaping projects. There are also a number of jobs in public authorities and institutions: e.g. planning, project management and client design advisor services. Students also acquire skills, which can be used to disseminate academic material in the fields of research and teaching. Major international practices.

Institute of Architecture and Culture

The study programmes at the Institute of Architecture and Culture provide all students with a broad-based architectural education. Studies are directed towards architectural practices both in Denmark and abroad, and particularly towards specialist consultancy companies: e.g. in the areas of planning or restoration.  There are also a number of jobs in public authorities and institutions: e.g. planning, project management and client design advisor services. Students also acquire skills, which can be used to disseminate academic material and in the fields of research and teaching.

Institute of Architecture and Technology

We wish to equip our graduates with skills, which prepare them for a paradigm shift in the traditional understanding of the relationship between architecture and technology. We provide students with a broad network, methods and tools, which invest them with innovative, critical and design-based profiles. At the same time the Institute’s understanding of the potential of technology will help to define new areas of work and markets for architects.

The study programmes at the Institute of Architecture and Technology provide all students with a broad-based architectural education. Studies are directed towards architectural practices both in Denmark and abroad, and also towards specialist practices: e.g. in the areas of residential and commercial building. There are also a number of jobs for manufacturers of building materials and public authorities and institutions: e.g. project management and client design advisor services. Students also acquire skills, which can be used to disseminate academic material and in the fields of research and teaching.

Institute of Architecture and Design

After a specialist education in Architecture, Architectural Lighting Design, Furniture or Spatial Design, you will have the option of working freelance or to take up an appointment as an architect or designer in design and architectural companies or consultancy companies; as an in-house designer in commercial or manufacturing companies; as a dissemination and exhibition designer, e.g. in museums and organisations; as a design buyer in private and public companies or for charitable and humanitarian organisations. You can also work in highly specialised areas such as colour scheming, lighting planning or product control. There is also the option of a career in teaching and administration, project management or research.

As a designer specialising in Textile Design and concentrating on interiors and architecture, your work will generally involve the design of acoustic solutions, light barriers, upholstery fabrics, floor covering etc. for public institutions, companies, trains and aeroplanes and for private environments In general this specialist area concentrates on light, colour schemes, patterns, materials and proportions.

As a designer specializing in Textile Design and focusing on fashion and clothing, you will develop knowledge about the functional properties of materials for clothing by investigating the surfaces, finishing, durability, colour fastness etc. of materials. As well as working as a product developer of materials, you could also work in trend analysis or as a stylist.