The School of Architecture at Northeastern is focused on leadership in a changing world. The profession of architecture has undergone dramatic changes in the past twenty years, and is poised to continue to change at an even more rapid rate. Landscape architecture has transformed into a critical tool for shaping the changing nature of our cities. But even more transformational is the extent to which an architectural education can be applied to an ever-increasing range of high level endeavors.

So, the School of Architecture offers a wide range of degree options, with some tailored to professionally licensed careers in architecture and landscape, and others intended to allow for greater breadth and interdisciplinary opportunities.

But the environment for which we are preparing young people is in a state of constant flux, and therefore the most important thing that we can offer is a way to make sense of that change, and to help students lead it. Our superb faculty helps students understand the context, underlying arguments, technology, and composition of the world around them, so that they can make the best case for what ought to come next.

Job Titles

Architect*DraftspersonPreservationist
Architectural Engineer*Environmental Engineer*Production Designer
Architectural HistorianFacility ManagerProject Manager*
Architectural Writer/ JournalistIllustratorReal Estate Appraiser*
Art DirectorIndustrial DesignerSet Designer
Building ContractorIndustrial Engineer*Surveyor
Building DesignerInterior Designer*/ DecoratorTeacher/Professor*
Building InspectorLandscape Architect*Urban/ Regional Planner
CartographerMarine Architect*
Civil Engineer*Mechanical Engineer*

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Amenta Emma ArchitectsMassachusetts School Building Authority
Einhorn, Yaffee & Prescott, A&EPaul Linkez Architecture
MASS Design Group

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
ArchitectureHigher Education
ConstructionHistoric Preservation and Restoration
DesignManufacturing
EngineeringReal Estate Development
Facilities ManagementResearch
Federal, Local and State GovernmentTransportation

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

The Intern Development Program (IDP) structures the multiyear transition from architecture student to licensed professional.

Typically internships in this field require students to be in the third year of undergraduate study or a master’s student. Students may however find internships in related fields.

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the Department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

 Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups