Career Field - Architecture, Planning & Environmental Design

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations
Internship Listing Sites
Job Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Callisto.

Career Center Collection - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to this career field. Available in the Career Center.

InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.

Connecting Majors to Careers – Provides information on common paths associated with a range of majors.

Finding & Preparing for a Successful Architecture Internship - Architect and mentor AnRa Hong Buchanan offers her thoughts on how to secure an internship whether it already exists or not.

Architecture

AIArchitect - developed by the American Institute of Architects. Resources and industry trends and current news articles, information on awards and conferences.

Archinect - Website for progressive minded design students and professionals.

Architects from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training and other qualifications, as well as advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations.

California Architects Board - Information on licensure, professional regulations, news and some agency/school links for architecture in California.

Urban and Regional Planning

American Planning Association offers career and educational program information, including information on the field of Urban and Regional Planning, and tips for selecting a planning program.

SPUR – SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Urban and Regional Planners from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training and other qualifications, as well as advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations.

Planetizen - Urban planning news website, featuring articles, op-eds, jobs, and information for the urban planning, design and development community.

PlannersWeb - News & Information for Citizen Planners

Landscape Architecture

Land8 - Social network for Landscape Architecture Professionals, including forums, blog and job listings.

Landscape Architects from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training and other qualifications, as well as advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations.

Sustainable Environmental Design

Map to Your Green Career – Article with steps to finding the green careers that are right for you.

Why Green is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career - is a comprehensive manual designed to assist women with job training and career development as they enter into innovative and nontraditional jobs.

Check out the Career Center's Environmental Career Fields page and Environmental Job Listing Sites for more options and information.

Interior Design

American Society of Interior Designers - Overviews about interior design specialties, interior design as a career, and links to related professional organizations and other resources.

Interior Designers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training and other qualifications, as well as advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations.

Multiple Fields

ReSources.Com Professional Directory links to Design Industry associations, architectural & design firms, consultants, craftsmen & artisans and industry related websites.

University of California, Berkeley Environmental Design Library is a rich resource for information on career development and job hunting in planning, architecture, and landscape architecture, including print resources information and web links.

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations

Getting involved at CED - Here you can find a current list of student organizations related to the field, as well as other options for getting involved on campus.

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life and Leadership.

Professional Organizations

A few of the major professional organizations include:

Architecture

Planning

Landscape Architecture

Sustainability

Other

To find other professional associations, go to:

Internship Listing Sites

Internship Listing Sites - Websites, programs, and other resources for internships in this career area. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

Job Listing Sites

Job Listing Sites - Websites specializing in job listings for this particular career field. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

 

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