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Architecture graduates 'must be creative' to find work

Published: Tuesday, 29 June 2010   Category: Career Advice

Architecture graduates need to tap into their creative talents in the current economic climate, it has been suggested.

Harry Rich, chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba), conceded that the jobs market is particularly tough at present for university leavers.

However, speaking at the University of Creative Arts recently, he advised the next generation of practitioners to broaden their horizons to avoid disappointment.

He said: "The profession as a whole needs to learn to do things differently. I believe architecture is an industry in transition at the moment.

"The less imaginative people are standing around moaning about how unfair the situation is, how hard it is to get a job or make a profit on work - which is true and very sad - but the creative people are somehow still successful in getting out there."

Meanwhile, Riba confirmed this week that 14 architects will attend its workshop and trade mission to the Shanghai Expo 2010 between July 19th and 23rd.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19864392-ADNFCR

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