Architecture’s Afterlife Survey

Architecture’s Afterlife: an invitation to participate in a progression study

According to UK-based data, 66% of architecture graduates will never become architects. The question becomes where do these graduates go? Anecdotal evidence suggests that this missing 66% end up working within a wide range of alternative construction roles, across various other design disciplines, the cultural sector and even in the film industry.

A group of researchers based within the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE) Education Academy are conducting a study to identify the extent of this phenomena. Their study aims to compare sector mobility by region and map the scale of influence and the relative value of an architectural qualification beyond architecture. They are asking alumni offices from Schools of Architecture across Europe and North America to support the study by sharing the questionnaire with their alumni.

The research group is a partnership between the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, The University of Zagreb in Croatia and KU Leuven in Belgium, the Architects Council of Europe and the EAAE, and welcome the ARCC as our North American partners.

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