Is the profession of architecture broken?

Jason Boyle

Through his podcast Jason Boyle has uncovered stories of financial hardship and mental suffering that he believes point to a deeply dysfunctional profession

Architecture is often classed as a noble profession, but when your monetary foundations are already deeply unstable after years of loading university debt onto them, many find the starting salaries offered to young graduates to start building their lives rather offensive.

So why not go it alone and start your own practice? Risky decision with potentially big pay offs, one would think. But the reality is usually that the university didn’t prepare you with the skills to run a practice.

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