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Department of Consumer Affairs California Architects Board
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Demand for Architects

Why be just another job seeker looking for entry level work when you can build a rewarding career that people value and that gives you tremendous personal satisfaction?

California needs new architects!

The state is facing a shortage of licensed professional architects. We need to replace a wave of Baby Boomer architects who are getting ready to retire. We need to keep up with our growing population, and we have a reputation for being on the cutting edge of trends such as sustainable design and environmental stewardship. You can be a part of the group of professionals setting the bar for design and sustainability for the future. California needs young people like you to carry this state forward. We need you to bring your fresh ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to shaping our architectural landscape and ensure that our state’s buildings and structures support the public’s needs.

What does this mean for you?

It’s simple economics - supply and demand. High demand means you have a much better chance of finding the job you want at the firm you want, doing the kind of work you want to do. In response to the shortage, California’s architectural firms have worked hard to make their work environments even more attractive to talented people.

The requirements of becoming licensed in California are more flexible than most other states. Once you fulfill the requirements and become licensed, you will have control of your career. Here in California, architects are in demand.