Start by visiting studyarchitecture.com and ARCHCareers.org to learn the steps to becoming an architect including education, experience, and examination. Another excellent source is Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design 3rd Edition published by J. Wiley & Sons (2010).
Visit the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to learn more about design competitions, Freedom by Design, and other programs targeted for architecture students.
All students and interns should visit the American Institute of Architects (AIA) website to find resources for students including information on scholarships, mentoring, and local components of the AIA.
Current students, interns, and foreign architects should visit the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) website to find each state’s requirements for licensure, to learn more about the Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP), the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), and to inquire about how foreign architects can obtain a license in the US.