Hi everyone, i'm new to this site and have really enjoyed reading all the great advice in this forum. I have a question regarding a career change into urban planning and design, and was hoping anyone could offer some advice.
Does having an architecture degree help or hinder people with jobs in urban planning? Has anyone transitioned from an architecture firm to an urban planning & design firm?
I graduated with a B.Arch degree from Syracuse architecture last May, and have been working at a very large new york firm for a year. I'm frustrated with the work, and since graduation I have realized that a career in urban planning best fits my skills and would be far more fulfilling for me personally. Rather than continuing down a career track that would be less fulfilling, I hope to make a transition to this related field while I am still young.
I would like to make a transition from an architect career track to urban planner, but I am unsure if I would be qualified for an entry level position at a planning firm. I've worked at several architecture firms as an intern/junior architect, but never in a planning office. Has anyone made this transition?
Thanks in advance for any responses!