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post #31 of 33
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I would imagine it has nothing to do with computer programming but more about using specific computer programs (modelling/CAD most likely I would assume).

I can't imagine may situations in which an architect would be writing out something in C++. Maybe using scripting languages built into other tools to perform specific tasks (so a little very basic CS could be helpful) but nothing along the lines of "real" programming.

For a minor, this is the only advice you need:
Take whatever the fuck you want. Find something you enjoy or that interests you. Find something that will be hard to pick up after you graduate (a spanish minor will get you far more than trying to take some crappy once a week class for an hour after work at the language acquisition center).
This whole thing is about making you a better person not preparing you for a specific career. Since you are pursueing a professional program, that part becomes more about a career so why not use your minor to do something fun/different (or just take classes you find interesting and say screw the minor since exactly zero people will care about your minor after you graduate).

You'd be surprised - but it is usually rather niche work.

Also, if it is design you want to get into, be sure to master the digital modelling tools - especially Rhino at the moment, preferably with a solid understanding of Grasshopper.
post #32 of 33
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Also, if it is design you want to get into, be sure to master the digital modelling tools - especially Rhino at the moment, preferably with a solid understanding of Grasshopper.

Not pushing Revit/Tekla on the kids yet?
post #33 of 33
FWIW, it seems to me that new building systems and other nonvisual aspects of design (e.g., acoustics and climate) are going to be the areas where architecture really grows over the next few decades. Energy demands combined with the aging population are going to create new needs.
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