# Can you be bad at math and be an architect?

### Table of Contents

- Can you be bad at math and be an architect?
- Do you need to be good in math to be an architect?
- Is there a lot of math involved in being an architect?
- Can architecture be done without maths?
- How hard is it being an architect?
- What subjects do I need for architecture?
- Do you need to know math to be an architect?
- Is there such thing as not being good at math?
- What's the most common misconception about architecture?
- Is there a difference between architectural practice and architectural education?

### Can you be bad at math and be an architect?

Math is a good skill to have but nothing that should get in the way of you becoming an architect. It's **okay** that you struggle with math, just persevere and do what needs to be done and you can look back over your shoulder at math for the rest of your long and illustrious career as an architect.

### Do you need to be good in math to be an architect?

Architects must have a **firm understanding of algebra, geometry, trigonometry**, as well as the ability to calculate area, volume, length, width, and square footage.

### Is there a lot of math involved in being an architect?

**Geometry, algebra, and trigonometry** all play a crucial role in architectural design. Architects apply these math forms to plan their blueprints or initial sketch designs. They also calculate the probability of issues the construction team could run into as they bring the design vision to life in three dimensions.

### Can architecture be done without maths?

**No, you cannot pursue architecture if you don't have mathematics as your main stream**. Earlier commerce and art students were allowed to choose architecture as a career; provided they study mathematics in class Xl and Xll.

### How hard is it being an architect?

Architecture is a lot of work. The people who have successful careers as architects have all made incredible sacrifices and **worked extremely hard to get there**. Historically it does not pay very well, the education is long and there is an incredible amount of legal responsibility involved with becoming an architect.

### What subjects do I need for architecture?

To take a recognised degree you will need: **five GCSEs A*- C including English, maths and science and three A levels**. Some universities prefer a maths or a science subject. Many also require a portfolio of work, so an art & design based A level can be helpful.

### Do you need to know math to be an architect?

You don't need to know math. That's probably the biggest misconception about architecture. If you can make it to college, you can do the math required of a typical architecture career. If you are interested in design, you'll really like architecture school, and then you'll hate the working world.

### Is there such thing as not being good at math?

Oh and btw - there’s no such thing as not being good at math. You can however, be so disinterested or lazy, that you dont put in the effort to practice. Anyone can be good at math if they practice, so just bite the bullet and become proficient! You’ll be better off in the end!

### What's the most common misconception about architecture?

That's probably the biggest misconception about architecture. If you can make it to college, you can do the math required of a typical architecture career. If you are interested in design, you'll really like architecture school, and then you'll hate the working world. Sorry, that's how it goes.

### Is there a difference between architectural practice and architectural education?

Yes. There's a vast oceanic difference between architectural practice and an architectural education. Someone once tried to tell me that and I did not understand.........but hey 100k later I do. Give yourself the chance. ANYONE CAN BECOME ANYTHING THEY WANT TO BE. TO BE AN ARCHITECT ALL IT TAKES IS TIME.