This could possibly be the first and most popular advise an architect would give to a would be architecture student:
“If you were a son of mine, I wouldn’t want you to be an architect,” Peter Eisenman said, “because it’s a tough way to be in the world. Look, my son who graduated from law school three years ago makes more than I do after 40 years of working.”
Last week, Peter Eisenman sold his 21st-floor apartment at 101 West 12th Street, he has been living there for quite sometime, most architects prefer to design their own house and actually live in it, Peter Eisenman on the other hand prefer not to. “I would never live in anything I design,” he told The Observer.
Back to the money making issue, today my lecturer told us that in Western Australia a construction labor cost about $400 per day, I would assume the worker has at least 10 – 20 years of experience in the construction industry, but $400 per day is crazy. A graduate architect in Western Australia get paid around $3000 per month, doesn’t make any sense right?
Source: The New York Observer.