Apprentice, Autonomy – Mulder Zonderland

Lezing / Debat

How to Become an Architect

Embarking on the journey to becoming an architect is an exhilarating endeavor, but what lies beyond the academic corridors? The lecture series, “How to Become an Architect,” curated by CASA Vertigo in collaboration with Archined, invites you to explore the enigmatic path of post-graduation. Delving into the intricacies of professional development, this six-part public programme presents a rare glimpse into the transitional phase where creativity and real-world challenges converge.

Attempting to navigate the hazy post-graduation landscape, the series poses the question: What do you do after graduating? How do you really/actually become an architect? What do the intricacies of professional growth entail? And how do you navigate them? Through a blend of personal narratives and professional insights, early career practitioners will share their stories, unveiling the multifaceted journey that unfolds after university life. From forging new design philosophies to establishing resilient networks within the industry, the speakers will delve into the minutiae of shaping their architectural practice. Each lecture invites architects and spatial practitioners who have successfully navigated the early phases of their careers to reflect upon the challenges, strategies and triumphs that shaped their creative trajectory.

Mulder Zonderland, whose partnership was forged during the height of the pandemic, operates between Zurich and Amsterdam. The work of their practice is marked by a harmonious blend of global influences, all centred around a core ambition of creating meaningful, sustainable, and contextual projects for an ever-changing world.

The lecture will be recorded and published on CASA Vertigo’s Youtube channel.

“How to Become an Architect” aims to present a comprehensive exploration into the journey of becoming an architect and the evolution that follows. Through the sharing of experiences and wisdom, the series attempts to illuminate the intricacies of finding a creative voice and sustaining it. It serves as both mentor and muse, offering inspiration and guidance on how to transition from the realms of education to architectural practice.

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