A new job at an architecture school in New Orleans has opened a career for architects and landscape architects.
The first two positions at the school opened last week, and are expected to hire a total of 200 new architecture students this year, according to the school.
It said the new positions will be in “small, focused teams of three to five” and will include architecture students who will be expected to complete a “substantial” amount of work on their projects.
“I think it’s really important that people who are interested in architecture and the profession get a good education and start in a good career,” said Matthew S. Bousman, director of architecture for the school, adding that students “have a lot of flexibility and can really do things on their own.”
“This program really provides a place for architecture students to get experience in a field that they don’t usually get a chance to get in,” he added.
“The architecture school is really looking to attract students from all different backgrounds.”
The school also said that its graduates of the program will work with architecture firms like the Foster + Partners Group, Foster + Associates, and Zaha Hadid.
Architects who attend the school and the other architecture programs are required to take an architecture course, and to complete four years of intensive work in an architecture program.
“There is nothing like architecture school to get you up to speed in a discipline that you’re not used to, and I think that’s really helpful,” Bousmen said.
“It’s a really great program.”
The program is also looking for landscape architects who want to get into the field, with openings opening in October and November.
The school is located at the end of a main thoroughfare on the city’s west side, between St. Bernard Street and Interstate 10.