Who Are They?
The millennial lifestyle includes devoting time and money to exercise, eating right and respecting the planet. This dedication to wellness, combined with the visual influences from their virtual life, are inspiring a new level of architectural vision.
Instead of designing by traditional methods, millennial architects merge self-expression with social awareness that includes a new focus on collaborative teamwork. Many are drawn to smaller firms, with deeper roots in their respective communities, that strive for social, equitable and just design ahead of financial gain. They seek projects that have aesthetic value but also provide genuine benefits to the people and properties they serve.
They Don’t Need Tech Support
Millennials easily embrace these technological breakthroughs and adapt them to the work. Ideally, as ambassadors of every new innovation from virtual reality to 3D modeling, millennials will be instrumental in getting their older colleagues up to speed and propelling their firms forward.
It’s Not a Building. It’s an Experience.
As millennials come barreling down the tracks, veteran colleagues who have diligently studied the traditional principles of architecture may have their misgivings. Hopefully instead of confrontation, there will be communication with each group listening and benefiting from the other.
But, regardless of how their elders feel, the train has left the station. The millennial architects are coming and ready to take their place like the generations before them. Are you a Millenial architect? Discover career tips here.