February 17, 2008

Couples in Architecture.


According to the Austrian study "Berufsfeld 1.0" – a national survey of Austrian Architects - for 31% of architects their partner is also an architect. Maybe because architects rarely socialize outside their scene? Surely, people meet at work and school / university – that's not unusual. A partner in the same professional field is maybe more appreciative of job-related troubles, like unsocial working hours combined with an often low salary.

When architects set up their own business, they increasingly start husband-and-wife collaborations – like partners in other architectural practices. Hopefully these couples have areas of life that aren't related to architecture.