A good education is necessary. To start work as an architectural engineer,
you'll need a bachelor's degree in engineering. You should be on the lookout
for a program that has strong courses in both math and physics while you're
in high school.
There are several schools in the U.S. that specialize in architectural
"You should look for a curriculum which studies both architecture and basic
engineering," adds Elizabeth Gehring. She's president of an architectural
engineering firm. "It is neither just engineering, nor just architecture."