Common Edge has published a cheeky "letter to prospective architecture parents" that preps them for the changes their child will soon undergo by detailing the 6 phases of architectural education:

“Architecture school is a peculiar beast. It almost never actually prepares students to be practicing architects, and 90% of what is written by architects and architectural theorists is incomprehensible garbage. But being able to discern what is and what is not incomprehensible garbage is a profoundly useful life skill.”

The six phases each architecture student goes through includes:

  1. “Omigod you so totally don’t get what architecture even IS.”
  2. “OK, I’m actually looking at buildings now.”
  3. “Why didn’t I just major in international relations? Why didn’t you STOP ME?.”
  4. “I’m going to save the world.”
  5. “I’m graduating in two months and wtf am I going to do for work.”
  6. “You know, I actually learned a lot in architecture school.”

Read the full story by Eva Hagberg Fisher, here.