Originally Posted by Texas Proud
I was unclear on why he would be bored.... I think he would be bored working in an office all day. I think he wants to be out in the field. Maybe I am wrong and architects are out doing things in the field when the stuff is being built.... but the ones I have seen did not.
ahh...yes he would get bored, as typically young architects right out of school, will spend the vast majority of time in the office. I can't speak for the other building design professions, but I think for any of them that would be the case. I don't recall meeting very many young engineers at meetings, etc.
I also must be an exception to the rules, as I have spent a fair amount of time in the field and out of the office. When I worked for a large firm, I had a very specific specialty type project I was involved (ski lodges and residential high rises) which had me traveling a fair amount. In my current small practice my current projects tend towards custom residential and micro breweries (it is a tough job but someone has to do it!) and I don't spend a ton of time drafting, I do that work as I am a single proprietor but as I mentioned before I have to be a jack of all trades so I am constantly doing a wide variety of things.
I did spend (and still do) some time on cadd/sketchup/bim/indesign/photoshop but it isn't 90% of my time, but I have seen people who do. Like any profession it is what you make of it and your personality and drive is a huge factor in what you do.