What does it mean to be an "Architect?"
Seriously, what does it mean? I recently became a licensed architect after many many many painful nights, failed exams, countless hours of studying, stress-filled days, weeks and months... and now that I am FINALLY licensed... what does is mean? Does it mean I can go out and start designing amazing buildings that will win awards and get published in every architecture periodical that exists, or is relevant? Does it mean I can walk into the office and demand higher pay because, well I'm an architect. Does it mean I automatically know all the ins and outs of the building design and construction industry and can therefore go off on my own, start a firm and start designing cool shit...?