Newton, Mass.–based residential architect Chris Chu explains how to respond to three common questions and comments often posed to him. One statement Chu frequently hears is “I wish I could have been an architect, but I’m not good at math.” In addressing that comment, Chu explains that although mathematical skill is certainly an asset in one’s architecture career, it is not necessarily the key to success in design. The most important assets in architecture are “having the ability to understand spatial relations,” “ being able to solve logistical and design problems,”  and “ being intuitive” to understand another person’s point of view.

Chu also answers questions about remodeling before selling a house and the structural stability of a load-bearing wall.

Read the full article with two additional comments and responses on The Boston Globe.

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