- Cutie FIshballLv 51 十年前最愛解答
I think it doesn't matter if you study arts or sciences as both have their own benefits. For me, I was a science student in secondary school then I went and study architecture in the US. The benefits are you will absorb materials on maths, physics, chemistry better than those that have no knowledge about these subjects. These science subjects relate the most with the structural and materials part in architecture. Although you dont need to know all the details in practice, as you will pass on the job to structural engineerers or civil engineerers to calculate the structural loads etc, you would still need to know basically what's going on loads etc....
For the second part of the question is very hard to answer you. As you may know there is a lot of redevelopment projects in HK (rennovating old districts etc) there is still some demand out there... but as space is so limited in HK, I think the architecture industry has reached its full capacity in HK... however I know a lot of design firms in HK have projects in mainland China, as they are developing very quickly. So technically you can still work in HK but you will be working on projects in China because that's where the market is.
In terms of design, I think you can categorize in this way (from small scale to larger scales):
interior design, architecture (buildings), landscape architecture (my major, building green areas around buildings, or parks or resorts), and urban planning (this is the largest scale and it's about planning or redevelopment of an area, region or even the whole city.... sometimes it's also about residential estate developments, particularly in China)資料來源： I am a landscape architecture major~