First of all learn to draw and draw and draw. This will tune in your observation skills which are essential. Study nature. Study the work of great architects (Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, Santiago Calatrava etc) Here’s a list to get you started: http://architecture.about.com/od/architectsaz/Great_Architects_AZ.htm These are some videos that will be very inspiring to you. http://www.ted.com/search?q=architecture Most importantly be persistent and patient. All good things take time, good luck in your career!