The last few weeks have seen architecture make an unusual number of appearances in the pop culture, and now it seems Architect Barbie may soon have some competition for best-looking new designer. In an article about a very unsexy report by the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Building Futures titled “The Future of Architects,” Jonathan Glancey at The Guardian notes:

“Teenage boys and girls on either side of the Atlantic might also be excited to learn that Justin Bieber, the 16-year old Canadian teen heartthrob, says his ideal job would be that of an…architect.”

Who knew?

Read the full story here: RIBA vs Bieber and Barbie: The Battle for Architecture's Future

And for a less glossy assessment of the future of design in the UK, the original Building Futures piece is here: The Future of Architects: Who Will Design Our Buildings in 2025