Architect

Plan and design buildings and structures; provide specifications and detailed drawings to builders.

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    Overview

    Architects design new buildings and renovations to existing structures. They use structural, mechanical and aesthetic design elements to influence the human experience of being inside a space or environment.

    Work is at architectural practices or construction companies. Regular site visits may be required.

    Suits those with the ability to design and plan for 3-dimensional spaces. A strong sense of creative and technical design, good grasp of mathematics and attention to detail are important.

    Day-to-day

    • obtain advice from clients and management to determine the type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations
    • provide information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
    • prepare project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings
    • write specifications and contract documents for use by builders
    • inspect construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become an Architect

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