Also called: Architect, Design Architect, Planner, Project Architect
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From skyscrapers to airports, houses, schools, and factories, architects design structures both to inspire and to fulfill practical functions. Architects design buildings that meet the needs of their client, whether that is an individual, government entity, or business. They sketch designs on paper or software, provide cost estimates, and develop projections for the construction time needed to meet a client’s specifications. Architects also lead construction teams, directing workers in the construction of the architect’s plans, so communication skills and the ability to create drawings and documents others can interpret is extremely important. Architects split their time between working in offices, where they meet with clients, develop designs and collaborate with other architects and engineers, and work sites, where they check on project progress. Architects typically work at least 40 hours a week, with many spending additional hours to meet deadlines. Self-employed architects may have more flexible schedules. Completing a five-year bachelor of architecture degree is typically the first step toward becoming an architect and many choose to pursue a masters as well, typically taking 1 to 5 additional years of school. After finishing their education, architects must complete a paid internship and pass the Architect Registration Exam.
What they do:Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
On the job, you would:
- Develop final construction plans that include aesthetic representations of the structure or details for its construction.
- Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
- Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
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