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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.


  • 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.


  • stressful.

To become an Architect

Skills employers are looking for

  • Revit

  • Project Architecture

  • Communication Skills

  • AutoCAD

  • Project Management

  • Planning

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