An architectural draftsperson prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and detailed specifications for an architect. They liaise with builders and contractors to create and update plans, maps, charts and drawings for building projects.
Work is generally in the office of architectural studios or construction firms, with site visits required.
Suitable for people with strong critical-thinking skills and an interest in technical design, engineering and construction. The ability to use architectural communication software is essential.
A formal qualification in building design or residential drafting is required, usually a diploma or advanced diploma. Study in this field prepares you to work under the supervision of an accredited architect.