An architect will be involved with the earliest stages of designing and developing a structure such as a house or building. An architect will be directly responsible for working with the client to draw and draft the design of their desired structure. An architect will be responsible for providing in-depth drawings with accurate specifications for the desired project.
Some of the activities involved with the design and implementation of the architectural design include regularly visiting the job site to ensure compliance and accuracy of the design, using specific programs to design and prepare presentations for the customers and clients, determining the quality and price of the required materials, and resolving any issues that may arise from the construction of the design.
In order to qualify for a position as an architect, a typical organization will require an individual to have a professional degree in architecture, as well as the specific certifications required by the state and/or hiring authority. A candidate seeking a job as an architect will be required to have strong writing and communication skills, as well as a strong work ethic. The typical work environment for an architect would be in an office setting for the initial drafting of the design, then out in the field to ensure the compliance and accuracy of the design. An architect may be required to work long hours, due to high demands and deadlines for certain projects.
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval) Tasks
- Review and process shop drawings, maintain and record changes on project during construction administration.
- Prepare architectural working drawings and specifications.
- Coordinate all engineering drawings with architectural and interior design drawings.
- Work on multiple projects concurrently in various stages of preparation and construction.