An architectural technician is expected to be involved in all phases of the entire design process, including the preparation of drawings, schematic design and incorporating other designing dimensions using architectural and structural development via drawing software to transform specific designs into meticulously planned construction. Also, for presentations of potential designs as well as early design studies, architectural technicians are expected to use computer-aided design (CAD) software (among numerous others) for presenting. Architectural technicians are usually expected to work on goal-oriented tasks within a team under the guidance and direction of a qualified Structural Engineer or a senior architectural technician, whom in turn expects their support as required. For example, for any engineering or design problems which might arise, architectural technicians are expected to weigh in on potential solutions. Given that technicians are heavily involved in turning designs into construction, they are also deeply involved with building and contract document specifications pertaining to their tasks. Additionally, architectural technicians are expected to collaborate with a design team, contractors, vendors, consultants as well as possible clients, both governmental and private, and to comply with any regulations and/or deadlines for pertinent design deliverables. In addition, project budgetary planning and adherence, as well as assisting with production planning and scheduling are also aspects of the job. Any design or construction documentation relevant to any project the technician is working on is also expected to be handled to meet aggressive deadlines. Architectural technicians are also expected to work on several projects at once while also measuring and documenting pre-existing buildings as required, and Assess details such as interior elevations and ADA compliance while doing architectural drafting. Once familiarity with a certain project or platform is garnered, a technician might also be expected to perform sampling, testing or inspections duties in order to determine adherence to codes or standards.
Architectural Technician Tasks
- Develop presentations of designs using computer-aided design (CAD) or other software.
- Assess details such as interior elevations and ADA compliance while doing architectural drafting.
- Use drawing software to turn designs into construction plans and drawings.
- Assist with production planning and scheduling.