Architect

The Architect creates designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. He/She uses his/her specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Develops and presentis project proposals
  • Prepares drawings, specifications, and construction documents
  • Specifies project requirements
  • Presents the ideas, objectives, requirements and budget of a project and in some cases help to select a site
  • Puts together design proposals depending on clients’ needs and wants
  • Organizes and manages permit documents
  • Complies with safety standards and local planning regulations
  • Adapts plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field, MA in Architecture is preferred
  • Proven experience as an Architect in previous companies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and software programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Newforma, etc
  • In-depth knowledge of building and construction process and operations
  • Ability to produce 2D and 3D design drawings for meeting presentations
  • Must be knowledgeable in the applicable building codes

Skills needed for this role

The Architect must be able to visualize space in three dimensions, have a good understanding of construction technologies, and be an effective project manager. He/She must have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate superior technical design skills and be able to create designs that are functional, creative, and sustainable.

Career Level

Licensed Professional

Job Specializations

Construction, Architecture