CAREER

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Overview

Salary Median (2019)

$80,750

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+0.8% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Career

What Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Do

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Other Job Titles Architects, Except Landscape and Naval May Have

Architect, Design Architect, Principal Architect, Project Architect, Senior Architect/Design Manager, Senior Architectural Designer, Senior Planner, Specifications Writer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

The best days at work are either at the beginning of a project or toward the end of a project. At the beginning, there are days where we hold visioning sessions to envision the future of a project, when clients talk about their needs and start to picture how they are going to work in or inhabit their future space. At the end, there are days when construction is almost complete and we walk the spaces with the client to show them the results of our collective efforts.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare scale drawings or architectural designs, using computer-aided design or other tools.
  • Plan or design structures such as residences, office buildings, theatres, factories, or other structural properties in accordance with environmental, safety, or other regulations.
  • Direct activities of technicians engaged in preparing drawings or specification documents.
  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors.
  • Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time.

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