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									                                                             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AND
                                                       PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR

                                                                           ARCHITECTURE


                “Creative individuals designing the blueprints for the built world….”


Tasks and Duties

Every built structure, whether it is a private residence, hotel, office building, or bridge requires
the services of a licensed architect. Architects design the exterior look and feel of a structure as
well as create the detailed drawings that show how it is to be built. Other duties may include
picking materials for construction and orchestrating pre-construction work such as site selection,
due diligence and environmental impact studies. Architects must also create specific technical
drawings of where the HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical facilities will be placed
inside the structure. An architect’s responsibilities will vary depending of the type of project
and the owner. In some cases, architects are responsible for hiring the contractor, negotiating
bids and serve as the owner’s agent on the project. In other cases the architect and contractor
are hired separately with the architect only responsible for design.


Key Organizations and Affiliations
    American Institute of Architects ........................................................... www.aia.org
    American Institute of Building Design ...............................................www.aibd.org
    American Institute of Architecture Students....................................... www.aias.org
    National Architectural Accrediting Board ......................................... www.naab.org
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards ....................www.ncarb.org


Professional Readings and Resources

        AIArchitect
        Architectural Record
        Architecture Week
        Architecture
        Dwell
        Architectural Review


Skills Required
     Detail Oriented
     Drawing
     Design Creativity
     Project Management
    Problem Solving
    Teamwork


Education Requirements and Professional Designations
    Bachelor of Architecture Degree (minimum)
    Master of Architecture Degree
    Registered Architect: NAAB accredited degree, Completion of the NCARB Intern
       Development Program and passing the Architect Registration Examination


Looking to the Future

As in any industry, technology is quickly changing the face of architecture. Design software has
replaced the pencil and drawing table. Architects who are up to date on the latest design
technology are able to provide their clients with services and options that were not available in
the past. Three dimensional computer renderings of buildings and virtual “walk-throughs”
before a single brick is laid have become industry standard. It is the ability to master the new
technology coupled with the capability to manage projects and deliver them on time and under
budget that will set tomorrow’s architect apart.


Top 5 Firms
    Gensler
    NBBJ
    Perkins Eastman
    HOK
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
    RTKL


Related Professions
    Landscape Architecture
    Engineering
    Planning

								
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