(NOC 2151)

Career Description

Architects plan and develop designs for the construction/renovation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings.

Duties May Include

Architects research building codes, by-laws, and zoning, draft plans from others' designs, and build models at the side of a more experienced architect.

Architects usually specialize in a particular type of construction, such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

Other duties may include:

Consulting with clients to determine type, style and purpose of renovations or new construction.

Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules.

Prepare sketches and models for clients.

Prepare or supervise the preparation of blueprints for use by contractors and tradespersons.

Supervise activities on construction sites.

Hire and supervise contractors.

Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects.

Examples of Titles

Architect, Landscape
Architectural Draftsperson

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Architecture Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Architectural Studies Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Robert Gordon University - Graduate Programs
Aberdeen, Scotland, GB

Related Program(s):
Architecture (Part 2) Master
Architectural Studies Master
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IE University
Madrid, ES

Related Program(s):
Architectural Studies Bachelor
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University of East London - Graduate Programs
London, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Architecture (Reading the Neoliberal City) Master
Architecture and Urbanism Master
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Modified on May 10, 2012