As an architect, you design new buildings and renovations to existing structures. You use structural, mechanical and aesthetic design elements to influence the human experience of being inside a space or environment. 

You can work at an architectural practice or for a construction company. Regular visits to a site may be required.

You need the ability to design and plan for 3-dimensional spaces. 

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  • Salary 
  • National and international work 
  • Professional role 

A typical day may involve:

  • getting advice from clients or management to determine the type, style and size of planned buildings or alterations
  • providing information about designs, materials and estimated building times
  • preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings
  • writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders
  • inspecting work in progress for compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards

It helps to be good at:

  • creative and technical design
  • maths
  • planning and managing projects
  • communicating clearly
  • attention to detail

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Bachelor of Architecture


You may be able to work in:

  • Construction (commercial, industrial and residential)
  •  Government 

Related Roles

  • Landscape architect 

  • Architectural draftsperson 

  • Civil engineering draftsperson 


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