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Architect Job Description

An architect is a person who designs buildings such as hotels, schools, churches, mosques, skyscrapers and/or private houses. Their job involves discussing with clients to understand their requirements for building projects, creating aesthetically pleasing designs for building projects and testing the designs for feasibility.

An architect should be enthusiastic, imaginative, creative and analytical, and have the ability to take initiative to get things done and manage a team to desired results without external help. They should also have an aptitude for mathematics and a strong sense of design.

Pursue a career in architecture if you are a creative, analytical, and easy going person who has passion for designing buildings.

What does an Architect do?

Architects may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Architects usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work overtime to meet deadlines. They work in offices and in building sites. They may travel to visit construction sites or to attend conferences or workshops.

What is Required to Become an Architect?

To become an architect, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Architects are required to be licensed to practice.


Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you’ll be taking in college may include:

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Architects need to have:


Alternative Careers

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