- design skills and knowledge
- knowledge of building and construction
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- thinking and reasoning skills
- customer service skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- analytical thinking skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- maths knowledge
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
In this role you could :
- create hand sketches, 3D models and detailed technical plans using computer aided design (CAD) software
- create a plan, following building laws and safety regulations
- find cost-effective ways to work within budgets
- manage construction projects
- choose or advise on materials
- visit sites to check building work and progress
- communicate and share ideas with clients, other architects, and architectural technologists and technicians
- write reports and job proposals and complete planning applications
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in a creative studio, in an office or visit sites.
If you're working for a private architectural firm, you may be able to move up to become a partner or associate.
With experience in public sector roles, you could move into a lead architect job.
You could also work on projects as a freelance consultant, or set up your own business.
You may get opportunities to work overseas.
You can also find out more about working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.