Architect in United States

at a Confidential Company

Architecture / Design
Building Design/Architecture
Minimum Qualification
Professional Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Architect Job Description

*Architects design and oversee the construction of buildings or alterations to existing buildings.

*They may also provide specialist advice.

*Architects create building designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments.

*They employ specialist design and construction knowledge combined with high level drawing skills to develop building plans that incorporate functionality, safety and cutting-edge design.

*Architects can also play a key supervisional role during construction adapting the plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs.

*As such they operate as part of an overall project team working closely with a range of professionals from quantity surveyors to building services engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications.

*Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of a proposed project, including constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget.

*Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists.

*Applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments.

*Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts.

*Determining the materials to be used and specifying the requirements for the project.

*Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any related problems that may arise during construction.

*Making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget.

*Playing a part in project and team management.

*Travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings.

Qualifications and Training

*Graduate of Architecture alongside a qualification as a chartered architect.

Skills and Specifications

*Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

*High levels of creativity, imagination and vision.

*A keen interest in the built environment and the dedication to see projects to their conclusion.

*Willingness to work long hours, under time and budget pressure.

*Excellent design and drafting skills and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD).

*Strong mathematical skills.

*A keen eye for the detail of specific tasks, combined with an understanding of how such specifics fit in with the project as a whole.

*Organisational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks.

*An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability.

*Leadership skills as well as the ability to work well within a team of other professionals.
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