How to become an architect

Draw on creativity and utility to transform the built environment.

What does an architect do?

Architects combine their artistry and technical skills to design and oversee the construction of buildings. With an awareness of history and heritage, and a flair for design systems, architects dream up safe and beautiful spaces.

Duties and tasks

  • Transform clients’ requirements into achievable projects.
  • Draw up plans, concepts, and specifications for buildings.
  • Liaise with building and construction professionals about materials and timeframes.
  • Inspect construction projects for compliance with plans, specifications, and safety and quality requirements.

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