As an entry-level architect, you may begin your career by designing structures using blueprints and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software under the supervision of other architects. After gaining experience and proving your skills, you may advance to more complex assignments or manage entire projects. You work with the client to determine exact requirements and then develop a construction plan that best suits the client's needs and adheres to building codes and regulations. You may also be responsible for coordinating with various professionals, including construction contractors, engineers and interior decorators, in order to meet deadlines and complete large assignments.
Most architects work in architectural firms; however, the BLS reports that nearly 1/4 of these professionals were self-employed in 2010. Many work more than 50 hours each week, including nights and weekends, in order to meet deadlines. While you'll spend most of your time in an office, you'll also visit construction sites to ensure projects are running smoothly.
Top Skills for Architects
Architects are often driven by a passion for structural design. For this career, you'll need a combination of creativity and technical skills in order to design buildings that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The ability to analyze and think critically about design concepts is also important, as is the ability to make decisions and provide solutions for unexpected issues in the construction process.
- Strong background in PHP and Web application development
- Bachelor's degree in CS and/or equivalent industry experience
- Conduct detailed analysis of problem domains and customer requirements
- Develop innovative software designs and architectures
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