As an architect you'll design new buildings or extensions or alterations to existing structures, and advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties. You may work on individual buildings or on large redevelopment schemes, and your responsibility can extend to the design of the surrounding landscape and spaces. Working closely with clients and users, you'll make sure that projected designs match requirements and are functional, safe and economical. You'll usually control a project from start to finish and work with several construction professionals, including surveyors and engineers.
• discuss the ideas, objectives, requirements and budget of a project and in some cases help to select a site • consult with other professionals about design • assess the needs of the building and its users, advising the client on the practicality of their project • prepare and present feasibility reports and design proposals to the client • assess the impact on the local environment • use IT in design and project management, specifically using computer-aided design software • keep within financial budgets and deadlines • produce detailed workings, drawings and specifications • specify the nature and quality of materials required • prepare tender applications and presentations • negotiate with contractors and other professionals • prepare applications for planning and building control departments • draw up tender documents for contracts • project-manage and help to coordinate the work of contractors • control a project from start to finish • carry out regular site visits to check on progress and ensure that the project is running on time and to budget • resolve problems and issues that arise during construction • ensure that the environmental impact of the project is managed.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Architecture Level 2 Accreditation ASA Strong capability in analytical skills and graphic presentation Competent in MS Office, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, V Ray and REVIT
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