Architects are the person you call to prepare drafts and plans for a new construction project, remodeling and updates. They are using their knowledge and experience in construction as well as drawing skills to come up with functional, sustainable and safe building designs. Of course, not to mention, ensuring that it is aesthetically pleasing as well.

Architects are a big part of the construction process and they are quick to adapt their plans as per the environment factors, budget or requirements of the client. Because of this, they are operating as part of the general project design team and closely work with wide range of construction experts starting from the laborers, quantity surveyors, building services engineers and a lot more.

Job of an Architect

Aside from drawing plans, there are several other roles that architects take on such as the following:

  • Create building designs and detailed drawings either doing it by hand or with the use of a Computer Aided Design (CAD) app.
  • They liaise with several construction professionals in relation to the potential project feasibility.
  • Work around the constraining elements similar to environmental impact, town planning legislation as well as project budget.
  • Collaborating with team other experts similar to construction managers, architectural technologists and many more.
  • Apply for planning permission as well as advice from the governmental legal and new build departments.
  • Prepare reports, applications, contracts and proposals.
  • Specify project requirements.
  • Adjust the plans as per the specific situation and resolve challenges that come up along the way.

Well for the most part, the duties of an architect is mostly based in the office.

On the other hand, there are meetings and site visits that they have to do with clients and other teams. The working hours normally follow the standard office hours of 9 to 5 with offs every weekends.

A Quick Break every now and then

With the heavy responsibilities that an architect has on their shoulders, it is not surprising if some may feel a bit exhausted on what they do. It is normal if you see them from time to time playing card games online on or perhaps, baseball with some colleagues. After all, it is imperative to keep their focus in the game.