Architect Job Description

Architects Work In The Construction Industry And Are Involved With Designing New Buildings, Extensions Or Alterations To Existing Buildings, Or Advising On The Restoration And Conservation Of Old Properties. They Can Work On Individual Buildings Or On Large Redevelopment Schemes, And Can Be Responsible For The Design Of The Surrounding Landscape And Spaces.

Architects Work Closely With Their Client And Users To Make Sure That Projected Designs Match Their Needs And Are Functional, Safe And Economical. They Usually Control A Project From Start To Finish And Work With A Number Of Construction Professionals, Including Surveyors And Engineers, Producing Drawings And Specifications That The Construction Team Works To.

Architect Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • preparing and presenting feasibility reports and design proposals to the client;
  • advising the client on the practicality of their project;
  • using IT in design and project management, specifically using computer-aided design software;  
  • keeping within financial budgets and deadlines;
  • discussing the objectives, requirements and budget of a project;
  • consulting with other professionals about the design of an environment;
  • producing detailed workings, drawings and specifications;
  • resolving problems and issues that arise during construction;
  • ensuring that the environmental impact of the project is managed.
  • preparing applications for planning and building control departments;
  • preparing tender documents for contracts;
  • specifying the nature and quality of materials required;
  • preparing tender applications and presentations;
  • negotiating with contractors and other professionals;project managing and helping to coordinate the work of contractors;
  • controlling a project from start to finish;
  • regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget;

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