What is an Architectural Designer?
An architectural designer is an artist who works with the client to design both the exterior and interior of buildings. Architectural designers design commercial and industrial buildings, as well as buildings intended for private home use.
What does an Architectural Designer do?
- Consult with the client to discuss and finalise the building plans.
- Assist the client in finding the best contractor.
- Direct the preparation of blueprints, drawings and specifications.
- Determine and document design, materials, colours, equipment and cost estimates.
- Monitor the construction work to ensure compliance with the original plan
Here’s how to become an architectural designer:
- Study a bachelor’s of arts degree.
- Study for a master’s degree in architecture.
- Learn and become proficient in Computer Aided Design (CAD).
- Find out if you require any additional training in the field.
- Apply for an internship after graduating.
- Apply for a job with a firm or private practice.
- Make and keep a portfolio of your designs.
- Take continuing education courses.