Introduction

Architects discuss the objectives, requirements, and budget of a project with clients. In some cases, architects provide various predesign services, such as feasibility and environmental impact studies, site selection, cost analyses, and design requirements.

Architects develop final construction plans after discussing and agreeing on the initial proposal with clients. The architects’ plans show the building’s appearance and details of its construction. These plans include drawings of the structural system; air-conditioning, heating, and ventilating systems; electrical systems; communications systems; and plumbing.

Sometimes, landscape plans are included as well. In developing designs, architects must follow state and local building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and other ordinances, such as those requiring easy access to buildings for people who are disabled.

Architects use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) and building information modelling (BIM) for creating designs and construction drawings. However, hand-drawing skills are still required, especially during the conceptual stages of a project and when an architect is at a construction site.

As construction continues, architects may visit building sites to ensure that contractors follow the design, adhere to the schedule, use the specified materials, and meet work-quality standards.

The job is not complete until all construction is finished, required tests are conducted, and construction costs are paid. Architects may also help clients get construction bids, select contractors, and negotiate construction contracts.

Eligibility

Class XIIth qualified candidates from Science stream and recognised Board with a minimum overall aggregate of 50% 

What do they do? 

  • Meet with clients to determine objectives and requirements for structures
  • Give preliminary estimates on cost and construction time
  • Prepare structure specifications
  • Direct workers who prepare drawings and documents
  • Prepare scaled drawings, either with computer software or by hand
  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors
  • Manage construction contracts
  • Visit worksites to ensure that construction adheres to architectural plans
  • Seek new work by marketing and giving presentations

Key Skills

  • Conceptualization
  • Creative Thinking
  • Design Concepts
  • Design to Delivery
  • Drafting
  • Drawing
  • Imagination
  • Industrial Design
  • Innovation
  • Calculations
  • Estimating
  • Budgeting
  • Converting Scale from Blueprints
  • Specifications
  • Analytical Skills

 Career Growth,

Urban and regional planners

Drafters

Interior designers

Landscape architects

Building architects

Landscape architects

Building architects

Building architectural designers

Building designers

Building planners

Structural architects

Top recruiters

  • Raheja Developers
  • Purvankara
  • DLF
  • Shobha Developers
  • L&T ECC
  • GMR Group
  • GVK 
  • Government agencies: PWD, City Municipal Corporations where they design city layouts, government buildings etc.

Architecture firms:

  • CNT
  • Chitra and Associates,
  • Kembhavi Architecture Foundation, Venkataramanan Associates,
  • Monarch Architecture,

Khosla Associates