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Architects

£17,160 Average salary at age 20
£37,960 Average Salary
31 Average hours per week

Description

Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.

Main Tasks

  • Liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements;
  • Studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.;
  • Analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area;
  • Prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval;
  • Monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.

Qualifications

Entrants require a professional qualification in architecture that will encompass an accredited degree and postgraduate qualification, and at least two years practical experience.

What Architects studied in higher education

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What Architects studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(W2) Design studies3
(K2) Building1
(K1) Architecture79
(H2) Civil engineering1
(K3) Landscape & garden design12
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)2
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

51800 Workforce Size
5.74% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
16197 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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