Architects

(NOC 2151)
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Career Description

Architects conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

Duties May Include


  • Consult with clients to determine the type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
  • Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
  • Prepare sketches and models for clients
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of drawings, specifications and other construction documents for use by contractors and tradespersons
  • Prepare bidding documents, participate in contract negotiations and award construction contracts
  • Monitor activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects.
  • Architects may specialize in a particular type of construction such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

Examples of Titles

Architect, Landscape
Architectural Draftsperson

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Architectural Science Bachelor
Architectural Science Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Architecture Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Related Program(s):
Architecture Master
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Modified on January 26, 2022