What does an Architect do?

Architects plan, develop, and implement designs for buildings or structures. They compile feasibility reports, determine environmental impact, and create project proposals that include timelines and an estimated cost for projects. Architects meet with clients to assess their needs and requirements and present design projects from concept to development to completion. They develop and pitch project proposals and adjust designs and plans according to client needs and requests. They prepare drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction documents, and conduct research, compiling reports on feasibility studies and environmental impacts.

Architects comply with safety standards and local planning regulations and determine and adhere to budget timelines. Architects manage project teams and collaborate with other construction professionals. Architects are also responsible for public safety while they oversee the project when a building is completed, architects remain involved as they evolve to help incorporate new surroundings and ideas. Architects need a degree in architecture or related fields, and previous experience as an architect is often preferred.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
45%
5 - 7
30%
8+
24%

Common Skill Sets

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Architect Seniority Levels

L2
Architect
$88,742/yr
L3
Senior Architect
$138,361/yr
L4
Lead Architect
$127,599/yr
Architectural Designer
16% made the transition
Architectural Drafter
8% made the transition
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Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$88,742 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$63K
Median: $89K
$125K
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