What does an Architectural Drafter do?
Architectural drafters create technical drawings based upon the designs of architects and engineers incorporating measurements and building codes for construction. They use CAD software to print schematics used by architects, building contractors, and engineers and enter data to create 3D design models. They prepare drawings, charts, and records with CAD equipment and conventional drafting techniques.
Architectural drafters visit construction sites to perform measurements and calculate dimensions as needed and collaborate with architects and construction engineers to ensure adherence to building specifications and industry regulations. They keep abreast of the latest developments and technologies in architectural design, provide information to contractors and construction crews throughout the planning and building process, and prepare additional drawings and answer questions under an architect’s supervision. Architectural drafters need at least an associate's degree in drafting and relevant on-the-job experience.
How much does an Architectural Drafter make?
Architectural Drafter Career Path
Learn how to become an Architectural Drafter, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Architectural Drafter Insights
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“Great Turnover Rate (employees love working here)”
“great people to work with”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an Architectural Drafter
When working as an Architectural Drafter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Structural Revit, MEP AutoCAD, CAD Software, Drawing, and BIM.
- Project Architect
- Architectural Designer
- Landscape Architect
The most common qualifications to become an Architectural Drafter include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.