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Architecture concerns the design and construction of buildings and the space around them. Although it is the job of the architect to be involved from the conception of a project through to its eventual completion, a number of other construction professionals such as engineers and surveyors are needed throughout the process
It is important for those choosing this line of work to have the ability to pay careful attention to detail. Because the design and construction of a building is a collaborative process, they will need to be able to communicate well with others involved in the process. Being able to work to a deadline is also necessary as often one stage in the architectural process will need to be completed before the next can begin
Most jobs falling under the architectural umbrella require a certain amount of further education or vocational training. To become an architect requires a degree from a recognised school as well as additional on-the-job training
Newly qualified architects can expect a salary of around £25,000 per year, which rises as they gain more experience.

Description

Architecture area is related to planning, design, and construction of buildings. People working on this business design buildings and surrounding spaces taking into account specific environments, technologies and cultural contexts. This industry involves other areas such as engineering, property, information technology, and construction, and job placements like historic building inspector, town planner, landscape architect, higher education lecturer, among others.

People working on Architecture area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Maintaining old buildings.
• Drawing plans for projects.
• Negotiating with contractors.
• Listening to client´s needs.
• Designing new buildings.

Skills

• Being physically fit.
• Having good business awareness.
• Being logical and methodical.
• Having scientific skills.
• Having project management skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having research skills.
• Being aware of social factors of this area.
• Having CAD skills.
• Being flexible and adaptable.

Education

Applicants for Architecture area require a recognised degree in architecture from one of the 36 schools of this area. These courses require three GCSE´s/S grades (A-C/1-3) and two A levels/three H grades including English, Math and a Science subject. People who want to work on this industry need to have a three or four-year degree, one year working in an architect´s office, two years studying a higher degree or diploma, and another year of work experience followed by the Professional Practice Examination.

Architects need to be up to date by following short courses offered by The Royal Institute of British Architects or by their own companies.

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