2017 Architects
Median Pay: US$76,100
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.
Duties

Architects typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients to determine objectives and requirements for structures
  • Give preliminary estimates on cost and construction time
  • Prepare structure specifications
  • Direct workers who prepare drawings and documents
  • Prepare scaled drawings, either with computer software or by hand
  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors
  • Manage construction contracts
  • Visit worksites to ensure that construction adheres to architectural plans
  • Seek new work by marketing and giving presentations

People need places to live, work, play, learn, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places. They work on public or private projects and design both indoor and outdoor spaces. Architects can be commissioned to design anything from a single room to an entire complex of buildings.

Architects discuss the objectives, requirements, and budget of a project with clients. In some cases, architects provide various predesign services, such as feasibility and environmental impact studies, site selection, cost analyses, and design requirements.

Architects develop final construction plans after discussing and agreeing on the initial proposal with clients. These plans show the building's appearance and details of its construction. Accompanying these plans are drawings of the structural system; air-conditioning, heating, and ventilating systems; electrical systems; communications systems; and plumbing. Sometimes, landscape plans are included as well. In developing designs, architects must follow state and local building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and other ordinances, such as those requiring easy access to buildings for people who are disabled.

Computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) and building information modeling (BIM) have replaced traditional drafting paper and pencil as the most common methods for creating designs and construction drawings. However, hand-drawing skills are still required, especially during the conceptual stages of a project and when an architect is at a construction site.

As construction continues, architects may visit building sites to ensure that contractors follow the design, adhere to the schedule, use the specified materials, and meet work-quality standards. The job is not complete until all construction is finished, required tests are conducted, and construction costs are paid.

Architects may also help clients get construction bids, select contractors, and negotiate construction contracts.

Architects often collaborate with workers in related occupations, such as civil engineers, urban and regional planners, drafters, interior designers, and landscape architects.

Architectural Intern

Type: Internship
OverviewWe offer…Training programsFull time employees are eligible for health plan including dental and eye careFull time employees are eligible to participate in a 401(k) and a profit sharing planPaid vacationDutiesProvide architectural support to the licensed architects in the design, selection,...
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Oklahoma City, OK

Intern, Design

Type: Internship
We realize that few people will have experiences that run the gamut of what this role requires day-to-day, so we're looking for people with a track record of success of providing insanely great customer experiences.We value diversity and recognize that smart people from a wide range of...
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San Francisco, CA

Administrative Support Associate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Records and Reports: Banner, The University's financial system, the University's Capital project file system and archives, online spreadsheets and status reports of projects, budget reports for each project (responsible for tracking all expenditures for each project). Responsible for...
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Electrical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Wilson & Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer to provide task and project management on a wide range of projects, and to design construction plans, specifications and studies for a variety of projects. Experience with power, lighting, controls and special systems is needed, along with an...
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Electrical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Wilson & Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer to provide task and project management on a wide range of projects, and to design construction plans, specifications and studies for a variety of projects. Experience with power, lighting, controls and special systems is needed, along with an...
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Head of Corporate Properties

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Head of Corporate Properties is the leader for the management, oversight, and strategic development of the company�s real estate portfolio. This person has responsibility for a $200 million budget, 2.5 million square feet portfolio across 65 global corporate offices to support Invesco 8,000...
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Atlanta, GA

Intern, Engineering

Type: Internship
We realize that few people will have experiences that run the gamut of what this role requires day-to-day, so we're looking for people with a track record of success of providing insanely great customer experiences.We value diversity and recognize that smart people from a wide range of...
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San Francisco, CA

Software Developer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We deliver our customers peace of mind every day by helping them protect what they value most. Our passion for placing the customer at the center of everything we do is driving a transformational shift at Liberty Mutual. Operating as a tech startup within a Fortune 100 company, we are leading a...
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Urban Design Intern

Type: Internship
WRT is a team of landscape architects, planners, urban designers, and architects based in San Francisco and Philadelphia practicing across multiple scales nationally. WRT's practice seeks to create impact in the communities we serve by championing our firm's environmental ethos of...
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Analytics Technical Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Analytics Technical Lead will be responsible for the overall delivery, coordination and tracking of projects, programs, and initiatives of the Analytics COE. Initially this role will be responsible for the NBCSports Marketing initiative called Wingspan, which focuses on audience segmentation...
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Junior Interior Designer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERInternational luxury design house March & White LLC are recruiting for a highly creative, dynamic, innovative, motivated, committed, all-around Junior interior Designer to join our LA studio. The successful person will work on exclusive and luxury residential,...
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Los Angeles, CA

Marketing Intern - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
KPFF LA STRUCTURAL Summer Marketing InternThe Marketing Intern for the Los Angeles Structural Division will be a member of our marketing team, and report to the Director of Marketing. The Intern will serve all engineering teams, and provide additional administrative support to the office as needed....
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Structural Intern - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
OverviewWalter P Moore is an international company of engineers, architects, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world's most complex structural and infrastructure challenges. Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, traffic, parking, transportation, enclosure, and...
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Summer Intern for Austin Aquatics

Type: Internship
General Responsibilities:This position will support the Austin Facilities office staff by performing supplementary testing, research and project coordination, and general administration of aquatics projects.Essential Roles and Responsibilities:Performs essential design tasks and project...
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Austin, TX

Intermediate Interior Architect/Designer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
INTERMEDIATE INTERIOR ARCHITECTInternational luxury interior design house March & White LLC with offices in London, New York and LA are currently recruiting for a highly creative, dynamic, innovative, motivated, committed, all-around Interior Architect or Architectural Designer to join our...
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Los Angeles, CA

Intern Architect

Type: Internship
AKA Ltd. is looking for a recent graduate (Master's Degree is required.) who is willing to work in a fast paced office environment and is interested in learning and advancing their career to become a well-rounded architect. We offer our interns opportunities to participate in initial client...
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UI/Javascript Developer - Technical Sales Specialist (Graduate Co-op)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IntroductionThis is a supplemental co-op position for an User Interface / Javascript programmer within the IBM Global Solution Center in Coppell, Texas. The Global Solution Center is a world-class client center where teams of Industry Solution Architects and Specialists bring IBM together to...
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IBM
Coppell, TX

International Dept. Summer Intern

Type: Internship
Classification:HourlyJob Description:Overview:Summer internship to support International initiatives in terms of customer support and market activities.Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:Assist in developing feasibility studies for South America markets.Assist with competitive cross...
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Civil Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
OverviewWalter P Moore is an international company of engineers, architects, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world's most complex structural and infrastructure challenges. Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, traffic, parking, transportation, enclosure, and...
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Entry-Level Intern

Type: Internship
We are seeking a candidate to fill an entry-level position. At Mode Architects, we believe in fully- immersed architectural experience from schematic design to construction administration for our interns. We also believe in supporting our employees to achieve maximum success in his/her...
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