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Description

Architects are responsible for designing and planning the basis for the construction of a building. They also need to meet requirements related to usefulness, aesthetics, and safety. Their projects must comply with regulations and laws of specific areas. They work with other professionals including landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, and contractors for architectural companies.

Architects usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Creating designs.
• Meeting clients´ needs.
• Estimating costs.
• Using computer aided programs.
• Editing projects.

Skills

• Having good communication skills.
• Being aware of the legal formalities.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being responsible and disciplined.
• Having analytical mind.
• Being able to plan well.
• Having knowledge of the latest technology.
• Being organized.
• Having IT skills.
• Being creative.

Education

Applicants for Architect jobs are required to have a degree from a college of architecture, including an apprenticeship. Candidates should also have a background of science, technology, art, politics, and math. People without a degree related to architecture must have a master´s degree of three or four years. Internships for these professionals are mandatory requirements and vary according to regulations of every state. This process provides first-hand experience before real jobs in the global market. After internships, candidates must have a license according to United States regulations.

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