On the Job
Architects plan and design structures like homes, offices, theaters, factories, and other buildings.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
- Design structures or facilities.
- Design water conservation systems.
- Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
- Discuss designs or plans with clients.
- Prepare detailed work plans.
- Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
- Direct design or development activities.
- Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
- Document technical design details.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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