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Chapter 1 Professional, Architectural Careers, Office Practice, and Opportunities Links for Chapter 1 Architectural Careers Design Basics The Design Process Related Web Sites Architectural Careers Beginning Drafter - Entry level position to gain experience and skill

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chapter 1

Chapter 1

Professional, Architectural Careers, Office Practice, and Opportunities

links for chapter 1
Links for Chapter 1

Architectural Careers

Design Basics

The Design Process

Related Web Sites

architectural careers
Architectural Careers
  • Beginning Drafter - Entry level position to gain experience and skill
  • Experienced Drafter - Expected to make construction decisions based on initial designs
  • Positions are available with architects, engineers, and designers
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Architectural Careers
  • Designer - May work under an architect and as a coordinator of many drafters
  • Architect - Must be licensed to practice
    • Designs residential and commercial buildings
    • Additional schooling beyond high school required
    • A variety of architectural careers available
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Architectural Careers
  • Engineer - Work is more technical and requires high level of math and science
    • Education beyond high school required
    • A variety of engineering fields available
    • Required to pass an examination for certification
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Architectural Careers
  • Illustrator - Combines artistic and architectural skills to produce drawings
  • Model Maker - Follows plans to build scale models
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Architectural Careers
  • Specification Writer - Understands the construction process to write necessary details of the plans
  • Inspector - Checks plans to ensure codes and laws have been followed
design basics
Design Basics
  • Financial Considerations - Estimates for labor and material costs are calculated
  • The Client - Important to ensure that their desires in the project are being met accordingly
the design process
The Design Process
  • Initial Contact - The designers and client meet to discuss design ideas, fees, schedules, and ensure personalities are compatible
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The Design Process
  • Preliminary Design Studies - Following the research, bubble drawings and scaled sketches are created
    • Rooms must be considered throughout this stage and may include room usage, furniture layout, and size requirements
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The Design Process
  • Initial Working Drawings - A drafter begins to make working drawings that include the foundation, plot, roof, electrical, cabinet, and framing plans
  • Final Design Considerations - A conference with the client is needed to discuss the initial working drawings
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The Design Process
  • Completion of Working Drawings - Drawings include at least:
    • (A) Architectural
    • (S) Structural
    • (M) Mechanical
    • (E) Electrical
    • (P) Plumbing
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The Design Process
  • Permit Procedures - Once all plans are complete appropriate permits must be secured before construction begins
  • Job Supervision - Although not usually done by the designer, sometimes he/she is required to go to the site and solve problems.
related web sites
Related Web Sites
  • Sweet’s System - www.sweets.com
  • National Association of Home Builders - www.nahbrc.org
  • Residential Architect Online - www.residentialarchitect.com
  • Architect’s First Source for Products - www.afsonl.com