Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.


New workers
£ 23,041
£ 40,134
£ 74,161

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,747 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.

  • Prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval.

  • Analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area.

  • Studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc..

  • Liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • AutoCAD

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Landscaping

  • Project Management

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Landscape Design

  • Landscape Planning

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Construction

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Management

  • Presentations

  • Mentorship

  • Report Writing

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Self-Motivation

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.