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You might hire an architect to:

  • Detail project specifications that identify materials and standards to be met
  • Create renderings of building exteriors and interiors

  • Draw blueprints that form the basis for municipal approvals and construction

  • Supervise contractors during construction
  • Offer expertise on a speciality in the field, like landscape architecture, accessibility, or sustainability


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Architecture licensure that meets all local regulations
Degree in architecture, relevant to country of hire
Knowledge and experience working with local building code, accessibility, zoning, and other applicable laws
Experience working in architectural design
Strong project budgeting and management skills
Experience in green building and architectural sustainability
Comfortable working with CAD, Vectorworks, or Revit
Experience managing and communicating with a team of contractors