Architectural Designer

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What does an Architectural Designer do?

  • Assist with producing 3D renderings to present to clients and other members of the design team
  • Assist with meeting with clients to discuss ideas, needs and the project’s budget
  • Assist with estimating project costs
  • Prepare scaled drawings
  • Assist with preparing and managing construction contracts and visiting worksites to make sure construction is consistent with the design plans
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What skills are needed to be an Architectural Designer?

  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Experience in 3D modeling, drafting and renderings
  • Knowledge of zoning laws and building codes dependent on state 
  • Design skills and knowledge of building and construction material 
  • Experience in producing construction documents
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, and Rhino

What software is essential for proficiency in an Architectural Designer role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

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Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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SketchUp is ranked as the #1 architecture software program in the world.

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What is the average salary of an Architectural Designer?

The typical salary range for an Architectural Designer is approximately $55,000 to $65,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can an Architectural Designer work remotely?

Most Architectural Designers are entry level employees, so they would likely be on-site for the majority of the time under the supervision of a Senior Architect. Hybrid options may be offered after workflow has been established. 

Does an Architectural Designer have to work full time?

Architectural Designers work full time and oftentimes additional hours when deadlines are due for specific projects