What does an Architecte do?

Architects plan, develop, and implement designs for buildings or structures. They compile feasibility reports, determine environmental impact, and create project proposals that include timelines and an estimated cost for projects. Architects meet with clients to assess their needs and requirements and present design projects from concept to development to completion. They develop and pitch project proposals and adjust designs and plans according to client needs and requests. They prepare drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction documents, and conduct research, compiling reports on feasibility studies and environmental impacts.

Architects comply with safety standards and local planning regulations and determine and adhere to budget timelines. Architects manage project teams and collaborate with other construction professionals. Architects are also responsible for public safety while they oversee the project when a building is completed, architects remain involved as they evolve to help incorporate new surroundings and ideas. Architects need a degree in architecture or related fields, and previous experience as an architect is often preferred.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Architecte Salaries

Average Base Pay

$87,750 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$62K
Median: $88K
$170K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Architecte Career Path

Learn how to become an Architecte, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Architect
$87,750/yr
L3
Senior Architect
$120,000/yr
L4
Lead Architect
$145,505/yr
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Architecte Insights

Read what Architecte professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Harding Partners
Architect
3 Jan 2021

“+ Flexible work hours which was greatly advantageous for me when I was a working student.”

Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior DesignPoss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design
Architectural Job Captain
18 Jun 2020

“Bill Poss and the partners are the best and most kind people to work for.”

ltccltcc
Senior Architect
2 Jan 2020

“good experience in project execution and finishing as you get to work with top quality contractors and the system processes are well defined.”

bogevischs buero
Architect
8 Jun 2020

“Management really cares about achieving the best possible architecture and spatial quality for each project.”

Residential Design Solutions
Architect
10 Oct 2019

“If ours coffee is not the best...we have a really nice Bakery round the corner!”

NBL Architects
Senior Architect
29 Oct 2021

“Good for building experience working with government projects with a good balance of private projects.”

HKSHKS
Project Architect
5 Jan 2022

“Pay was low at first but I felt more than fairly compensated after my first promotion.”

Tekfen ConstructionTekfen Construction
Master Architect
18 Dec 2021

“Working in the same place with someone who is not involved in teamwork in any way is the worst thing.”

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Architecte Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an architect

When working as an architect, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Cloud, Azure, Restful APIS, Javascript and SQL Server.

The most similar professions to architect are:
  • Architectural Designer
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Art Manager
  • Graphic Designer

The most common qualifications to become an architect is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.