Architects and Landscape Architects
Architects are the Engineering Professionals who apply knowledge of Arts and Design in the construction, planning, and design of buildings and other structures. They work closely with Civil Engineers. The job of an architect requires team work. The students, who have passion for arts, design and engineering can chose Architectural Engineering as Career Option. This is highly in demand field worldwide.
Architects are employed by Government and Private Agencies in large numbers. Also they enjoy excellent hierarchy and pay & perks. Often many qualified Architects start own consulting firm. Opportunities are limitless. Some architects specialize in landscape architecture. These architects work in planning, design and direction of a landscape, garden, or distinct space.
There are plenty of colleges, university schools and independent institutions offering courses in Architectural Engineering / Design Engineering / Arts & Architecture etc. Some of the typical programmes available are Diploma, Under Graduate Degree and Post Graduate degree. Doctoral and Postdoctoral programmes are also available for candidates with passion to research.
An Architecture degree or diploma earned from any recognized institute is honored worldwide. You may get employment across government and private sectors. Some of the typical degrees awarded are BS, MS, BE, BTech, MTech, B.Plan, M.Plan, MS, Ph.D and Diploma. The name and title of degrees and diploma may vary according to geography and rule and regulations of institutes'.
A programme in Architecture is a dual qualification; you get a degree as well as professional qualification. There are regulatory authorities across different countries for governance of Architecture as a profession. In some locations you may need to pass a qualifying examination "Certification Test" after you complete degree programme in order to apply for position of architecture or start your own consultancy.
Role of Architects & Landscape Architects
The architects work in team with other engineers and architects, who focus on function layout or aesthetics of building or a project.
Architects focus on several areas including:
- the structural integrity of buildings
- the design and analysis of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems,
- efficiency and design of plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems,
- acoustic and lighting planning, and
- energy conservation issues.
Skills Required for Architects & Landscape Architects
Academically Architects & Landscape Architects need to possess a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree i.e., M.Arch./B.Arch to start working as Architects & Landscape Architects. Besides training in architectural engineering one need to possess following abilities to be successful abilities-Analytical skills-
The architects must understand the design content and its context, for example how a mechanical system would impact on building environment.Creativity-
The key to be successful in architecture is that your design should be eye pleasing.Technical skills-
Competency in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) programs is a must.Communication skills-
Architects require good communicator both oral and written so fellow worker can listen you and understand your designs to get effective results.