2161-Building Architects

Job Title: 

Building Architects

Job Description: 

Building architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and plan and monitor their construction, maintenance and rehabilitation.


Tasks include:

  • developing new or improved architectural theories and methods
  • inspecting sites and consulting clients, management and other stakeholders to determine type, style and size of proposed buildings and alterations to existing buildings
  • providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
  • preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs
  • writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients
  • making necessary contacts to ensure feasibility of projects regarding style, cost, timing, and compliance with regulations
  • identifying and finding best solutions for problems regarding function and quality of interior environments of buildings and making necessary designs, drawings and plans
  • monitoring construction or rehabilitation work to ensure compliance with specifications and quality standards
  • maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Building architect

This unit group excludes

Landscape architect (2162)
Interior designer (3432)
Town planner (2164)

Specific Occupations: 

Building architect

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore