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Architect,Architectural consultant,Chartered architect,Landscape architect

Job Description: 

Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.


Entrants require a professional qualification in architecture that will encompass an accredited degree and postgraduate qualification, and at least two years practical experience.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.3
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements;
  • studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.;
  • analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area;
  • prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval;
  • monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.
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