Architects conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. They are employed by architectural firms, private corporations and governments, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
Architects design building projects and advise clients regarding building projects. They prepare programs, sketches and cost estimates, produce scale construction drawings, write specifications and review on-site construction work. (OCCinfo from alis)
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To become an architect, you will need education, experience and a passing grade on an examination. The University of Manitoba offers a pre-professional degree program (Environmental Design) as well as a fully accredited Master's degree in Architecture.
An alternative way to become an Architect is through the “apprenticeship” offered through the RAIC Syllabus Program.
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Date modified: August 27, 2018