Obtain and assemble data to complete
architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile
measurements as necessary.
Draw rough and detailed scale plans for
foundations, buildings and structures, based on
preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering
calculations, specification sheets and other data.
Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for
commercial buildings, using computer-assisted
drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
Supervise, coordinate, and inspect the work of
draftspersons, technicians, and technologists on
Represent architect on construction site, ensuring
builder compliance with design specifications and
advising on design corrections, under architect's
Check dimensions of materials to be used and
assign numbers to lists of materials.
Determine procedures and instructions to be
followed, according to design specifications and
quantity of required materials.
Analyze technical implications of architect's
design concept, calculating weights, volumes, and
Create freehand drawings and lettering to
Prepare colored drawings of landscape and
interior designs for presentation to client.
Reproduce drawings on copy machines or trace
copies of plans and drawings, using transparent
paper or cloth, ink, pencil, and standard drafting
Prepare cost estimates, contracts, bidding
documents and technical reports for specific
projects under an architect's supervision.
Calculate heat loss and gain of buildings and
structures to determine required equipment
specifications, following standard procedures.
Build landscape, architectural and display
Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site
requirements, and other technical documents and
reports to determine their effect on architectural
Operate computer-aided drafting equipment or
conventional drafting station to produce designs,
working drawings, charts, forms and records.
Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical
designs and determine a method of presentation
in order to graphically represent building plans.