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What does an architect do exactly?

I'm thinking about becoming an architect to design homes and other structural buildings. However, what exactly does an architect do? If you are a licensed architect, please describe your typical daily schedule. In addition, what are the characteristics and personalities that a professional architect should possess? Do they have to be artistic and good at drawing/sketching? Do architects just help design and draw structures or what else do they do? Do they have actual hands-on construction experience? What are the steps to becoming a licensed architect? A thorough and vivid picture of the blueprint of an architect would be greatly appreciated....thanks!

Asked By: KGB - 12/7/2009
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Architecture is a diverse field and you've asked a general question. I've provided a list of duties an architect may do: site evaluation, construction documentation (which includes hand, 2D cad drawing and/or BIM), feasibility study, preliminary design, contract administration, builder/consultant qualification... More
Answered By: spam juice - 12/9/2009
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It's half way between a designer and an engineer. An architect designs buildings that don't fall down.
Answered By: old know all - 12/7/2009
 
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