What are the main work and responsibilities of a Architect?

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Architect?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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  • Kangra

The architect is a trained professional who is central to the development of both the planning and the design components that form the basis for the construction of a building. Derived from the Latin word architectus, the main purpose of an architect is to produce a design for a physical structure that meets the aesthetic, structural, and safety factors that must go into the construction of any type of public building.

Architects design buildings and other structures. In addition to considering the way these buildings and structures look, they also make sure they are functional, safe, economical and suit the needs of the people who use them.

Following are the main jobs and responsibilities of an architect during different phases of the work:

Starting the Project

The architect talks to the client about expectations, project requirements and budget. This information forms the design brief.

Design Phase

The architect analyses the design brief and the building site conditions, and determines the best location and orientation. The architect then develops ideas through rough plans, sketches and models. These ideas are brought together into concept design drawings.

Design development, documentation & building approvals

The architect compares the concept design drawings with the design brief and develops the technical detail for the project with the project team. Detailed drawings and specifications are prepared for the builder. The drawings are lodged to obtain local authority building approval. The method of engaging a builder for the project is determined.


The architect works with the builder and other project team members to ensure that the project is constructed in accordance with the drawings and specification.

After construction

Projects have a warranty period called the defects liability period. It is the architect's responsibility to follow up any relevant issues or outstanding work with the client and the builder.

RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Architect?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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  • Chandigarh
Dear Student,

Architects are in great demand with increasing urbanization, industrialization and the increased and constant need for accomodations of all types. Architects are responsible for designing and supervising the construction of various types of buildings, keeping in view the primary considerations of stability , utility and appearence. They get requirement from their client or employer on the type , function, capacity and budget for the kind of building needed. They carrry out the survey and inspect the site of the proposed building and obtain an accurate site plna. Thereafter they make a sketch scheme of the fllor plans, the elevations and perspective darwings. Architects are also invited to prepare land surveys, evaluate lands and buildings for insurance , mortgage or transfter purposes. They may give techical advise to plan, improve or beautify landscapes , highways , entire towns , estates , historical monuments etc.

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