£18,720 Average salary at age 20
£48,880 Average Salary
31 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • 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.


Entrants require a professional qualification in architecture that will encompass an accredited degree and postgraduate qualification, and at least two years practical experience.

What Architects studied in higher education

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What Architects studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(W2) Design studies3
(K2) Building1
(K1) Architecture79
(H2) Civil engineering1
(K3) Landscape & garden design12
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)2
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

40300 Workforce Size
2.41% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
7910 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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