Before any building is constructed, it exists in the mind’s eye of an architect. Architects design buildings in which people work, worship, play, and conduct the countless other activities of their lives.
Consider the building you’re in right now. Where are the windows placed? What materials were used to construct the building? How does the structure sit on the site it occupies? What style of architecture is used? And how do people use the building? The building’s architect once considered all these same questions.
Architects design buildings and oversee their construction.
An architect or an architectural firm often specializes in particular types of buildings, such as homes, schools, or airports.
Creative and artistic but also very attentive to detail and able to communicate well.