WHAT IS AN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST?
As the building industry evolves in response to an ever changing and more complex technological world, and as the various building professions respond to these changes, the traditional role of an architectural technician producing working drawings under the direction of an architect is replaced by the Architectural Technologist who is a highly skilled technical professional trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building.
As a technical designer, the Architectural Technologist plays a co-ordinating technical design role at the centre of the building design process. They should have an appreciation of the conceptual nature of the architectural design process, and should be able to work alongside the architect in applying technical design principles in the development of an architectural design. They will play a lead role in overseeing and co-ordinating the input to the design process of consultant structural and services engineers, and of specialist sub contractors.
A typical architectural practice