What is an Architectural Technologist?

Architectural Technologists are technical designers skilled in the application and integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process. They are technical professionals trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building.

What does an Architectural Technologist do?

The professional architectural technologist specialises in the technical design, detailing, specification and digital information modelling of buildings. They have an ability to satisfy technological, environmental, accessibility and sustainable performance requirements of the brief, with particular emphasis on statutory compliance, either as a member of a design team or as a private practitioner.

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals. 

With the rapid development of digital information technologies, DIT Architectural Technologists have emerged as leaders in the creation, integration and management of technical information through the medium of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Where can I find further information on the Architectural Technology programme?

Click here for an introduction to the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme including profiles of staff, student work and alumni.

Click here for the DIT Prospectus on the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme.

Click here for a detailed information leaflet for the DT175 programme: Flyer DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Where can I see examples of student work?

Click here to see architectural technology student work

Click here to see the ePortfilio of student Ryan Dempsey

What are the career options for Architectural Technologsts? 

DIT architectural technologists are highly sought after in the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Ireland and abroad. Click here to see some of our architectural technology alumni and their career paths