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 see examples of Architectural Technology student work?
See this link for examples of architectural technology student work:
See this link for an architecural technology ePortfolio, which shows the work of architectural technology student Ryan Dempsey completed over the four year duration of the programme:
What are the career options for Architectural Technologists?
DIT architectural technologists are highly sought after in the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Ireland and abroad. See this link for some graduate profiles and their career paths:
Where can I find further information on the Architectural Technology programme?
Scroll to the bottom of this webpage to see architectural technology graduate profiles and student work.
See this link for the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology:
DT175 programme information leaflet
You can download this DT175 programme information leaflet provides further details on the DT175 programme:
The DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
Graduates of the DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology programme will be eligible to progress to various Level 9 programmes such as the DIT MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling & Management, and following practice experience to the DIT MSc Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) and CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Assessment.
The School has many links with industry and professional organisations including the RIAI, practices, and public sector bodies.