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Architects design new buildings and adapt or restore existing buildings. They are actively involved in every stage of a building project, from original idea to completion.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

For self-employed architects most of the income may derive from negotiated fees. The salary for students on their placement after year 3 of their degree (Part 1) would earn £18,000 to £21,000 a year. This rises up to between £24,000 to £30,000 on completion of (Part 2). A newly registered architect on completion of Part 3 can earn £31,500 to £37,500 a year. Architects with over 5 years experience can earn £36,000 to £45,000.

Senior or associate architects may earn up to £60,000 or more a year, depending on the size of the firm.


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Getting In

The majority of architects work in small private architectural practices. Other jobs are with local authorities, the Civil Service, the Health Service, industry or commerce.

What Does it Take?

You need:

You should be able to:


Getting On

More Information

These organisations are a source of good information for architects.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

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