Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technologist

Become an Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technologists give technical support to architects and the design team; they look at the designs and use technology to see whether the building design is possible. They analyse drawings, look at the surrounding environment, the site itself, materials and processes and work with computer-aided design software.

  • Technical
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Design skills
  • Problem solving

There are a number of ways you can become an architectural technician, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Built Environment Design.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Architectural Technology or Construction and the Built Environment.

With experience you could work towards Technician (TCIAT) membership of CIAT.


Starting salaries are usually between £20,000 and £25,000.

With experience this could rise to between £24,000 and £45,000 or more.

Senior-level salaries are usually in the region of £45,000 to £60,000, possibly rising to £100,000+ in a very senior position.

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