Architectural design

Description

The branch of architecture that strives for balance and harmony in the elements of a construction or architectural project.

Alternative labels

architectural plan
architectural proposal
architecture design
architectural blueprint
design architecture
architectural project

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Architectural design is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Construction engineer: Construction engineers interpret building designs and add technical specifications to construction projects. They integrate engineering principles into the designs to ensure that structures are safe and resistant. They work together with architects and engineers to transform design ideas into executable plans.
Architect: Architects investigate, design, and oversee the construction and development of buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure projects, and social spaces. They design in accordance with the surroundings and regulations applicable in specific geographic areas, taking into account factors that include function, aesthetics, costs, and public health and safety. They are aware of social contexts and environmental factors, which include the relationships between people and buildings, and buildings and the environment. They engage in multidisciplinary projects aimed at developing the social fabric of a geographic area and advancing in social urbanism projects. 
Interior architect: Interior architects create plans of the interior of a home, building or other structure. They determine the specifications and distribution of the space. Interior architects combine an understanding of space with a sense for aesthetics in order to create a harmonious interior design. They draw architectural drawings using computer-aided equipment and software, or using conventional methods like paper and pen.

Optional knowledge

Architectural design is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Photographer: Photographers take pictures using digital or film cameras and equipment. Photographers may develop negatives or use computer software in order to produce finished images and prints.

 


 

References

  1. Architectural design – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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