What does a Project Architect do?

The person who coordinates the parts of an architectural project is known as a project architect. Project design, development of “plans” or construction documents, and consultation with outside experts are some of the elements for which he or she may be responsible. Although in large firms or projects, a project manager may be assigned to oversee non-technical details of carrying out an architectural project, he may also assume additional managerial responsibilities to oversee large projects.

Architectural projects frequently involve a large number of people, with the number of people involved varying depending on the scope of the project. In most cases, the project architect is in charge of the workers who are involved in the design phase of the project. One of his main responsibilities is to put the building plans together. In practice, this entails coordinating with the client and other architects and interns working on the project design, as well as any other engineers, experts, or city officials who may be involved in the project design phase.

The project architect’s other major responsibilities include determining which construction materials and methods will be used in the project’s construction, as well as producing construction documents. The floor plans and elevations used builders to construct the building are known as construction documents. A person in this position also has the responsibility of ensuring that a project complies with local zoning and building code requirements and that this is reflected in the construction documents.

Working as a project architect necessitates a wide range of abilities, including the ability to work in a team and lead. People in this position must have excellent communication skills as well as a thorough understanding of the design process. They must also be proficient in the use of specific architectural software programs. This is not an entry-level position in architecture; it requires several years of prior experience. A bachelor’s degree in architecture is required at the very least.

A project architect is not always a registered architect, but most design firms prefer it. The project architect’s ability to sign contracts, payment applications, and construction documents is influenced whether or not they have a license. Typically, ultimate legal liability for omissions or errors during the planning and execution of an architectural project rests with the registered owners of the firm.