22210 – Architectural technologists and technicians



22210 – Architectural technologists and technicians
Architectural technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. They are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.


Index of titles
Architectural assistant
Architectural design technician
Architectural design technologist
Architectural technician
Architectural technologist
Registered building technician
Registered building technologist
Residential buildings technologist


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Assist in the development of architectural designs
Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
Prepare manual and computer-assisted design (CAD) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions
Construct architectural and display models, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs
Prepare contract and bidding documents
May supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team
May supervise construction projects and coordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.


Employment requirements
Completion of a two- to three-year college program in architectural technology or a related subject is usually required.
Certification in architectural technology or in a related field through provincial associations of architectural or engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers.
A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in British Columbia.
In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."


Additional information
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
There is mobility to other related occupations such as drafters, civil engineering technologists and technicians, construction estimators and construction inspectors.


Architects (21200)
Civil engineering technologists and technicians (22300)
Construction estimators (22303)
Construction inspectors (22233)
Construction managers (70010)
Drafting technologists and technicians (22212)
Land survey technologists and technicians (22213)