Architectural technologists and technicians (NOC 2251)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Architectural technologists and technicians:

  • may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in carrying out research; preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts; and in overseeing construction projects
  • work for architectural firms, construction firms and governments
Common job titles
  • technologist, registered building


Architectural technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • help in the development of architectural designs
  • analyze building codes, bylaws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
  • prepare manual and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions
  • build architectural, display, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs
  • prepare contract and bidding documents
  • supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team
  • oversee construction projects and coordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.