To become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, you should study an Honours degree programme, Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
Once you start a relevant course, you can apply to join CIAT as a Student member.
There are also opportunities to progress with equivalent qualifications in other built environment subjects and through non-Accredited courses.
What does an Architectural technologist do?
Specialising in the application of building science and the technology of architecture within construction projects
Produce, analyse and advise upon specification, the material selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria
Chartered Architectural Technologists are qualified to lead, negotiate and manage the development of all types of construction projects (domestic, residential, industrial, commercial, public/health sector or mixed use) from conceptual design to project completion.
Lead projects on refurbishment and adaptation of use
Developing project briefs and design programmes
Advising clients on environmental and regulatory legal requirements
Managing health and safety
Liaising with and producing documentation for statutory approval authorities
Varied and diverse, but at the same time challenging and stimulating
Mainly office based while making regular site visits to ensure compliance with the project brief and that the necessary building standards are met
Projects can be national and international
Newly trained architectural technologists can earn in the region of £17,000 to £25,000
Trained with experience architectural technologists can earn in the region of £25,000 to £35,000
Senior or chartered architectural technologists can earn in the region of £35,000 to £50,000 with some earning up to £80,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019