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Architectural technologist

Architectural Technology is the technology of architecture: a creative, innovative design discipline rooted in science and engineering.

Average salary*




How to become an Architectural technologist

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


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