Junior Architect Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Architects in the preparation of plans and specifications for the
construction and/or alteration of buildings.
first in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from
the Architect in that the Architect independently prepares plans and
specifications for construction and/or alteration of buildings.
Examples of Duties:
- Meets with requesters to determine requirements of projects;
determines feasibility of project and prepares cost estimates.
- Performs original design work utilizing specifications,
sketches and ideas on developing designs.
- Analyzes space utilization effectiveness and changing
demands for space needs: recommends actions to meet new
- Assists in compiling data for comprehensive facilities use
and feasibility data to be used for campus planning, capital
improvement and long-range planning.
- Assists in compiling data for architectural plans,
specifications, cost estimates, reports, etc.
- Assists in the preparation for plans for existing buildings
where plans are not available.
- Assists in conducting preliminary studies of proposed
projects to obtain information as to space and design
requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches
preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
- Assists in preparation of scale drawing of details required
for contract drawing.
- Assists in preparation of design development drawings.
- Assists in the preparation of “record” drawings on
completion of construction.
- Assists in preparation of layout and draws preliminary
sketch of project to present to client.
- Assists in developing and/or coordinating development of
detailed working drawings and specifications after approval for
project has been obtained.
- Assists with coordinating bid process.
- Reviews shop drawings, specifications, cost estimates and
construction material recommendations submitted by outside
architects and contractors to ensure adherence to contract and
notifies Architect of discrepancies.
- Reviews work of contractor, verifying specified materials
are being used, dimensions are as drawn and quality is according
to contract document.
- Provides support to Architects and management staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of architecture and architectural principles and
- Knowledge of types of building materials and construction
- Knowledge of the methods and techniques of CAD design
- Knowledge of federal and state facility and code
- Knowledge of structural, mechanical and electrical
engineering relating to building costs.
- Skill in drafting architectural plans.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field AND one (1) year
of architectural experience including use of CAD technology; OR, Any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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