A Day In The Life: Life Of An Architect

Engineers are reviewing the building design with the architect.

Everyone lives a different life from one another. From the time we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, our lives are filled with such a variety of different aspects that it’s virtually impossible to compare one to the other. The same thing can be said for careers and occupations. Every job is different from one another. From risk-averse jobs such as coffee shop barista to high-stressed jobs such as a police officer or FBI agent, each job has its own challenges and ups and downs. This is the same case with the world of an architect. 


Architecture is a luxurious and meticulous craft that has left many in awe and mesmerized. But while we look onto these buildings with amazement, we seem to forget about the artist behind the art: the under-appreciated architect. Most assume that architects spend their days solely behind a desk, drawing hundreds and hundreds of sketches per day. The irony of it all is that most have assumed wrong. 


The Art Of It All: Designing And Editing 

While it’s far from the only thing they do, architects spend a majority of their days designing and editing sketches of buildings and structures. This step is where most of the creativity and inspiration is transferred from mind to paper. 


Most of the day is centered around this step of designing and editing as most architects sit behind a computer sketching out designs in order to please their clients or consultants. When a design is completed, the architect will send it over to their client for approval. Either the client approves of the design or demands a few revisions or edits. It’s an extreme rarity that an architect gets it all right on their design, so it shouldn’t be taken personally when a client demands a few edits. Odds are they’re pouring a lot of their own money into the project, so of course, they want the best possible product. 


Seeing Your Work In Action: Site Visits 

A prominent part of any architect’s life is conducting regular site visits to the construction of their buildings or structures. This gives them the opportunity to see their work come to life right in front of their eyes. It also allows the construction to ask any questions or raise any concerns to the architect themselves. These regular site visits result in a more coherent and precise project when it comes to building these complex buildings and structures. 


In-depth tours are also given whenever an architect has a site visit to the construction of their creation. This gives the architects the experience of seeing what they drew on paper in real life. Both parties benefit from these site visits because they reduce and minimize any room for unnecessary error. It’s helpful to get these site visits out of the way as soon as possible, so no errors are made when it comes to the middle of production.