Essential Skills for Architects

Date: 24 November 2021.

Architecture is the art, science, and business of building. An architect is trained and experienced not only in the design and construction of the built environment but also in endeavors ranging from conceptual problem-solving to project management.

Whether it’s a hotel architect, residential architect, healthcare architect, or education architect –these professionals need a huge variety of skills! Not only do architects need to understand the technical aspects of a building, they also need to make the space aesthetically pleasing for all those who will use it and live with it.

In this section, we have listed down important skills that architects can’t do without

  • Understanding the design process
  • Drafting skills
  • Knowledge of math and physics in construction
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of industry laws and codes
  • Project management
  • Business skills
  • Knowledge of sustainability
  • Critical thinking and abstraction
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Administration skills
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility

Architects stay involved throughout the construction process, adapting their plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors, or client needs. They operate as part of an overall project design team, working closely with a range of construction professionals from quantity surveyors to building services engineers. As such, they need to possess the above skills to bring out the best in everything they do.

IMK Architects is one such firm that aims to build one-of-a-kind spaces. One of the best architects in India -the firm crafts buildings that are contemporary, yet timeless. By using cutting-edge technology and innovation the team builds environments that evoke awe and inspire.