Architect

APPRENTICESHIP - NO

$16.31/ hour - $53.84/ hour

TRAINING

FUTURE OUTLOOK

At a glance

Architects perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Consult with clients to determine the type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
  • Conceptualize and design buildings and develop plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
  • Prepare sketches and models for clients
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of drawings, specifications and other construction documents for use by contractors and tradespersons
  • Prepare bidding documents, participate in contract negotiations and award construction contracts
  • Monitor activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects.
Architects may specialize in a particular type of construction such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

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Work environment

In Manitoba, it is required by law for an architect to be involved in the design and construction of most public use and large buildings (e.g., schools, hospitals, shopping malls, multi-family residential).

Although some people do hire the services of an architect to build or renovate a single-family house or other small-scale buildings for certain uses, it is not required by law.

Source:http://www.mbarchitects.org/buildings_requiring_an...

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.


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Wages

The most recent, average hourly wage, data for architects in Manitoba is 2011. See Table below

Low Wage Average Wage High Wage
$16.31/ hour $27.61/ hour $53.84/ hour

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is $60,000 – $85,000.


Source: http://www.livingin-canada.com/salaries-for-archit...



Since architects provide a wide range of services related to the design and construction of a building, their fees for these services are based on:

  • Percentage of the construction cost (most common)
  • An hourly rate (smaller projects)
  • A fixed sum (smaller projects)

Source: http://www.mbarchitects.org/cost_of_architectural_...

Training

In Manitoba, the practice of architecture is a regulated profession under The Architects Act. This means that after successfully completing your university training from an accepted architecture program, you must join and meet the requirements of the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA).

Source: http://www.mbarchitects.org/about.php

According to the University of Manitoba, you must obtain a professional degree in your chosen discipline, in order to become an Architect, City Planner, Interior Designer or Landscape Architect.

The University of Manitoba offers one undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Environmental Design, as an acceptable prerequisite program for the five graduate programs listed below. This undergraduate program is four years in length:

  • 2 foundation years
  • 2 intermediate years in one option (architecture, Interior Environments and Landscape + Urbanism)
Graduate Degree Department
Master of Architecture Architecture
Master of City Planning City Planning
Master of Interior Design Interior Design
Master of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Ph.D. in Planning and Design
You will need to complete a graduate degree in a planning or design discipline prior to application.
Ph.D. in Design and Planning

Visit the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba to learn more

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