Architecture provides a lifetime of opportunities for creativity and aesthetic problem solving. Using the popular AutoCAD® software, professionals worldwide are exploring these qualities in designing, visualizing, and animating highly original structures.
Architects design office and apartment buildings, schools, museums, factories, hospitals, houses, and airport terminals. They also design multi-building complexes, such as urban centers, college campuses, industrial parks, communities, and amusement parks. Their profession requires a number of skills, including design, management, communication, and negotiation. Learn more about professions in architecture and building and get a head start on your career.
Architects design the cities of tomorrow—the houses we live in, the offices we work in, the theaters we attend, the restaurants we eat in, the bridges we cross. Architects design all of these and more. And it’s not just the appearance of these structures that architects are concerned with; it’s also the functionality of the design, the safety, and—wherever possible—the economy. Architects need to think about all these things as they create their visions.
Architects provide professional services to people and organizations planning a construction project. They may be involved in all phases of development, from the initial discussion with the client through the entire construction process. Their duties require specific skills—designing, engineering, managing, supervising, and communicating with clients and builders. It’s a competitive market, and knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting technology gives you a strong advantage.
Autodesk software you’re likely to use in this career includes AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite, AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite, AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite, AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® Raster Design, Autodesk® VIZ, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Buzzsaw®, and Autodesk® Design Review.