Architectural draftspersons complete architects' and other designers' concepts by preparing documents (drawings or plans) and liaising with builders and contractors.
Duties & Tasks
Architectural draftspeople may perform the following tasks:prepare architectural drawings for development and construction applications, showing internal and external layouts of new and proposed buildings
analyse architects' and building designers' concepts, and prepare preliminary sketches and detailed drawings
produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation using manual or computer-aided technology
prepare drawings showing site layouts, proposed site layouts, site analysis, floor plans, elevations, sections, three-dimensional images, materials and finishes, as well as other aspects such as joinery detailing, construction details, lighting layouts, plumbing, drainage, car parking and landscaping
select quality of materials needed, taking into consideration the material and labour costs, as well as construction completion dates
prepare building specifications for building documentation to suit individual clients and tendering purposes
represent or assist architects or building designers on building sites to ensure plans and specifications are followed
liaise with relevant public sector organisations and specialist consultants (such as engineers, town planners and building surveyors)
examine relevant Acts, regulations, codes, standards and by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation.
Architectural draftspeople spend some time outdoors inspecting sites.
able to visualise ideas in three-dimensional form
enjoy technical drawing and working with technology
able to draw neatly and accurately
good concentration and attention to detail
some artistic talent in freehand drawing.