An architect can imagine new places, and has a creative ability to design; mixed with knowledge of construction and climate. If that sounds like something to you, then you can read how to become an architect and what it really means.

An architect plans and designs buildings and the spaces in and around them. This is done by understanding the requirements for the location, features and layout of the place.

What does an architect do?

An architect is working on that

Analyze tasks based on requirements for functions, location and layout
Work with sketches and models, eg
Draw buildings by hand or as 3D models
Negotiate with builders
Understand the work of the engineer and the contractor
Understand the legislation and law surrounding the project
Follow the construction process
Adminstrative work
Works either in a construction company, an independent design studio or in a public administration

How to become an architect?

Being an architect is not the same as an interior designer (see How do I become an interior designer?).

Architect’s education is a so-called professional education

You must have a high school education
You can read architecture in Copenhagen or Aarhus. The program takes 5 years, after which you can call yourself “cand. arch. “.
You can specialize in topics such as buildings lighting, space, art, landscape art, furniture, sustainability, urbanism and much more.
The education entitles the S.U.
If you join the Academic Architectural Association at the same time, you can add the quality mark. to your title, and is thus “Architect MAA.”
You can also take a Bachelor of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University, which takes 3 years. It does not give you the right to use the title “Architect”, but qualifies you in architecture and design and to work on after a master’s degree.