All Architectural-design Posts

Architect Versus Architectural Drafter: What’s the Big Difference?

Sep 21, 2020 11:30:17 AM

Updated November 2020

Architects design structures for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Architectural drafters create the construction drawings needed to bring those new buildings to life. 

But, sometimes drafters also consult with clients and develop design concepts. And sometimes architects do their own construction drawings.  

So what is the big difference between an architect and an architectural drafter (also known as a CAD technician)? 

How to Choose a Good Building Design Program: Student Checklist

Apr 6, 2020 12:19:25 PM

Updated November, 2020

This is a very good time to become a building design technician in Toronto.  

Investment in commercial and residential building projects is driving demand for design technicians, and employment is expected to remain stable over the next several years (jobbank.gc.ca). 

But this is a competitive field. There are plenty of colleges producing architectural designers each year, and only so many design firms and construction companies available to hire them. 

How do you position yourself as a competitive job candidate, and get your career off to a strong start? 

Meet Dorian: My Experience in Herzing's Building Design Program

Jan 2, 2020 1:21:45 PM

Updated November, 2020

Dorian Pai enrolled in Herzing's Building Design Technician program when he discovered his architecture degree was too theory-based to get him hired.

Dorian needed practical knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and design software to be taken seriously as a job applicant and break into the architecture field.

Like so many other students, he was looking for fast, affordable training that delivered job-ready skills. Did Herzing measure up?

Major Upgrades to our Building Design Program: See What’s New!

Dec 13, 2019 2:13:59 PM

Updated November, 2020

Seriously considering a career in building design? You’re probably looking around and noticing many different training options in the GTA. 

Should you do a university degree in architecture? Would it make more sense to take a shorter diploma program in drafting? 

What exactly should you look for in a quality training program, anyway? 

What’s it Like to Study Building Design at Herzing?

Oct 3, 2019 10:17:24 AM

Updated November, 2020

Thinking about becoming a building design technician or drafter? Love the idea of working with architects and construction teams to bring new buildings to life? 

Or, maybe you already have some experience in design, but need additional technical skills to take your career to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting out—or looking to upgrade your skills—quality building design training is the next logical step. 

But what exactly can you expect in class? Which technical skills and computer software will you focus on, and how long will training take? 

6 Key Skills for a Successful Career in Architectural Design

Jul 18, 2018 2:50:58 PM

What does it take to do well in architectural design training, and build a successful career in the field?

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