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Architectural Design on a Budget: 4 Smart Ways to Cut Costs for Your Clients

Jan 10, 2018 3:07:23 PM

When you're first starting out in architectural design, you'll rarely work with clients who have unlimited budgets.

Almost everyone you design for will have to keep costs in check, and many will be working within tight constraints.

Can you deliver beautiful, functional, eco-friendly, innovative designs on a budget? Absolutely. Provided you know how to keep costs low without sacrificing on quality.

The 5 Phases of Architectural Design & The role of Drafters at Every Stage

Apr 19, 2017 10:05:30 AM

Architectural drafters participate in every stage of the design and construction process. They work closely with architects, engineers and builders to map out schematics and blueprints—and follow projects throughout construction, ensuring they stay true to the original concept.

How to Select an Architectural Design Program & What to Expect in Training

Jan 30, 2017 10:59:27 AM

A 3D rendering of a modern home concept

Architectural design programs prepare students to become architectural assistants or drafters. In this role, graduates work under the supervision of a lead architect or engineer, helping to create design concepts—and ensuring they are implemented correctly by builders.

They participate in the design process from start to finish, and after a few years of experience, may consult directly with clients to develop concepts for both interior and exterior spaces.

Students who want to enter the field quickly as draftspersons typically select career college architectural design training, rather than a lengthy Bachelor's program in architecture or interior design.

But what should students look for in a trustworthy architectural design/drafting program at the college level—and what will coursework entail?