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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)? 

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