Why should I study an Architectural Technology degree?

Architectural technologists are a fundamental element of any construction project. Not only do they identify and resolve design issues before construction begins; they also work with planning and construction teams to ensure sustainability and durability are at the forefront of designs.

It’s the future of the industry  

An architectural technologist will provide technical building design services, from planning to construction. With more elaborate structures being designed over the next decade, such as the Sky Mile Tower in Japan and Rise Tower in Mexico, the work of an architectural technologist will become more important than ever before. As projects become more ambitious, the design, safety measures, and construction technology become more complex. An architectural technologist ensures fundamental aspects of a design are analysed before construction begins. This prevents huge mistakes from occurring and saves spending budget on unnecessary construction costs.

It creates so many opportunities  

The role of an architectural technologist requires you to work with a range of people. You will liaise with architects in the planning stages and work with the construction manager to resolve any potential design problems before construction starts. This means you will gain experience in all aspects of the built environment. This experience can grow your expertise, which can then lead to bigger and more complex projects.  

You can work around the world  

New infrastructure is being built around the world on a larger scale than ever before. Growing cities are always trying to develop the next best thing, to attract tourists and create modern living spaces. You will have opportunities to work with a huge team of built environment specialists to plan and construct developments such as Olympic stadiums, skyscrapers, and hotels.  

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It’s an easier and quicker route  

The route to becoming a chartered architecture can be lengthy. Most job roles within the industry require you to have a five-year architecture degree, which is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Many people interested in this industry opt to become an architectural technologist instead. Not only are most degrees three years but the role offers you the flexibility to work with both the planning and construction team.   

It's accredited

Our BSc Architectural Technology degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB). This means when you have completed the degree you can register to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist.  

It’s where the science of construction meets the art of design   

Are you creative and passionate about science? Then this is the course for you.  

With the industry turning to technology now more than ever, there has never been a better time to begin your career in architectural technology. Our course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and credentials to step into the industry.