Sheldon Patnett - Many think they already know an architect designs buildings and structures and then produces instruments of practice to produce the buildings and structures he designs possible. That is not too far from an idea as architects draw that will create in three dimensions if they are designing. They are able to achieve this because they are trained in design, structural systems, site analysis, environmental analysis, along with some geology and soils education and other elements that are connected to his skill set which could include other items although not limited to psychology, economics and sociology.
The architect also has skill levels that are connected to the knowledge of existing codes by laws of the state by which he practices enabling the architect to distinguish himself from other professionals inside the building industries. His training is quite intense right from the university towards the apprenticeship he has to finish for a total of eight years minimum in order to qualify to just go ahead and take state licensing exam containing nine exams finally count. What an architect does is extremely tedious work which encompasses many disciplines and coordinates all of them together to bring about the style he has envisioned for himself and his clients.
Sheldon Patnett - All design is a process beginning with an idea which at the preliminary design phase starts the procedure moving forward, after which once approved is further put together by the design development phase all the while the architect is envisioning along with his mind's eye a 3 dimensional part of the structure he is building on the creative level. He is taught and trained to develop these processes at the university which in addition to some talent and extremely hard work, graduates one stage further which is apprenticeship with another licensed architect or architectural firm where he works best for at least three years.
Architects draw plans, diagrams, schematics and other drawing skills that represent the structure design he is envisioning for some individuals to build. These instruments of practice are classified as construction documents and therefore are systematically prepared and arranged for other professionals to make use of in the building with the project that is being designed for a client.
It takes great care and skill to create and create a structure and architects are trained accordingly to complete these disciplines to take the design to fruition as earlier mentioned. Architects also coordinate and manage construction projects even though they may have not ever designed the building they are working on. Another discipline architects do is forensic architecture which is where they investigate building failures in earthquakes and other emergencies that happen all over the world. Analysis is given and place forth to the authorities having jurisdiction within the areas that have been deemed a catastrophe or any other such occurrences.
Sheldon Patnett - As you can see, architects provide a variety of services very important and that is public safety. That's the number one thing that architects shoot for and is required in the way forward for the world that increasingly grows more diverse and complex.