Why Architectural Technology?
If your chosen career is architecture and your skills and interests include drawing, problem solving, design and maths and you are a creative, inquisitive and practically minded person then Architectural Technology is the ideal career path for you.
Architectural Technology is the technical side of design — it can be about how things look but mainly it is about how buildings work. It's all about problem solving and turning conceptual drawings into reality. It's understanding design and the buildability of buildings.
Those who practise Architectural Technology as a career are either Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT or professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.
Before deciding what, and how, to study, it is recommended that you decide if your future career will be as a Chartered Architectural Technologist or as a professionally qualified Architectural Technician. You can choose to qualify as either, or both, during your career.
Click here to watch a video about Mark Wilkinson MCIAT and his career as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.
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