How to Enter
After extensive years working as a Registered Architect, talented professionals can then progress their careers by becoming a Principle Architect. Aside from experience, other minimum requirements include being registered with New Zealand Registered Architects Board, which requires continuing professional development to maintain.
Principle Architects may be expected to do some or all of the following:
Analysing clients’ requirements
Leading a team of junior to senior Architects and Architectural Graduates
Identifying local authority requirements and constraints
Drawing designs and schematics for construction and development projects
Identifying what building materials need to be used
Advising what building procedures that need to be followed and project costs to client
Applying for building permits and resource consents
Overseeing construction, conducting site inspections and ensure developments comply with plans, budgets, authority constraints and budgets
Planning interior and exterior spaces and working with Landscaping Architect
To progress their careers further, Principle Architects can choose to move into specialist architectural areas including Interior, Urban, or Sustainable Design, Conservation, Community Development, Project Management or Planning. In addition, Principle Architects who work within the public sector can also specialise in Design, Management and Policy Administration roles.
80K – 120K per annum (NZD)