Architect (Senior) Jobs
How to Enter
To move into a Senior Architect job, professionals would first need to be registered with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB). The board usually requires applicants to do the following:
- Hold a recognised architecture qualification
- Complete 140 weeks of practical experience (95 of which must be completed after graduating)
- Pass the NZRAV practical experience assessment
Registered Architects also need to undertake continuing professional development to maintain their registration.
In some circumstances, people who have a Master of Architecture (Professional) and extensive design experience in the building sector, can apply to become registered straight away. Once registered, most Architects would reach senior status after five or more years working.
Senior Architects can expect to do some or all of the following:
- Analysing customer and client requirements and discussing ideas
- 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
A Senior Architect can decide to move into more specialist areas including interior, urban, or sustainable design, conservation, community development, project management or planning. In the public sector, Senior Architects can often progress into management and policy roles.
85K – 120K per annum (NZD)
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