Architectural Graduate Jobs

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An Architectural Graduate is someone who has completed a recognised architectural degree, such as a Master of Architecture (MArch), but has yet to become professionally registered on the New Zealand Architects’ Register.


The personal requirements for an Architectural Graduate are the following:

  • Accurate with great attention to detail
  • Creative and practical
  • Patient and able to work under pressure
  • Knowledgeable about maths and physics
  • Great communicator


Please note that you cannot refer to yourself as a Graduate Architect unless you are registered with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board, this is because the term ‘Architect’ is legally protected.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical daily responsibilities of an Architectural Graduate can include any of the following:

  • Creating detailed drawing and sketches of building structures and developments
  • Building 3D models of construction and building projects
  • Interpreting sketches and project instructions from Architects and Architectural Designers
  • Researching building and building materials
  • Ensuring architectural drawings comply with statutory and regulatory building requirements and manufacturer/supplier instructions
  • Assisting with building and building consent
  • Coordinating with other building professionals and liaising with clients



After four to five years of on the job experience following graduation, Architectural Graduates can then work towards becoming a Registered Architect, however, if they feel they are ready then it can be sooner. Aside from becoming registered, Architectural Graduates can also choose to specialise in such areas like Interior, Urban, or Sustainable Design, Conservation, Community Development, Project Management or Planning.


Salary Range

40K – 60K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427