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Family house
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

Two bathrooms, two rooms, backyard, Nice House! my user name is kaylee_lolqeen

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Looking for help with general drawings for a pool and basement. Candidate must be experienced with City zoning and compliance

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Drawing by Ohio Registered Design Professional
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 10 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Need a drawing done for a retail space to add a non-load bearing wall and removal of parts of existing non-load bearing wall. In Hamilt…

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Need Architecture design for event barn.
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 11 hours ago

$1,500
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

I would like to design our event barn for family gatherings. I would like to have a pro to help me draw up the underground lines and…

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Home Interior Redesign in New Jersey
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 12 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

Looking to redesign, remodel a 1500 sq ft ranch in North New Jersey. House was built in 1967 and hasn't been updated. We would like to…

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Staircase Design - Architect
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Stair Design Scope: We are in search of an architect who can help us design a set of white oak stair stringers, treads, risers, and ha…

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Architectural Plans & Drafting
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

$2,222
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Need skilled and experienced Architect and Draftsperson to draft CADD drawings using Floor Plans and Elevations for Place of Worship ne…

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Vernacular architecture in kuwait
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 10 hours ago

$150
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

Someone to write about vernacular architecture in kuwait Past/new How to improve What changed 3000 words

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Less than 30 hrs/week
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Less than 1 month
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Entry
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Need stamped/licensed electrical plans and diagram, stamped/licensed plumbing plans, floor plan, and elevation detail.

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NJ Architect - Chief Architect Design. (Architectural) Fixed-price ‐ Posted 13 hours ago

$5,000
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I am looking a chief architect designer to update my existing design plans. I would prefer the designer be a license architect in New…

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Architects on Upwork
can earn $18–$30/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance Architect

As a freelance architect, you’ll get to plan out spaces that will create joy and happiness for inhabitants. You’ll play a key role in the construction process, and will get to see your ideas transformed into structures. The field of architecture is full of room for creativity, making it a highly rewarding career.

What does an architect do?

Architects are responsible for designing and planning new construction projects. These projects are commonly new buildings and monuments. Architects create blueprints that outline building design elements, giving construction crews detailed instructions for creating buildings and other structures.

Architects often use hand-drawn sketches to quickly capture rough ideas. Then, they recreate sketches using design software. Architects often use modeling software, such as computer-aided design like AutoCAD, which allows them to revise models until they fully meet a client’s needs.

What skills do I need to become an architect?

Architects need to have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture, civil engineering, or a related field.

Once you’ve earned your degree, you can register with your local architects registration board. These steps exist to ensure a minimum level of safety for business and residential occupants.

Beyond a professional degree, architects also benefit from certain key skills and competencies:

  • Knowledge of engineering ethics and architectural design principles. Architects need to understand key elements of the architecture industry, including ethics and design principles. These details contribute to the quality of an architect's work.
  • Interior and exterior design expertise. Work experience in multiple settings makes architects versatile and prepares them for future jobs.
  • Crystal-clear communication skills. Architects often collaborate with many other professionals, including drafters and project managers. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential to keeping all team members updated.
  • Project management experience. Architects who can manage deadlines and keep teams working together well can help to ensure that projects stay on track and are successful.
  • Drafting and measurement knowledge. A knowledge of drafting and measurements is key to the accuracy of an architect’s plans. In addition to this specialized knowledge, architects also need to have strong geometry and calculus skills to support their drafting and validate the blueprints’ accuracy.
  • Drawing skills. While architects often use software, they frequently draft out plans by hand in advance. Strong drawing skills are important to creating quality initial drafts.
  • Problem-solving talents. Architects need to be able to think critically, pay attention to detail, and come up with solutions to the many problems they could face during a single project, from issues with deadlines to troubleshooting site layout issues.

Should I get an architect certification?

In addition to developing your skills, it may be necessary to obtain a professional certification or licensure to help your Upwork profile stand out. Becoming a licensed architect typically requires three years of training, and you’ll likely have to complete an internship in the field.

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), an agency that evaluates architecture programs in the US to ensure that graduates have the skills required to have an architectural profession, offers several certifications that can make you more competitive:

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certification
  • Certified Technical Architect
  • Certified Solution Architect
  • Architect Registration Examination

NCARB certification is not a must-have, but clients will likely pay more to work with an architect who carries this certification.

What are the job responsibilities of an architect?

As an architect, you should expect to take on responsibilities such as construction planning, 2D and 3D modeling, blueprint drafting, hand sketching, and brainstorming new and innovative design ideas while following education requirements and licensing requirements. In states with strict building codes, such as New York and California, licensed architects spend long hours ensuring that all of their employees follow the regulations to the fullest.

Outside of the design side of architecture, you may be expected to perform a materials analysis. You might also need to calculate the strength of materials and determine how long they would last or how much force it would take to break them. Depending on the software used, physics simulations may help you to determine the results of a critical part failure.

Most architects become employees at a mid-sized or large architectural firm, or are self-employed at their own firm. You will be communicating with clients, managing timelines, delivering content, and seeking and acting on feedback from your clients.

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