Architect

Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

353000

Min. 

153000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • Any pre-entry work experience in an architectural, design or construction environment is desirable and highly regarded by recruiters.

  •  Many firms offer internship opportunities over the summer break, which can provide invaluable experience.

Employment Outlook

  • The Payscale of Architects varies according to the location, sector and size of employing organisation.

  • Self-employment or freelance work opportunities are available.

  • Larger private practice firms generally offer more advancement opportunities, although there is often no set career structure.

  • In the public sector, career progression is influenced by the nature and responsibilities of public institutions. 

  • With experience, a considerable number of architects set up their own practices.

International Opportunities

Norway, Panama, Brazil. India, Saudi Arabia, Australia 

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Architecture 

  • Masters in Architecture 

Soft Skills

  • Logical thinking

  • Thorough and attention to details

  • Precise

  • Analytical bent of mind

  • Taking initiative

  • Ability to communicate with a large group of people

  • Managerial skills

  • Resourceful

Technical Skills

  • Visualisation skills

  • Design skills

  • CAD

  • Strong technical drawing skills

  • Budgeting

  • Resourceful

  • Sketching

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Kenny P. Joy

+11 years of industry experience

Kenny is a well-trained design and research professional with more than 10 years of experience in a multipronged career balanced between practice, research, and academics.
A city enthusiast who is passionate about engaging with the city and its stakeholders to make it a better liveable place. He is a built environment professional specialising in Urban Design and an Urban regional Planner, and an alumnus of CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is currently heading an architecture school in Kochi, Kerala, along with a multi-city design & planning practice with his partners. He also heads the urban research wing of the Centre for Advanced Research in UrbaniSm based in Kochi.

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Kavery Manki

Senior Architect

13 years of industry experience

Kavery is an Architect with 10+ years of industry experience who gravitates more towards local, natural and sustainable materials and construction techniques. Adept at implementing innovative approaches to all projects. She is specialised in residential building design and construction but has acquired knowledge of infrastructure and site development, commercial building design, interiors & hospitality space design.

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Ar. Nikhil Mohan Mishra

Founder

18 years of Industry Experience

Nikhil is the the founder President of Neev Foundation and Rishi Group of Educational Institutions comprising of School, Vocational College, an Institute and Digital Learning Centre. Apart from that he is also the Director of Consortium of Educational Planning and Development; Principal Architect at UNO ARCH; Director at NEWGEN PUBLICATIONS. His expertise also includes working as resource person for Training Interventions in various government and NGO like Delhi Police, DM Office Alipur, Delhi, and JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). He is also known as expert for UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Community (International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training); and participated as an expertise in the area of Dealing with Construction Permits in India Delhi

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Kriselle Afonso

Consultant

11 years of Industry Experience

After 6 years of experience in architecture, Kriselle chose to pursue her interest in urban development. She has had an opportunity to work on different urban issues in different countries across the globe. She has worked on many urban projects like redesign of a local heritage market, road development projects, affordable housing projects, etc. She currently works as a consultant in different ‘urban realm disciplines’ such as architecture, urban design and planning through multiple open collaborations to achieve better living environments in communities and their territories.

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Riyazul Samad Binmohammad

Founder, CEO

10 years of Industry Experience

With a diverse experience in Urban design industry, Riyaz is also highly skilled in participatory planning, local area development, sustainable development, inclusive planning, Rural Planning, Design Management, Feasibility Studies, impact assessment, and Architectural design. He is also an active social worker with volunteering skills to serve the society and upliftment of Urban poor from 2008. He is currently the founder of a non - profit organization Firm called RUSBM( Rethinking Urban Sustainability Built Masses) started with an intent to serve the urban poor by providing free architectural consultancy so that they can afford the architects to build their dreams.

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Parul Walecha

Creative Director

24 years of work experience

With over 23 years of experience, Parul has acted as a visiting professor for several renowned institutions. She has also mentored aspiring architects in the past and now is the creative director of her own firm.

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Aishwarya Agarwal

Senior Urban Designer, Architect

5 years of work experience

With over 5 years of experience in Architecture and Urban Design, Aishwarya has been involved in urban policy research, strategy formulation, design of various multi-layered urban design projects which include 100 Smart Cities Mission India, master planning, enhancing of public spaces, developing pedestrian-focused Indian streets, and core city areas.

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Tushar Mittal

Founder and Freelance Architect

10 years of work experience

An alumnus of National University of Singapore, Tushar has worked in private and public institutions in India and Singapore. He has also been involved in research on Additive Manufacturing with academia and won A' Design Award 2018 in Milan and has served as guest jury at NUS.

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Moumita Guha Thakurta

Urban Planner

9 years of work experience

With over 9 years of experience in the field of Planning and Consultancy with enriched knowledge in Affordable Housing Planning under various Central Government schemes, Moumita is an extremely qualified urban planner and an ideal mentor for anyone interested to join the field.

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