22210 – Architectural technologists and technicians

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2221 – Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

Architectural technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. They are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.

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Example Titles

  • Architectural design technician

  • Architectural design technologist

  • Architectural technician

  • Architectural technologist

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in the development of architectural designs

  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports

  • Prepare manual and computer-assisted design (CAD) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions

  • Construct architectural and display models, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs

  • Prepare contract and bidding documents

  • May supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team

  • May supervise construction projects and coordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in architectural technology or a related subject is usually required.

  • Certification in architectural technology or in a related field through provincial associations of architectural or engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers.

  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

  • Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in British Columbia.

  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist