Brief description

The position of architectural drafter consists of preparing detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by the architect.



  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs;
  • Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials;
  • Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans;
  • Determine procedures and instructions to be followed according to design specifications and quantity of required materials;
  • Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data;
  • Layout and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software;
  • Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary;
  • Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records;
  • Represent the architect on construction sites, ensuring compliance with design specifications and advising on design corrections, under the architect’s supervision;
  • Supervise, coordinate, and inspect the work of draftspersons, technicians, and technologists on construction projects.



Qualifications and requirements

  • A college degree or equivalent;
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, and to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions;
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.



Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.



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Working conditions

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