Architects draw plans for new buildings, and for restoring and conserving old ones. Their work also involves planning the layout of groups of buildings and the spaces around them.
To be a fully-skilled architect you will have to finish a five-year university course and complete at least two years' professional experience.
Architects need to be methodical and logical. They need to have design and computer/CAD skills. They also need to be able to work under pressure.
You would be responsible for a building project from the earliest stage through to completion. On larger jobs, you could work in a team alongside other architects and architectural technicians or technologists.