There are ample number of career roles available for M.Arch students. The M.Arch is basically done by B.Arch students for having better understanding of the subject. The article tries to explore some of the important job roles available after the completion of M.Arch.
Let’s discuss them in detail
Interior and Spatial Designer
As an interior and spatial designer, one is responsible to design or renovate the internal spaces with architectural knowledge and creativity.
Role of the Interior and Spatial Designer
Interior and spatial designers are involved in design or renovate internal spaces, that includes structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings, lightning and colour schemes.
Responsibilities of an interior and Spatial Designer
As an interior and spatial designer, one is needed to:
- Develop initial ideas and acquire key information about the potential projects, discuss requirements in detail with clients and brief and set schedules
- Understand clients needs and the needs of people using the building to develop design concepts and establish final briefs
- Consider materials and costs according to budgets and negotiate project fees
- Conduct feasibility studies for projects
- Research and gather information and photographs relating to the projects
- Produce ‘sample’ of mood boards to present to clients
- Source products e.g. fittings, furniture, lightning, finishes, decoration and dressing and provide detailed samples for clients
- Prepare detailed working drawings, design, Plans, models and schemes often using CAD
- Survey buildings
- Work in a team with other designers
- Supervise work at the design stage and on site
- Work closely with quantity, with architects and other design professionals to determine the best use of spaces and with manufacturing and contractors
- Identify new business and sell services to potential clients
- Keep up to date with new developments in the design industry
The fresh M.Arch students will be earning around 5 lakhs to 9 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 7 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.
As a town planner one is responsible to design buildings, parks and roads to make the places attractive and convenient for people to use.
Role of the Town Planner
As a town planner, one will be involved in the management and development of cities, towns, villages and countryside. The main aim of the town planner is to balance the conflicting demands of housing, industrial development, agriculture, recreation, transport and the environment.
Responsibilities of a Town Planner
As a town planner one is responsible to:
- Cover a broad area of work using many different skills
- Choose whether to specialise in a particular area, such as protecting the historical environment urban design or to work across a variety of areas
- Develop creative and original solutions to satisfy parties
- Consult with stakeholders and other interested parties
- Negotiate with developers and other professionals such as surveyors and architects
- Assess planning applications and monitor outcomes as necessary
- Research and design planning policies to guide development
- Research and analyse data to help inform strategic developments such as increase in affordable housing provision
- Design layouts and draft design statements
- Use information technology systems such as CAD or geographical information systems
- Attend and present at planning boards, appeals and public enquiries
- Keep up to date with legislation associated with land use
- Promote environmental education and awareness
- Help disadvantaged groups to express their opinions about planning issues and proposals and visit the sites to assess the effects of proposals on people or the environment
- Write reports often of a complex nature, which makes recommendations or explain detailed regulations. These reports may be for a range of groups, from borough councils to regional assemblies or members of the public
The fresh M.Arch students will be earning around 6 lakhs to 9 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 9 lakhs to 15 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.
The structural engineers are creative innovators who use their technical minds to design structures, solve problems and shape the world around them.
Role of a Structural Engineer
As a structural engineer one is responsible to design structures to withstand stresses and pressures imposed through environmental condition and human use.
Responsibilities of a Structural Engineer
As a structural engineer one is responsible to:
- Analyse configurations of the basic components of the structure
- Calculate the pressures, stresses and strains that each component, such as a beam or lintel, will experience from other parts of the structure due to human use or environmental pressures such as weather or earthquakes
- Consider the strength of various materials, e.g. timber, concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design
- Liaise with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction
- Examine structures at risk of collapse and advise how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure
- Make drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors
- Work with geotechnical engineers to investigate ground conditions and analyse results of soil sample and in situ tests
- Liaise with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound
- Apply expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures
- Use computers and computer-aided design (CAD) technology for simulation purposes
The fresh M.Arch students will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 8 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiter.
The demand for M.Arch students has increased drastically in the past 5- 10 years. With the increased number of constructions, more and more M.Arch students are required. The students who are interested in in-depth study of architecture can join the M.Arch course after their B.Arch course and earn a good salary with excellent career growth.