Profession interior architect
Interior designers and decorators plan and design commercial, industrial, public, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, taking into consideration factors that enhance living and working environments and sales promotion. They coordinate and participate in their construction and decoration.
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- Artistic / Investigative
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- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Architectural theory
The principles underlying the various theories pertaining to architecture. The relationship between buildings and society, and the relationship between art and architecture. The theories surrounding the architect's position in culture and society.
- Architectural design
The branch of architecture that strives for balance and harmony in the elements of a construction or architectural project.
- Project management
Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.
Set of principles based on which something is appealing and beautiful.
- Architecture regulations
The regulations, statutes, and legal agreements existing in the European Union in the field of architecture.
- Furniture wood types
Types of wood used in the manufacturing of wooden furniture and their characteristics.
- Furniture trends
The latest trends and manfacturers in the furniture industry.
- Design principles
The elements used in design such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, space, form, texture, colour, light, shade and congruence and their application into practice.
- Materials for interior design
Varieties and functionalities of interior materials and pieces of furniture, equipment and fixtures.
- Measure interior space
Calculate measurements of the interior's size in addition to the materials and objects that will be used.
- Assist in interior plant projects
Assist in or carry out the planting, maintaining, watering and spraying of flowers, hanging baskets, plants, shrubs and trees in interior decorations according to the work description or project
- Build business relationships
Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.
- Use a computer
Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.
- Draw blueprints
Draw layout specifications for machinery, equipment and building structures. Specify which materials should be used and the size of the components. Show different angles and views of the product.
- Develop architectural plans
Draft a master plan for building sites and landscape plantings. Prepare detailed development plans and specifications in accordance with applicable laws. Analyse private development plans for their accuracy, appropriateness, and compliance with laws.
- Write work-related reports
Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.
- Integrate measures in architectural designs
Integrate measurements, taken at sites or included in the project, into the design and drafting of architectural projects. Integrate considerations such as fire safety, acoustics, and building physics.
- Identify customer's needs
Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.
- Communicate with customers
Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.
- Monitor trends in interior design
Monitor trends in interior design by any means including attending professional design fairs, dedicated magazines, classical and contemporary artistic creation in cinema, advertisement, theatre, circus, and visual arts.
- Satisfy aesthetic requirements
Satisfy aesthetic requirements and create a design that is in line with what is expected of you in terms of visuals and artistry.
- Meet building regulations
Communicate with construction inspection, e.g. by submitting schemes and plans, to make sure all construction regulations, laws and codes are dealt with correctly.
- Estimate budget for interior design plans
Estimate the budget for interior design plans. Keep track of total costs and material requirements.
- Prepare detailed working drawings for interior design
Prepare sufficiently detailed working drawings or digital images using software to convey a realistic preview of the interior design project.