What is Architectural Technology?

Architectural Technology (AT) is a creative, innovative design discipline rooted in science and engineering. As a design function, it relates to the anatomy and physiology of a building or structure, its relation to context, how it is assembled and how it performs through form, function and fabric.

Architectural Technology achieves efficient and effective construction and robust sustainable design solutions that perform and endure over time. It is an evolving discipline with constant technological advancements in design, construction and the maintenance of living environments.



Architect's role

  • Considers the look, form and style of a building. 
  • A creative career in the design, realisation and construction of buildings.


Why is Architectural Technology important?

Architectural Technology encompasses the impact of social, economic, cultural, environmental, technological and political frameworks on the built and natural environment in an international context.

Architectural Technology considers health and safety, welfare and ethical issues, quality of life and social well-being. This ensures that the diverse needs and requirements of all are recognised and users can benefit from the building or space regardless of difference. Architectural Technology professionals understand how materials and components behave and interact, which is critical to avoiding premature failure and ensuring quality standards of design and construction.


Chartered Architectural Technologist’s role

  • Considers the structure of buildings, how they are put together and how they should perform.
  • A creative career in the design, realisation and construction of buildings.