I want to work in...Architecture

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the property and construction sector 


Typical job profiles

Architecural Technologist (TARGETjobs)

Architectural Technologist (Prospects)

Architect  (Prospects)


Useful online resources

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland

Architectural Review  

Architecture & Design Scotland

How to secure your first position - advice on CVs, portfolios and interviews  (Archinect blog post)

RIBA Jobs Blog careers advice including an article on Standing out from the crowd

RIBA - Pathways to qualify as an architect

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 


Humanitarian Architecture

What is humanitarian architecture?  blog post from BuildAbroad charity

Charities working in the humanitarian architecture sector:


Forensic Architecture

Forensic Architecture research agency based at Goldsmiths


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Architects' Journal: Jobs Board 

Architects online 

Bd4jobs - building design job site


Careers in Construction

Career Structure

CIAT jobs board

Dezeen jobs - international architecture jobs board

RIBA Appointments


Specialist Recruitment agencies

The specialist recruitment sites below include vacancies for experienced professional Architects but may also have opportunities for students and recent graduates.


Professional bodies

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA)


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.