What is Architectural Technology?

In this program, you will learn to apply technical skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural and related construction projects. This program includes instruction in basic construction and structural design, architectural rendering, architectural-aided drafting (CAD), layout and designs, architectural blueprint interpretation, building materials, and basic structural wiring diagramming.

Why should I consider majoring in Architectural Technology?

You might like this major if you also like: drawing; photography; making models; carts of all kinds; science; art; history; cities; landscapes.

What will I learn from studying Architectural Technology?

The architecture major combines courses in the liberal arts and sciences with architecture. Along with technical and design skills, archetects must understand the culture they work in (humanities), the physical world (physical sciences), and human relations (social sciences). They must also be familiar with the history of art and architecture.

What interests and values are related to Architectural Technology?

Be interested in design with computers; have good form perception and be able to visualize a product from a verbal or written description; be able to plan your work, think logically, and meet deadlines even during stressful periods; be able to work well alone or with a team.

What career fields are related to Architectural Technology?

  • Civil engineering
  • Historic preservation
  • Real estate
  • Environmental design
  • Industrial design
  • Dragting and design technology
  • Housing and human environments
  • Physics
  • Interior design
  • Contruction management

How can I learn more about Architectural Technology?

Occupational Outlook Handbook  
DISCOVER Career Guidance and Information System  

Contact Source:

College of Physical Sciences & Engineering Academic Discovery Center

Location: Austin 106

Phone: 208-496-9880

Email: CPSEacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu