China industry spotlight: Architecture
To be an architect you need to have great vision. Drafting tangible plans based off of your client’s idea takes some imagination and experience. You also need to make it a practical structure; it will need a good internal system with proper airflow and ventilating systems, plumbing, electricity, etc. It will also need to meet various building codes, regulations and zoning laws. Thus, it’s important to not only have a great vision but also be able to see beyond the big picture into how it’s actually going to operate as a functional space.
Chinese architecture has had a great influence on Asia. Aspects of Chinese architecture can be found in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. In addition to very recognizable traditional Chinese architecture, Chinese urban planning today is based off of fengshui geomancy tying in Chinese beliefs in the movement of energy with their building style. Many Chinese buildings have various structures added to ward away evil spirits from entering the building or symbols of prosperity and good fortune such as a fish to bless the building.
Getin2China can help you find an architecture internship and learn more about China’s unique culture along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships in China are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Able to understand and properly carry out job tasks given by the senior Architect overseeing the project
- Can communicate effectively and professionally with other staff
- Maintains high quality of work standards and the reputation of the firm by double-checking and analyzing all aspects of each project.
- Submits all documents in compliance with official standards and procedures
- Keeps lead architect or team leader informed of progress; recognizes problem issues and communicates impact to team, and seeks clarity when necessary.
- Maintains, organizes and archives all project related documents
- Proactively looks for ways to assist project completion
Experience and qualifications
Preferably a graduate with a Bachelors in Architecture or an undergraduate currently pursuing a degree in Architecture. Some relevant work experience is useful. Basic knowledge of CADD, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, 3DS Max, Microsoft Office and/or other related B.I.M. technology is also essential. Advanced spreadsheet skills required.