One who makes an architects
' sketches a reality. This involves incorporating the following:
Structural elements so the building stands up;
Services so that the building caters for the end user;
Compliance with Building Standards with respect to fire escape, disabled access and a thousand other considerations;
Finishes that keep the weather out and are actually suited to the local environment.
They are generally fluent in CAD, and are miracle workers.
The Architectural Technologist acts as interpreter between architect and contractor, and understands their respective roles better than they do themselves.