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If your skills and interests include drawing, problem solving, design and maths and you are a creative, inquisitive and practically minded person then architectural technology is the ideal career path for you.

As an Architectural Technologist you will be qualified and competent to lead construction projects from design through to completion. Your focus will be on the technical side of design. It's all about problem solving and turning conceptual drawings into reality.

Building is one of New Zealand's largest industries and can afford excellent and diverse employment opportunities.

Our lecturers and tutors have years of professional experience and know the solutions that can be applied to design challenges. You will learn excellent visual, oral and written communication skills, and we will connect you with our industry colleagues to give you real-world experience.We nurture your imagination and develop your design, management and technology skills.

You will graduate to find employers' doors wide open, knowing you are highly skilled and well trained to be industry-ready from day one.

The knowledge you gain at Ara can be used to succeed in a career in the architectural industry, or to continue with further study to become a registered architect.