Architectural technology 2006 – 2010

a unique problem-solving skillset: focused on practical outcomes and cross-functional communication

I graduated from the first year of a new Honours program at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010. this program was developed to advance the professional skills of Graduate Architectural Technologists.

Architectural Technology is a discipline common in Ireland, the UK, Canada, and Australia, in some regions Architectural Engineering or Construction Science is a similar branch of architectural education. It specifically a branch of architecture which deals with the technical and material science of design and construction. the course is integrated into the DublinSchool of Architecture and shared projects and modules with Architecture, Structural Engineering, and Quantity Surveying.

Besides the technical understanding of what it takes to make a concept into construction-ready packages, the key tools it equips are a unique problem-solving skillset: focused on practical outcomes and cross-functional communication and coordination.


Find out more about what Architectural Technology is and the skills it equips.

What is an Architectural Technologist?

Architectural Technologists are technical designers skilled in the application and integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process. They are technical professionals trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building.

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals. 

With the rapid development of digital information technologies, TU Dublin Architectural Technologists have emerged as leaders in the creation, integration and management of technical information through the medium of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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