Architectural designer

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An architectural designer is a designer that is primarily involved in the design of buildings or urban landscapes. Architectural designers have skills similar to architects however they may not hold the same degree qualification and are generally not recognised by a statutory body. Depending on the jurisdiction, there maybe limitations on projects that an architectural designer without supervision from a registered architect or engineer.

Often designers who have not yet registered as architects, will be referred to as "architectural designers" as this term is not protected by statute. The term is also generic as it may refer to a person whose role is solely focused on conceptual work or all aspects of design documentation. While an architectural designer may have a bachelors degree in architecture or building science, there is no single qualification that is recognised by the industry.

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