Architectural Technologists: How Do They Compare to Architects?

a self build home designed by a chartered architectural technologist
(Image credit: Andrew Hatfield for Studio 11 Architecture)

Have you considered an architectural technologist for your build? While ‘architect’ is often used as a catch-all term by self builders, there’s a handful of professionals, including architects, chartered architectural technologists and house designers, that can offer you architectural services for a range of projects, including renovations, extensions and self builds

In this quick guide, we delve into the key differences between architectural technologists and architects; however, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are generalities across the industry. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.