Many students of architecture will tell you that their dream is to design high-rise buildings that will define a city’s skyline or maybe create the next iconic tourist spot that will be photographed by millions of people. These types of structures are designed by commercial architects.
A commercial architect is a type of architect that specialises in designing building projects such as retail shops, office towers, hotels, museums, hospitals, public buildings, government centres, and other non-residential properties. These architects are experts in designing buildings that are functional and practical for a large number of building users whilst also aspiring to be memorable or even inspirational places.
Aside from having superb design skills, a commercial architect is required to have a full understanding of commercial building codes, safety regulations, and the financials involved in construction.