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ARCHITECT Interview Questions And Answers! (How To PASS an Architecture Interview)

ARCHITECT Interview Questions And Answers! (How To PASS an Architecture Interview)


Hello there, my name is Richard McMunn from
the interview trading company PassMyInterview.com. And in this tutorial, I will teach you how
to pass an architect interview. It does not matter which organization you are being interviewed
for, I am going to give you a number of architect interview questions that I can guarantee will
come up, and more importantly, top-scoring answers to accompany those interview questions.
So, please do stick around and watch the tutorial from beginning to end, because it will make
a big difference to your preparation. Now, before I get into the content, a quick, warm
welcome to this architect interview training tutorial. My name is Richard McMunn. That’s
me there in the center, and I’ve been helping people to pass their interviews for about
20 years now. I do that primarily by creating top-scoring answers for you that you can’t
find anywhere else on the internet. On that basis, please do SUBSCRIBE to the channel
by clicking the red button below the video, and then you won’t miss out on any of the
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more content for you. So, let’s get in to the architect interview questions and answers.
The first question during your architect interview is going to be: Tell me about yourself and
the past experiences you have relevant to the role of an architect? So, here is my suggested
answer. “I am someone who is very passionate about my work as an Architect. I am highly-professional,
creative, flexible and, above all, I hold the relevant technical knowledge and expertise
to carry out this job in line with the expectations of your company. The past experiences I have
relevant to this role include, previous stints as an Architect at both small and medium-sized
organizations, whereby I was often working with a diverse range of clients on complex
architectural projects that involved large numbers of interested stakeholders and contractors.
I have never missed a project deadline and I am always able to come up with solutions
to often complex financial or infrastructural architectural issues that meet the needs of
the client. One of the main strengths I possess as an Architect, that I feel makes me a strong
contender for this position, is the fact I am someone who always takes ownership of challenging
situations and I will go the extra mile to come up with the right solution to the project
I am responsible for.” That’s a strong, confident answer that then sets you up for
the remainder of your architect interview with confidence. So, the second question I
want you to prepare for is: Why do you want to work for our company as an architect? I
can guarantee this will come up pretty early on during your architect interview. Here is
my suggested answer. “I want to work for a company that puts good architectural design
at the core of everything it does, and also one that has a strong reputation in the industry
that attracts the most challenging projects to work on. Before applying for this architect
position, I carried out lots of research in relation to your past work, your ethics and
values and also what your plans are for the future. As my research went on, you became
more and more appealing to work for. If I am successful I feel I will be working alongside
some of the best architects in the business and I will be able to put my extensive experience
to good use. This means I will be able to thrive in the role and help you achieve your
commercial and financial objectives.” The next question: If somebody delivers a substandard
piece of work to you late, that is needed for a client presentation the following morning.
What would you do? So, let me just repeat that question. Somebody delivers a substandard
piece of work to you late, that is needed for a client presentation the following morning.
What would you do? Here is my suggested answer. “I would take ownership of the situation
and stay behind late to get the work up to the standard needed in time for the presentation
the following morning. Although it really should be down to the person to go back and
complete the work properly themselves, I would not have the confidence in them to do the
work necessary on time. Therefore, I would express my dissatisfaction with the work,
sort it out myself and then speak to the person at a later date to discuss the reasons why
the work was not up to standard, and what they needed to do next time in order to not
let the team down in the future. As I say, I would always put the business first and
take ownership of situation like this, to make sure the work we are producing is up
to the correct standards.” Next question of your architect interview: In your opinion,
what are the necessary skills and qualities needed to be an architect? Here is my suggested
answer. “I believe there are seven really important skills and qualities needed to be
a competent architect. First of all, you need a genuine passion for your work. Passion breeds
hard work, determination and also a commitment to excellence. Other qualities you need are
confidence in your work, a desire to maintain technical competence, an adaptable approach
to projects and also exceptional communication skills. Finally, you need to have commercial
awareness to ensure the work you carry out is part of the organizational strategic objectives
your employer is working towards, and also a collaborative approach to completing architectural
projects successfully.” That shows you have really thought carefully about all the skills
and qualities that are needed, and I also like the fact in the answer, that you are
giving a set number. So, in that response, you are giving seven really important skills
and qualities. Next question. Tell me how you organize, plan and prioritize your work
as an architect? Here is my suggested answer. “I always plan my work by deciding which
tasks or projects require my attention in line with the objectives of the company I
am working for, or the project I am accountable for. I am a big user of checklists, as these
assist me in keeping my work organized and they also ensure I complete all work on time,
and also based on which tasks need my attention the most. At all times I aim to be both effective
and efficient. Effective is basically doing the right tasks, and efficient is doing those
tasks in the right manner. I am also very good at time management, and I have an innate
ability to complete architectural tasks and projects on time, regardless of their complexity.
Finally, I always carefully manage the information I receive from others – this includes only
attending meetings I have to, prioritizing emails that need my attention, and also reading
up on, and researching, information and data that is applicable to the projects I am working
on. I feel my previous experience makes me highly competent at organizing, planning and
prioritizing as an Architect.” That’s a very strong answer to that question! Next
one. What are the three main costing methods open to architects and which, in your opinion,
is the best for our business? So, let me just repeat that question: What are the three main
costing methods open to architects and which, in your opinion, is the best for our business?
Here is my suggested answer. “The three main methods of costing are percentage basis,
lump-sum, and charge-for-time. There are pros and cons with each of them. However, the best
for your business would have to be the charge-for-time costing option, as this means you can accurately
get paid for the exact work you carry out for a client. Having said that, the charge-for-time
option is least popular with clients, because the fees can start to run away. The percentage
fee option is useful for very large projects and will require a closer working relationship
between the client and the architect. What’s important with this option, is that the exact
scope of work must be agreed beforehand. Now, the lump sum option is great for certain projects,
providing the exact works are defined before the works commence. This option means you
have the foresight to allocate the exact resources, personnel and time needed to the project based
on the prior-agreed lump sum amount.” Now, if you’d like more help with your architect
interview, there’s a link that has appeared in the top right-hand corner of that screen.
If you click that, it will take you through to my website PassMyInterview.com, where you
can download more great answers to difficult interview questions! I hope you enjoyed that
tutorial. If you have any questions, please put them in the comments section below. Other
than that, please do SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out. And as I say, I would very much
appreciate your support if you liked the video. Thank you for watching. I wish you all the
best for passing your architect interview, and have a brilliant day! Thank you.

2 comments found

  1. Hello Richard! I got suspended in grade 8 of school for taking photos of a teacher without their permission because me and my mates thought it was funny. I have my army interview in a few days and how should I handle the question if they ask whether I've been in trouble at school? I'm in grade 12 now. Thanks heaps!

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