*Updated for 2019!* Our ATS-friendly 'Statement Piece' architecture CV template is all about catching your employer's attention. The big, bold headings and section dividers really stand out, but the Garamond font keeps the look professional and stylish. This CV template spans over two pages, with sections for Skills and References - but you can of course add more by copying and pasting, or edit the ones that we've included to meet your needs.
Architecture CV template: Microsoft Word 'Statement piece' design (free download)
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About this CV template:
A fresh, clean and simple architecture CV template that makes an impression with prospective employers. A very subtle border surrounds the page - this is of course optional and can be removed by visiting the 'Page Layout' tab in Word and clicking the 'Page Borders' button. Overall we've designed this template to be clean and free from graphical elements but also, to stand out from a pile of CVs - in the right way. The font is deliberately traditional, compensating for the less traditional large headings and subtle style elements.
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JOSEPHINE BLOGGS, MCIAT 1234 THE STREET, LONDON N1S | TEL 123 456 78 99 JOSEPHINE@BLOGGS.COM | WWW.JOSEPHINEBLOGGS.COM | LINKEDIN: @JOSIEBLOGGS
I am a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) with sound design/technical knowledge and 9 years of experience. I have proven experience working projects from post-planning permission stage through to final account, with emphasis on client, consultant liaison, the production of detailed technical working drawings and on-site contract administration. My work history demonstrates a solid previous track record in leading and working on both medium and large sized projects throughout the RIBA plan of work, from inception to completion (RIBA 0-7). I use AutoCAD and BIM (Revit) producing design and details to BIM Level 2. A portfolio of work is attached.
SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
Building Solutions Limited, Nottingham May 2016 – date
In this role I am required to run projects across a very diverse range of sectors.
My responsibilities vary dependent upon the individual projects but at all times, I work both as part of a team of 7, and as an individual.
I take projects from initial planning drawings and carry them all the way through to completion.
I create technical working drawing packages and liaise with contractors as necessary.
I also enjoy getting involved with clients from initial stages.
Competent Solutions Limited, Nottingham Sep 2012 – April 2016
Managing a team of 3 architectural technologists
Preparing design and construction documents, and making amendments as required
Completing drawings for planning and building regulation, amending where needed
Offering technical and design support as required
Managing budgets and deadlines, identifying and resolving issues as they arise.
Building For You Limited, Nottingham July 2010 – Aug 2012
Producing exceptional quality tender and construction drawing packages efficiently and on time.
Supporting projects, applying my technical knowledge and understanding of factors that might affect the development in relation to the site and relevant regulatory requirements.
Reporting to the project leader, carrying out site visits when required to check on progress.
Engaging with contractors, handling requests for information and queries from the site using my project and construction knowledge.
MCIAT accreditation The Chartered Insitute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) | 2015
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (Upper Second Class Hons) Birmingham City University | 2008 – 2010
A Level Physics (A), Design & Tech (A), Construction (A) Birmingham City College | 2006 – 2008
7+ years of experience in Revit and Autocad (advanced)
Motivated and driven to succeed with the ability to work at pace and with energy.
Strong communication skills including project reporting.
Ability to multitask, working on a number of projects and manage both my time and that of my team.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking long walks with my dog in the countryside. I love cycling and also indoor climbing.
References are available on request.
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NB: This CV template was originally published on 11th November 2016 and has been updated for 2020.
Easy customisations for your architecture CV template
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What do your hobbies say about you on your architecture CV?
Most people don’t realise how important the hobbies and interests section can be when it comes to writing a CV. Obviously your skills, qualifications and experience are far more important first and foremost, however a skilled and creative CV pushes the boundaries further and milks every last drop of those two important pages to ensure the hiring manager picks up that phone to request an interview.
What your hobbies say about you
The employer wants to know if you’re hard working, punctual, passionate, creative, dedicated, dynamic, have great communication, and so on. There are some great places to showcase this on your CV including the ‘work experience’ section, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that your ‘hobbies and interests’ section can also show this – and in some cases can have just as much impact as the rest of your CV.
A voluntary worker is a hard worker
If you currently volunteer your free time or have done in the past, this is a great way to start your hobbies section. Most people go for the same old boring, ‘I like to read books and watch movies’, which is not worth the paper it’s written on!
If you volunteer your free time to help an organisation, charity, or local country park, you are proving to the employer that you are not afraid of hard work. Someone who is willing to give up their own free time to help others is a fantastic trait to have, and one which would be welcomed in any company.
Creative hobbies show creative people
If you are applying for a role whereby creativity is important, then why not show the hiring manager what you like to do in your spare time. Whether it’s building model aeroplanes, playing the piano, or acting at your local amateur dramatics theatre, all of these hobbies show just how creative you are.
It doesn’t matter if your hobbies have no relevance to the role, as creative people can’t stop being creative just because they are doing something different!