Architectural Associate


UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - E.10
Principal Architectural Associate (6902) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Senior Architectural Associate (6904) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Architectural Associate (6905) SIZE-NEUTRAL

March, 1973 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Architectural Associates prepare or oversee the preparation of architectural 
plans, specifications, and drawings for buildings and structures; prepare 
plans and specifications for furniture and equipment; and perform other 
related duties as required. Incumbents typically work under the supervision 
of a licensed architect; prepare design plans, specifications, and drawings 
for buildings and structures, both new construction and minor alterations; 
prepare design plans, specifications, and drawings for furniture and 
equipment; coordinate all phases of minor construction projects, from 
architectural planning and design through construction and acceptance of 
contractor's work on minor building projects, both new construction and minor 
alterations; assist the licensed architect on major building projects, both 
new construction and major alterations, by assuming responsibility for phases 
of a project; and serve as the staff specialist on assigned areas of 
architectural information, such as interior design or medical equipment.

CLASS CONCEPT

Principal Architectural Associate

Under direction, incumbents perform all or many of the duties indicated for 
the series under the Series Concept. This in the full professional level for 
graduates in architecture who are assigned responsibility for preparation of 
architectural design plans,  specifications and drawings, under the direction 
of a licensed architect. Incumbents typically are expected to progress to the 
class of Associate Architects subject to licensure. 

Examples of assignments allocated to this level of difficulty and 
esponsibility 
are: 
	Oversee a group of Architectural Associates and/or 
	Drafting Technicians, making work assignments and 
	checking plans, specifications, and drawings 
	prepared by staff members. 

	Architectural designer for projects of limited scope. 
	Project manager for projects of limited scope, with 
	responsibility for architectural liaison and 
	coordination through all or most phases of the 
	project from inception to completion. 

Senior Architectural Associate

Under general supervision, incumbents prepare detailed scale drawings required 
for all types of building construction; prepare construction documents for 
both alterations and new construction; prepare diagrammatic layouts for 
auxiliary facilities for new construction; investigate and detail the 
furniture and equipment requirements for new buildings; prepare preliminary 
layouts of furniture and equipment; secure information in the field for 
preparation of sketches and layouts; and prepare detailed drawings and maps 
relative to site and developmental planning. Assignments at this level are 
expected to be of moderate difficulty and responsibility, with work subject 
to checking and review by higher level personnel and/or a licensed architect. 
Incumbents typically are expected to progress to the class of Principal 
Architectural Associate.

Architectural Associate

Under supervision, incumbents draw details or portions of buildings to scale, 
including floor plans, elevations, and sections; prepare simple layouts; make 
tracings; prepare lists of equipment; make requisition drawings and bills of 
material; and prepare sketches for furniture, alterations, and room 
arangements. This is the entry level class for graduates in architecture. 
Assignments are structured to provide training experience under supervision 
of a licensed architect or higher level personnel. Incumbents typically are 
expected to progress to the class of Senior Architectural Associate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Architectural Associate

Graduation from college with major work in architecture and four years of 
architectural drafting experience, including two years of experience in 
preparation of drawings for major buildings; or an equivalent combination 
of education and experience.

Senior Architectural Associate

Graduation from college with major work in architecture and two years of 
architectural drafting experience; or at equivalent combination of education 
and experience.

Architectural Associate

Graduation from college with major work in architecture; or an equivalent 
combination of education and experience.