Architect Interview Preparation Guide
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Architect related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with professional career as Architect. These list of interview questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

60 Architect Questions and Answers:

1 :: Describe yourself in three words as Architect?

Pick three adjectives but then back up each with a real life story that demonstrates those characteristics.

2 :: What is neo-colonial?

Residences built after 1955 with allusions of the colonial revival architectural style.

3 :: What is cupola?

A small structure projecting above a roof that provides ventilation and can serve as a “look-out.”

4 :: What is balustrade?

A railing composition composed of upper and lower rails, balusters and pedestals. Materials used can range from stone to brick, wood and sheet metal.

5 :: How much time do you need to join the organization as Architect?

You should be able to join it right away, barring plans you've already made (family travel, vacation, other obligations). The key is to simply be open in communication of what's already committed on your schedule. Most companies are accommodating. If they are not, weight the importance of joining that company vs. your plans.

6 :: What is belt course?

Also know as a stringcourse. A projecting horizontal molding separating parts of a wall surface in a façade.

7 :: What is cornice?

The projecting moldings that form the top band of an entablature or wall.

8 :: Explain me half-timbered building?

A building constructed with timber frame filled with plaster or brick.

9 :: What is quoin?

A large rectangular block of stone or brick (sometimes wood) used to accentuate an outside corner of a building; typically in a toothed form with alternate quoins projecting and receding from the corner.

10 :: What is X bracing?

A pair of diagonal braces or struts from corner to corner forming an “X.”