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Tasks and Income of a Residential Architect

A residential architect plans and designs individual residential spaces, such as homes, apartments, and townhomes. Residential architects capture obscure concepts and turn them into workable designs.
As they bring expertise in designing and planning, this role is crucial to implement all property development projects successfully. In this article, we will showcase the primary job description and average salary of a residential architect.

What is a Residential Architect?

What is a Residential Architect
Architects design buildings, while residential architects design living spaces. The architect will compile assessment reports and environmental impact information. They will also make project proposals, estimate and manage the budget, and determine a project timeline. Additionally, they will oversee the construction process.
Residential architects are collaborative and creative professionals. The best fit for this role will deliver safe and stylish residential spaces within budget and meeting codes.

What is the salary of a Residential Architect?

The questions regarding the cost and charges of residential architects lack definitive answers due to their complexity and diversity. A residential architect’s salary depends on several variables including experience level, responsibilities, and the firm.
Location is the primary driver of wages for the residential architect. Urban areas of highly developed countries will typically have the highest salaries. For instance, in the USA, the salary for this role can exceed $100,000 USD depending on the level of expertise.

What is the average salary for a Residential Architect?

While salaries vary, we have established an average salary for a residential architect in several countries. The table below compares wages in these countries with those in the Philippines.
Salaries displayed for all countries, excluding the Philippines, do not encompass other expenses like insurance payments or government fees. However, the salary figures provided for workers in the Philippines include all these additional charges and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Residential Architect in Australia
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$124,246 AUD

Local

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$28,166 AUD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Residential Architect in New Zealand
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$112,326 NZD

Local

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$31,716 NZD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Residential Architect in United Kingdom
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£54,222 GBP

Local

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£16,458 GBP

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Residential Architect in United States of America
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$95,286 USD

Local

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$19,688 USD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Residential Architect in Canada
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$101,573 CAD

Local

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$25,623 CAD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Residential Architect in Singapore

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$94,992 SGD
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$26,841 SGD
based in the Philippines
The salaries of residential architects in the Philippines are notably lower than those in other countries listed.
You can hire multiple Filipino residential architects for the cost of one in Australia, Canada, or the United States. Similarly, hiring two to three residential architects in the Philippines is equivalent to employing one in Canada, New Zealand, or Singapore.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm based in the Philippines. We provide cost-effective virtual staffing solutions for all property development positions.

Can a Residential Architect work virtually?

Can a Residential Architect work virtually
Yes, a residential architect can definitely work remotely. With proper preparation and provision of tools, it wouldn’t be difficult for an architect to work virtually. As an employer, you will need to consider the following:
  • Set reasonable expectations
  • A clearly defined job description
  • Task management software
  • Team buy-in
  • A day-to-day supervisor for the architect
ShoreAgents can help you define expectations, write a stellar job description, choose task management software, and gain team buy-in. We can also provide advice and coaching to ensure your virtual relationship works effectively.

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Local Residential Architect Vs. Virtual Residential Architect

Making the decision to hire locally or virtually depends on your preference and business needs. Aside from the high labor costs, you will also need to consider other additional expenses when hiring locally. Here are some primary benefits of partnering with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual residential architect:

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential architect is for your firm. ShoreAgents can help you overcome challenges and enjoy the benefits of a virtual architect. This includes better retention, cost savings, time efficiency, and highly skilled professionals.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential architect is for your firm. ShoreAgents can help you overcome challenges and enjoy the benefits of a virtual architect. This includes better retention, cost savings, time efficiency, and highly skilled professionals.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential architect is for your firm. ShoreAgents can help you overcome challenges and enjoy the benefits of a virtual architect. This includes better retention, cost savings, time efficiency, and highly skilled professionals.

The cost of living and wages are significantly lower in the Philippines than in other countries such as New Zealand. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.

You will also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for a virtual residential architect. We will provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.

Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. With ShoreAgents, hiring a virtual residential architect means we handle most of the work for you.

We handle all the tedious tasks of recruiting and conducting background checks for you. Simply sign up, provide information about your firm and your requirements, and we'll take care of the rest. Afterward, you will receive finalists to interview and select the best among the talent pool.

Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect and accomplish tasks depending on your business needs.

We prioritize retention as it is vital for your bottom line, and we offer various benefits to keep our architects engaged. Engaged employees have fewer absences and stay longer with the company.

One of the benefits we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education as learning opportunities also foster engagement.

The key to the successful integration of a virtual staff from ShoreAgents is being willing to adjust your processes and expectations. Despite the significant benefits, this is crucial for their success in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.

Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential architect is for your firm. ShoreAgents can help you overcome challenges and enjoy the benefits of a virtual architect. This includes better retention, cost savings, time efficiency, and highly skilled professionals.

What are the duties of a Residential Architect?

What are the duties of a Residential Architect
Although the residential architect job description might vary slightly depending on the firm, there are some typical responsibilities including the following:
  • Meet with clients to determine their needs.
  • Manage design projects from the concept development stage through to completion.
  • Develop and present project proposals, then adjust them as necessary to meet client needs.
  • Prepare drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Research and compile assessment and environmental impact reports.
  • Ensure design projects meet safety standards and local planning regulations
  • Develop and manage budgets and timelines.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the construction team.
  • Assume project management responsibilities.
  • Do basic interior design if necessary
  • Monitor projects to ensure they comply with specifications.
A residential architect also has to possess specific characteristics and skills. These often include the following:
  • A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a similar field and previous experience.
  • A relevant design specialty such as new construction, preservation, or renovations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Possess exceptional proficiency in technical drawing.
  • Demonstrate strong aptitude in project management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and architecture-related platforms such as AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Newforma.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately and meet tight deadlines.
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of codes and standards.
  • Display exceptional creativity.
  • Demonstrate keen attention to detail.

Residential Architect Role

A residential architect is integral to property development projects, responsible for designing and shaping residential spaces. They work closely with clients, transforming their visions into practical and appealing building designs.
The table below demonstrates the typical responsibilities that a residential architect can perform virtually. A check mark signifies remote-performable duties, while a cross denotes duties requiring an in-person team member.
Meet with clients to determine their needs. check circlecancel circle
Manage design projects from the concept development stage through to completion. check circlecancel circle
Develop and present project proposals, then adjust them as necessary to meet client needs.check circle
Prepare blueprints, drawings, specifications, and construction documents. check circle
Research and compile assessment and environmental impact reports. check circle
Ensure design projects meet safety standards and local planning regulations. check circle
Develop and manage budgets and timelines.check circle
Work collaboratively with other members of the construction team. check circle
Take charge of project management responsibilities. check circle
Conduct basic interior design tasks, if necessary. check circle
Monitor projects to ensure they comply with specifications. check circle
A virtual residential architect can complete most tasks without the help of an in-person team member. Client meetings are flexible based on the client’s preference, with the possibility of utilizing technology for virtual meetings.
Another team member will also need to handle on-site management.
For the benefits of hiring a virtual residential architect, ShoreAgents can help create a job description. We also can coach you and your architect to ensure your relationship blossoms.

Where to hire a Residential Architect?

Where to hire a Residential Architect
When it comes to finding the right residential architect for your project, the question of where to hire one often arises. The good news is that the search for a skilled and experienced professional is easy by partnering with ShoreAgents. Let’s explore the following local & offshore options for you to make an informed decision:

Hire Locally

Hiring a worker from your community’s workforce is an option that probably seems familiar to you. Consider this: You likely don’t want to spend time recruiting and reviewing applications or setting up a workspace. Furthermore, local worker shortages may compromise the quality of the architect you can hire.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

Outsource through ShoreAgents

ShoreAgents handles the time-consuming details associated with hiring your virtual residential architect. We fine-tune your job description and manage all the recruitment through our vast networks.
We present you with finalists, and you make the final decision on the architect that will best fit your firm. We handle background checks and ensure compliance with all hiring regulations. We also find a workspace in our comfortable, modern offices near other employees fulfilling similar roles.

Takeaway

The involvement of a residential architect in a property development project contributes to its success by delivering functional and attractive spaces. Not only do they enhance the market appeal, but also integrate conservation practices.
This is why it’s crucial to hire the best one to ensure the utmost quality for each project. Now that you are aware of the salary comparison and typical responsibilities for this role, the final decision is yours.
Here’s why outsourcing to the Philippines is an excellent option. The Philippines boasts a large and skilled workforce, with a well-established BPO infrastructure supported by the government. English fluency is widespread among Filipinos due to its status as an official language.
The country’s cultural influences include Spain and the United States, leading to similarities with European cultures. Hiring a virtual residential architect from the Philippines offers significant cost savings without compromising the quality of work. This makes it possible to employ multiple Filipino architects for the price of one local architect.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing firm based in the Philippines. It is the only BPO managed day to day by a director who owned his own real estate firm. Our real estate and hiring expertise ensures you have the best residential architect possible.

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