Five personality traits that make a good architect

An amazing opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic, young trainee architect to join a vibrant and friendly group of architects.

Working within the business’ Chester studio, this role would suit a dedicated and enthusiastic person that is willing to learn and would be keen to take on further training. Revit experience is essential but above all we are looking for someone with a personable and positive attitude that is keen to develop their career in the industry.

The role is offered on full time basis based within the walls of Chester City.

If this sounds of interest, send your CV with a covering email to

For an architect to be viewed as successful, a lot of hard work needs to be put in so that the necessary qualifications and experience are gained. However, it is also handy to possess certain qualities and characteristics that make you stand out against the competition.

Below are just five of the most important qualities and personality traits that the most successful architects possess and apply to their work on a regular basis.

1. Passion

Every good architect needs to have a passion for what they do; it is what got you started and took you down this career path to begin with. Making sure that the same desire and ambition to succeed is present, even when faced with pressure, will see you accomplish your goals and make you stand out. Those who are eager and enthusiastic to get the job done to a high standard are the ones that tend to accomplish goals with a greater work ethic and level of productivity.

2. Easy going

In a field of work where designs can change and key fundamentals are affected by a budget, approaching this with an unfazed attitude can be more beneficial to the project. Being easy-going is another great quality to possess when pursuing a career as an architect. There will be times when the job can get stressful and put you under a lot of pressure, but maintaining a calm and relaxed demeanour will see tasks completed with a clear and focused mind.

3. Confidence

This is an essential quality to have if you are to become the best. You will be faced with situations where you have to make key decisions and these should be approached in a confident manner. Whether you are discussing plans with colleagues or clients, those who inject a bit of confidence in the way they work and communicate can bring a sense of calm and encourage a relaxed atmosphere, seeing the job done in a positive manner.

4. Adaptability

All architects need to be ready to adapt their designs and workload when faced with adversity. All plans and projects are susceptible to change, meaning that the most successful architects are able to adapt themselves accordingly, ensuring that all problems with any given project are solved and overcome quickly and competently without any real stress or pressure.

5. Creativity

Truly creative designs and an enhanced ability to think outside the box is something that can make any architect stand out against the crowd. Throughout history, those who tend to challenge the traditional values and present an alternative are those that make it, as long as the idea is feasible. Being able to visualise the final result before you have started will stand you in good stead for a long and successful career in architecture.

If a prospective architect possesses some of these qualities and puts in the hard work and dedication required, they are more than likely going to accomplish their goals and become successful.

Posted by Adam Lloyd
July 2, 2014


  1. I am 13, shooting for the success of being an architect or a landscape architect. I have most of these characteristics and this just boost my confidence that i will have a good chance of fulfilling my dreams

    Comment by Devon — October 25, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

  2. I would love to become an architect, but don’t know if I am able to adapt to this. Does anyone have any suggestions to make me better adapting.

    Comment by Rose Buch — February 25, 2016 @ 3:16 pm

  3. I’m thinking of taking Architecture, but I do now know if I am creative. I can be confident, but usually it depends on how well I do with my job. Adaptability, Easy-going and passion– these I what I have.

    Comment by Genevieve — March 3, 2016 @ 9:19 pm

  4. i can do even beyond due 2 de passion i have

    Comment by amos — April 4, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

  5. already one year experience but you av boosted my self esteem

    Comment by patrick opio — August 1, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

  6. Well i am doing an assignment on my job in the future and i am only thirteen years old. People ussually say that girls cant be architects but i am gonna make my stamp on this world.??

    Comment by Jane — August 29, 2016 @ 1:49 pm

  7. am a student dreaming to be a good architect who has the five qualities giving me hope to move on

    Comment by kennedy murithi — April 22, 2017 @ 9:45 am

  8. I got this😎🙂. . . ⛪⛪

    Comment by Miraclez — August 25, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

  9. I would love to be an architect. I’m not so confident or passionate, but I am creative and easy going. Life is life though. I’m still going to try.

    Comment by Sam Relf — November 13, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

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