What is a typical day like in an architect job?

A typical day at work in an architect's job may surprise those who wish to design skyscrapers and houses of the future. Most architects spend a great deal of time drafting building plans, researching zoning rules and legal documents, getting approval to build from government agencies, and designing small models of buildings. Architects also spend a great deal of time trying to sell their ideas to investors who have the ability to fund large-scale building projects. Many architects work long hours split among an office, construction work-sites and their home studios to meet important deadlines and to find others who share their visions in the building arts. The work can be grueling, and competition for project bids is fierce in metropolitan areas, where most architects work.