There are two major careers that are intertwined with the industry of house plans: both architects and contractors. Architects can work independently, or with a larger firm. They help home owners and businessmen to plan out and design new buildings, houses, and structures. They are the ones that actually make all house plans and blueprints that are to be used. They are also in charge of figuring out placement of bedrooms, interior structures, plumbing, and electrical wiring. In order to be able to practice architecture, the designer must undergo a great deal of training. First, they must undergo schooling, and graduate a qualified university with a degree in architecture. Then, students must participate in a two to three year internship, practicing work on renovations, remodels and building designs, before being allowed to practice on their own. Finally, the architect must take an exam, and then receive his or her license to practice adding on room additions, and working independently with clients to design house plans. After their internship, architects may choose to specialize in luxury buildings or modular homes, residential or commercial.
Next, we have general contractors. These individuals typically oversee all aspects of construction, from extensive renovations, to the remodeling of the interior of a home. General contractors require special licensing to practice their trade, generally including passing a written exam. Though no specific training program is required, many contractors have been in the business for a long time, working on various construction teams. They also work closely with architects to follow and customize floor plans for their customers, making each house unique and special.