GriwaArchitektur AG

Chalet Diamant
Dorfstrasse 20
CH - 3818 Grindelwald

Tel  +41 33 854 11 50
E-Mail info(at)

Opening hours:
Mo – Fr:
07.30 – 12.00 hours
13.00 – 17.30 hours
from 08.00 to 17.00 hour

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Draftsman/woman EFZ (Swiss Certificate of Competence) subject area architecure

We offer the next apprenticeship place from summer 2018 onwards.


Draftsmen/women draw and construct plans, sketches and models for building projects. They follow the drafts of those skilled in the profession, e.g. architects, civil engineers or interior designers. If necessary, they will first record and evaluate parameters on-site. Based on this data, existing plans and technical drawings, scale-based representations, and 3D views are created with the help of CAD programs or hand drawings. In the planning process of construction projects, mathematical calculations have to be made and natural science laws as well as building regulations have to be taken into consideration.


Training lasts 4 years.


Taster apprenticeship:

Would you like to get to know the profession of draftsman/woman in the field of architecture? GriwaArchitektur AG offers taster apprenticeships of 3 – 5 days.

During this time you will get an insight into the work in an architectural office, as well as in the subjects of the vocational college. You can also draw a floor plan with the help of the CAD program and visit one of our current construction sites.


Contact: Manuela Zwald, graduate vocational trainer, 033 854 11 57


Further information about the profession:


Job-related subjects:

Mathematical and natural science, planning, visualization, project work. 


Prerequisites for training as a draftsman/woman: 

Spatial imagination

Create drawings and sketches by hand

Interest in mathematical and natural science rules and contexts

Enjoying working on the computer

Accurate and thorough work

Team player


Possibilities for further training after the completed apprenticeship: 

Professional examination (BP - Berufsprüfung):

With federal diploma: e.g. building biologist, foreman building-envelope, lighting designer, fire protection professional.


Swiss higher qualifying exam (Höhere Fachprüfung - HFP):

With federal diploma: e.g. building biologist, foreman structural engineering, foreman civil engineering, fire protection professional.


Higher technical college:

E.g. graduate technician HF in construction planning or graduate technician HF in construction management


University of applied sciences:

Bachelor of Arts (FH) in architecture


Here you can find more information as well as a short film about the profession of a draftsman/woman: