Architecture, being one of the oldest professions in human history, and automation being a relative new application are two concepts that, in the contemporary world, can be well related and have been spreading worldwide. Architecture’s development has displayed numerous advances throughout time, evolving to what it is today.
According to the International Society of Automation, automation is the use of technology to operate a product or service (ISA, 2018). Architecture involves providing a service and delivering a product, is a complex profession that has deliberately decided to pick up many technological advances in order to make its procedure more efficient, innovative and functional. To that end, it will be discussed the various transitions and alternatives that have been applied in architecture, and how these have influence the lives of employees involved in the industry. The purpose is to provide the reader with a profound understanding of the importance that technology and automation have in architecture and construction, as well as the role and attributions architects have obtained from it.