The main task of an architectural office is the design, technical and economic planning of buildings, e.g. sustainable high-rise buildings. The architectural laws of the federal states define the professional task, although these may differ in certain aspects. Likewise, certain specializations within general architecture differ. For example, it is possible to specialize in landscape architecture or interior design.
The profession is represented and supervised by the state chambers of architects. Likewise, admission to the Chamber of Architects is only permitted through a recognized course of study. Such courses are usually found at universities or universities of applied sciences.