GameSpot published an interview about some of the new careers for The Sims 3 Ambitions, provided to us by producer Grant Rodiek. Believe it’s the proper translated interview from the one published earlier.
GS: How will the architectural designer career path differ from standard Build mode? How will this career path bring in actual simoleons? How do you advance? Do you start off designing bowling alleys and end up working on the Taj Mahal?
GR: We refer to the architectural design version of Build mode as “Renovation” mode. While in this mode, players are shown their client’s requests, the budget, and any known traits that may impact the review. For example, clients who are bookworms may give you a higher review if you squeeze in a bookshelf under budget.
Each job will have different requirements. For example, a sim who wants a new “man cave” may request a big-screen TV, a bar, new sofa, and a foosball table. These are just the requirements though; if the budget is big enough, you can change a bit more outside the requirements or buy only the best things.
Your sims are paid for every job they complete, though they earn a bonus for getting really high reviews. Early in their careers, your sims may just be doing an exterior renovation, whereas later, clients may pay your sims top dollar for a complete home renovation.