from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
- n. One that plans or devises: a country considered to be the chief architect of war in the Middle East.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.
- n. A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.
- v. To design, plan, or orchestrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of buildings, and to superintend the artificers employed.
- n. A contriver, designer, or maker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or whose profession it is to form plans and designs of buildings and superintend the execution of them.
- n. One who plans, designs, or consummates any complex thing: as, the supreme Architect of the universe; he is the architect of his own fortunes.
- n. One who contrives, devises, or plots.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
“I am very annoyed at the current usage of the term architect,” writes Fran Read, who is one.
PS: I prefer the term architect over engineer, unless you like to be formal then it's CTO
Either the architect is a liar who should be prosecuted for shoddy construction, or the buildings were taken down by demolition charges for dramatic effect and to cover up evidence?
Deffintely the architect is less responsable for an asked service than a sick system that could induce such a stupid client-request.
Simon Conder, a British architect, is responsible for this beautiful conversion of a group of farm
I spoke to an architect from a leading design firm at the RIBA recently, and he was adamant that a large multi-disciplinary consultancy had no need to interact with co-professionals from other firms through social networks – “our in-house resources are more than adequate,” he insisted.
I am hoping someone on the forum can share their experience/knowledge - we bought land last year (yeah!) and have just reached the point where our architect is submitting the plans to the local office for planning permission.
Yes, Gruben, MIT economist was the main architect of that.
As the old order's main architect and guardian, the United States faces a dreadful choice: resist Chinese ambitions and risk a trade war in which everyone loses; or do nothing and let China remake the trading system.
Ex-Beatlewife Heather Mills made headlines when she paid $4.9 million for the full ninth floor of 173 Perry Street, the northernmost building in architect Richard Meier's trio of glassy minimalist West Village waterfront towers, and the former home of Vincent Gallo and Martha Stewart.