General English

  • noun a person who designs buildings


  • A professionally qualified and licensed person who prepares plans and specifications for a building or structure. architectural services include such duties as project analysis, development of the project design, and the preparation of construction documents (including drawings, specifications, bidding requirements, and general administration of the construction contract).

Real Estate

  • noun someone whose job is to design buildings and advise on their construction

Origin & History of “architect”

Etymologically, an architect is a ‘master builder’. The word comes, via French architecte, Italian architetto, and Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitéktōn, a compound formed from the prefix arkhi- ‘leading’ and téktōn ‘builder’ (source of English tectonic and related, via Greek tékhnē, to English technical).