Architect



a person who engages in the profession of architecture.
a person professionally engaged in the design of certain large constructions other than buildings and the like:
landscape architect; naval architect.
the deviser, maker, or creator of anything:
the architects of the Constitution of the United States.
to plan, organize, or structure as an architect:
The house is well architected.
Contemporary Examples

From his college days in the U.S. to a diabolical suicide-bomber recruiter, who is the man known as the architect of al Qaeda?
9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Finally on Trial at Guantanamo Terry McDermott May 3, 2012

She let the museum pick the architect; she let the museum do the work.
The Culture King of L.A. Tom Christie September 29, 2010

After a global competition, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind unveiled his master plan for the rebirth of ground zero.
The Ground Zero Outrage Scott Pelley February 18, 2010

Hamilton partnered with architect John Voelcker and artist John McHale, and together they contributed Fun House.
All Hail Richard Hamilton, the Father of British Pop Art Chloë Ashby February 21, 2014

In their eyes, Rove is more Wizard of Oz than architect, more profiteer than player.
Republicans Push Back as Rove Aims to Appoint Himself Kingmaker Lloyd Green February 9, 2013

Historical Examples

His banker’s accounts, his architect’s estimates, his solicitor’s statements, were all brought forward and discussed.
The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli

The thing I most desired just then was to become an architect.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

We imagined that the architect of this house had received a similar order.
Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon

He will not forget the builder while he admires the architect.
A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald

Have you ideas on the subject of architecture that you so desire to become an architect?
The Idiot John Kendrick Bangs

noun
a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
a person similarly qualified in another form of construction: a naval architect
any planner or creator: the architect of the expedition
verb
(transitive) to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)
n.

1550s, from Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitekton “master builder, director of works,” from arkhi- “chief” (see archon) + tekton “builder, carpenter” (see texture). An Old English word for it was heahcræftiga “high-crafter.”

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