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.
verb (used with object)
to plan, organize, or structure as an architect: The house is well architected.

1555–65; < Latin architectus < Greek architéktōn, equivalent to Greek archi- archi- + tektōn builder, craftsman

subarchitect, noun
unarchitected, adjective Unabridged
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architect (ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt)
1.  a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
2.  a person similarly qualified in another form of construction: a naval architect
3.  any planner or creator: the architect of the expedition
4.  (tr) to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)
[C16: from French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn director of works, from archi- + tektōn workman; related to tekhnē art, skill]

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Word Origin & History

1560s, from M.Fr. architecte, from L. architectus, from Gk. arkhitekton "master builder," from arkhi- "chief" (see archon) + tekton "builder, carpenter" (see texture).
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Example sentences
The lights were dimmed, and an architect hired to redesign the facility put a
  single page on the overhead projector.
My heartiest congratulations to the architect and the staff looking after the
The architect kept space open for these and other plants in the exterior
  hardscape and designed a shed for potting.
Owning a home designed by a famous architect can be a little daunting.
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