From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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architectar‧chi‧tect /ˈɑːkətekt $ ˈɑːr-/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable] 1 AAsomeone whose job is to design buildings2 the architect of something
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architectAs well as being an architect, he is a chartered town planner, and is specially qualified in building conservation.I read the account of an architect who was consulted by a church with unsuitable premises which they wanted to adapt.Previously, some of the most ardent opponents of architectural conservation have themselves been architects.the chief architect of the election victorySt Paul's Cathedral was designed by the famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren.The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Weck Glass Block has introduced some new product lines to that old favorite of architects everywhere.We're working with a team of architects on the plans for the new building.Since the death of his predecessor, Professor Blakely, he was one of its principal architects.Beveridge is usually thought of as the architect of the British National Health Service.Livings was their architect for the iron foundry at Stockton, which John now had ideas of enlarging.
From King Business Dictionaryarchitectar‧chi‧tect /ˈɑːkətektˈɑːr-/ noun [countable]1JOBPROPERTYa person whose job is to plan and design buildingsThe mill was built in 1872 to the design of an architect.2the architect of something the person who originally thought of an important idea or who made an important event happenMr Levin was the principal architect of the merger.Origin architect (1500-1600) French architecte, from Latin, from Greek architekton chief builder, from archi- (ARCH-) + tekton builder