architect

noun
ar·​chi·​tect | \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio) \

Definition of architect

1 : a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction
2 : a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking the architect of American foreign policy

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Synonyms for architect

Synonyms

engineer, mastermind

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Examples of architect in a Sentence

the architect of the economic plan that rebuilt Europe after World War II

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Two years prior, the architect Frank Gehry had reconfigured the space for Altoon, separating the working area in front from the residence in back. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Evicted From His Home, Sculptor Fred Eversley Contemplates the Future," 27 Feb. 2019 Once the main drama was over, McDonald, working with the architect John Ilkcagla, set about realizing the couple’s dream of a home with historical French-style interiors with a modern twist. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Tour the Maximalist Dream Home of Two California Beauty Gurus," 6 Feb. 2019 Terrazzo had a renaissance amongst midcentury designers, and Farnham knew the architect behind Moore’s 1950s home had used the material frequently in other residences. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 The architect is Magnusson Architecture and Planning, and Full Stack will manufacture the modules. Stefanos Chen, The Seattle Times, "Real estate technology that could have a lasting effect on housing," 20 Nov. 2018 And what better way to achieve that in a sequel by having the original architect join Suicide Squad 2? Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "James Gunn is now writing Suicide Squad 2," 9 Oct. 2018 The memorial was designed by Michael Arad, the architect behind the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Fox News, "The Latest: Fountain, wing-like benches anchor memorial," 15 July 2018 Alspaugh volunteers as a community member; the project architect is the Chicago firm of Stantec (formerly VOA). Sandra Guy, Chicago Reader, "News / Architecture / Neighborhoods Pullman to get first new residential building in nearly 50 years," 10 July 2018 Planning for the library renovations began in the spring of 2017 when sixth grade students at Shepard got offered ideas to the architects, according to Andrea Trudeau, the school’s library information specialist. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "New libraries at Caruso and Shepard designed with an eye toward collaboration, technology," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of architect

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for architect

Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek architektōn master builder, from archi- + tektōn builder, carpenter — more at technical

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architect

noun

English Language Learners Definition of architect

: a person who designs buildings
: a person who designs and guides a plan, project, etc.

architect

noun
ar·​chi·​tect | \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio) \

Kids Definition of architect

: a person who designs buildings

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