ar·​chi·​tec·​tur·​al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl How to pronounce architectural (audio) , -ˈtek-shrəl\

Definition of architectural

1 : of or relating to architecture : conforming to the rules of architecture
2 : having or conceived of as having a single unified overall design, form, or structure

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architecturally adverb

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In the weeks that followed, the government’s $30-million lawsuit against Al-Shawaf, founder and president of the oldest engineering and architectural firm in Saudi Arabia, disintegrated. Los Angeles Times, "How a $30-million federal lawsuit was blown up over breakfast," 9 Aug. 2019 Glendale Unified officials initially approved having architectural firm KPI begin project design work in November 2012. Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, "Costly Glendale High School pool appears headed toward reality," 9 Aug. 2019 The glass and metal facade will shine day and night, said Tyler Zembrodt, one of the designers with the architectural firm GBBN. Scott Wartman,, "Developers hope to open The Banks music venue next fall. City and county still negotiating details on Hilltop," 30 July 2019 Where to Stay Originally built by the Vanderbilt family (and designed by the same architectural firm responsible for New York’s Grand Central Terminal), the Condado Vanderbilt celebrates its centennial this year. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "Your Next Getaway: Tulum Is Out, This Island Is in," 27 July 2019 Designed by architectural firm Populous, which specializes in stadiums and arenas and also designed Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, the Sphere will host concerts, residencies, corporate events and select sporting events like boxing and MMA. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, "Las Vegas' MSG Sphere at The Venetian Will Be An 'Architectural Marvel': Photos," 24 July 2019 The total budget for the 60th anniversary project is estimated at $94,000 and includes the artist fee, $6,000 for architectural renderings and $5,000 in contingency. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "The City of Sugar Land will pay you $82,000 if you can do this," 17 July 2019 The early birds also had first crack at the silent auction full of items not usually found at other auctions, such as an architectural rendering of one’s home. Ruth Sowby Rands,, "On the Town: Historical society marks 40th during annual gala," 2 July 2019 His club requested and received permission from St. Pete to explore stadium options in Tampa, a three-year window that produced a gorgeous architectural rendering of an Ybor City ballpark. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Rays' Montreal play has huge ripples - and likely means end of MLB in Tampa," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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