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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Her dad founded an architectural firm, and Blanca helped make ends meet with secretarial and cleaning work. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Mom?," 31 Jan. 2019 Hitler and Speer’s architectural plans have been realized. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018 If the council rezones the property, Zimmerschied will need to have his site plans and architectural plans approved by the plan commission. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Three new buildings pitched in downtown Cedarburg," 5 June 2018 The process takes Silverman through public libraries and government archives in search of old photographs, magazine and newspaper articles, architectural plans, celebrity biographies and auction house brochures in search of any mention of the house. Brady Macdonald,, "If this house could talk: Home biographer tells tales of famous names who once lived there," 25 May 2018 Over the decades, Wattles has had the architectural plans for his riverfront property redesigned, from a traditional style house to a Northwest Craftsman with a stone facade. Janet Eastman,, "Hollywood Video founder's unfinished riverfront mansion to be auctioned (photos)," 22 May 2018 Cros currently has a show up with Danielle Gottesman—a project inspired by the patterns and shapes in the architectural plans of a development at 90 Morton street. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Before Bed: The Wing’s Curator Falls Asleep to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Dreams of Rearranging Art," 15 May 2018 Their bullpen ended the weekend as the third best bullpen in baseball, behind only Arizona and Toronto. *** Milwaukee has ripped a page out of the Astros’ architectural plans. Staff,, "Nine Innings: The Cubs' Issue With Launch Angle, Reimagining Bullpen Roles and Jonny Venters's Painful Journey," 30 Apr. 2018 There was also a thick file of information, including the original architectural plans, by RKR Associates, and complete specifications for the house, which would be provided to the buyer. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A Place to Experiment in the Poconos," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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