An overworked and underpaid employee - of a pretentious registered practitioner of the arts (a prat). Many years in tertiary education have left the 'architect' bitter and in debt - and unable to relate to the remainder of society.
I am an 'architect' - the rest of you are unimaginative scum.
by black T shirt February 17, 2005
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verb. architect-ed, architect-ing
To sleep two hours a week, strain one's eyes, learn the various uses of tape, and spend an unnecessary amount of money.
1. "You architect too much. Imagine what it's gonna be like when you're in the major."

2. "I architected the crap out of last week!"

3. "Sorry I couldn't come to the funeral...I was architecting..."
by knowlton student March 12, 2011
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A (state licensed) diverse designer extending themselves beyond 'art' to the realm of building. Blending scientific knowledge with artistic creativity to fulfill a desire to build.
Thoughts are translated to built form by way of drawing.
by unknown LA July 25, 2005
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a person who works in the design field whose job is seriously underrated and under appreciated. Though they go through more schooling then most people, they earn a fraction of the pay and usually die in debt. However, the sheer joy of knowing they made a difference in the world is enough to sustain them and make every CEO, Lawyer and Stockbroker wish they had done something better with their lives.
Mies Van Der Rohe was a famous architect, who died in a Penn Station bathroom and wasn't identified for three days. However, in his short life, he managed to acomplish more then any lawyer ever could.
by Born-To-Loose July 10, 2008
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A person which uses huge, or intellectual vocabulary in a normal conversation such as the architect from the matrix would use.
Tay: wow that movie was awesome, i think it was one of the best ever
Steve: Well actually considering the themes presented during the exposition the delineation of the sub-plot in conjunction with a deterioting character development it can be inferred that the film was rather sluggish and inconsistent, vis a vis, ergo....
Tay: There goes the architect
J: He builds words...
by stfu22 September 28, 2006
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One who assesses situation and defines goals for analysis and resolution in fresh form then provides the guidance for its implementation.

In this, the architect combines survey and interpretation, art and science, documentation and management, planning and development.

An architect may work with buildings or anything else. Their work is usually conceived as a project and their involvement spans the breadth of that project extending beyond it to its multitude of connections. The title when used alone refers to those trained and registered to deal with the built environment. That title may be linked to any other field of endeavour to describe by association with the nature of the architectural profession, the capability of developing a similar process.
Accredited Architects
Practising Architect
Members of Institutes of Architecture
Designers of the Built Environment
Administrator of overall building projects
Software Architect
Architect of the Iraq War
by JAID December 02, 2006
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A group of arrogant SOBs that think because they can draw pretty buildings that engineers are obsolete.
I am an architect. I just need an engineer for their "stamp".
by ahhole May 02, 2008
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