architect

architect
noun Etymology: Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek architektōn master builder, from archi- + tektōn builder, carpenter — more at technical Date: 1563 1. a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction 2. a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking <
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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