architect

architect ar‧chi‧tect [ˈɑːktekt ǁ ˈɑːr-] noun [countable]
1. JOBS PROPERTY a person whose job is to plan and design buildings:

• The mill was built in 1872 to the design of an architect.

2. the architect of something the person who originally thought of an important idea or who made an important event happen:

• Mr Levin was the principal architect of the merger.

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architect UK US /ˈɑːkɪtekt/ noun [C] PROPERTY
someone whose job is to design buildings: »

He worked with the building's architect to make the new office as green as his budget would allow.

someone who designs a plan and puts it into operation: »

With a reputation as a tough cost cutter, he was the architect of the recent turnarounds at both companies.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
(of buildings) / , , ,


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