- One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
- One that plans or devises: a country considered to be the chief architect of war in the Middle East.
[Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn : arkhi-, archi- + tektōn, builder.]
At some point (I believe within my lifetime), the noun architect has been transmuted into a verb. Many such nouns in recent history have undergone similar grammatical phase changes. I fear a bleak future in which slothful nouns are banished in favor of their more energetic verb forms.
Excuse me while I go Google this paradigm…