Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

How often this word is used
38% - Moderately


Synonyms:builder, draftsperson, engineer, home designer, planner
Filed Under: real-estate
Tags: realty

Definition of architect

1. A person who designs structures or buildings and usually oversees the construction process.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • architectural fees   Compensation paid to a person who designs buildings.
  • blueprint (bprt)   The drawing of a structure by an architect or designer, used for construction and getting permits.
  • carport (cprt, crprt)   A roofed parking area that lacks one or more walls.
  • dimension plans   Diagrams that show location of building outlines and other improvements on a lot, but which are not as detailed as blueprints.
  • load-bearing wall   Any exterior wall or interior wall that supports its weight and the weight of other parts of the building.
  • schematic designs   Structural plans for a building's mechanical systems, such as its plumbing and electrical functions.
  • square footage   The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.

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