Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and other physical structures.
A wider definition may comprise all design activity from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture).
People need places to eat, work, live and play. Architects transform these needs into concepts and then develop the concepts into building images that can be constructed by others.
An architect serves in a leadership role to bring together the design and budgetary requirements set by the client. Decision-making, team leadership and creativity are the key elements of making architecture.
An architect is a licensed professional with specialized skills who designs buildings and cityscapes and helps make real the unique vision of their clients and communities.
The role of an architect is not just to design buildings. Through the design, the architect must also protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the users of the buildings.