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The term architecture can be used to mean a process, a profession or documentation.

Process, definition and profession[]

Process[]

As a process, architecture is the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures by a person or a machine, primarily to provide socially purposeful shelter.

Definition[]

This includes the design of the total built environment, from the macro level of how a building integrates with its surrounding man made landscape.

Profession[]

As a profession, architecture is the role of those persons or machines providing architectural services.

Documentation[]

As documentation, it is usually based on drawings and furnished.

Architects-duties[]

Architects have as their primary object providing for the spatial and shelter needs of people in groups of some kind-families, schools, churches, businesses etc.

The Architect[]

Profession and practice[]

Profession[]

Profession, is the practice of providing architectural services.

Practice[]

The practice of architecture includes the planning, designing and oversight of a building's construction by an architect. Architectural services typically address both feasibility and cost for the Construction/builder, as well as function and aesthetics for the user.

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