ar•chi•tec•ture, n. [L.architectura)] The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures.
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow. Architecture encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimating and construction administration.
de • sign, n. [F.dessein,fr.It.disegno,fr.disegnare to design, fr. L. designare. See DESIGN, v.]
A plan, formed in the mind, of something to be done; as, a design for a revolution; also, a preliminary intellectual conception, as a poem or an argument.