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

engineer, home designer, builder, draftsperson, planner

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Architectural Fees Definition,
    • Compensation paid to a person who designs buildings.
  • Blueprint (bprt) Abbreviation,
    • The drawing of a structure by an architect or designer, used for construction and getting permits.
  • Carport (cprt, crprt) Abbreviation,
    • A roofed parking area that lacks one or more walls.
  • Dimension Plans Definition,
    • Diagrams that show location of building outlines and other improvements on a lot, but which are not as detailed as blueprints.
  • Load-bearing Wall Definition,
    • Any exterior wall or interior wall that supports its weight and the weight of other parts of the building.
  • Schematic Designs Definition,
    • Structural plans for a building's mechanical systems, such as its plumbing and electrical functions.
  • Square Footage Definition,
    • The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.
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