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A person or entity registered, licensed or otherwise authorized to use the title "architect" and to practice architecture in Ontario.
The most basic definition of an architect is a professional who is qualified to design and provide advice - both aesthetic and technical - on built objects in our public and private landscapes. But this definition barely scratches the surface of an architect's role. Architects serve as trusted advisors, their role is holistic, blending diverse requirements and disciplines in a creative process, while serving the public interest and addressing health and safety matters.
practical and technical knowledge to create spaces that are safe, efficient, sustainable, and meet economic needs; and interpersonal skills, psychological understanding and ethical practice to craft spaces that fulfill the complex, and sometimes conflicting, needs of clients, users, and the community.