It's about visualization not glamour

A quick internet search defines Architect as “a person who designs buildings” or more vaguely, and perhaps more appropriately, as “a person who is responsible for inventing or realizing a particular idea or project.” More often our work is less about designing from scratch and more about realizing an idea within the confines of what already is… and it is not always as glamorous as one might expect. For example, an architect can enter into this musty, old crawl space and still be able to visualize, plan, and realize a new private elevator for a luxury apartment above, built into an existing shaft that was cut off, altered, and abandoned long ago. 

 

by Emily Barr