Architects are professionally trained designers who can assist you with the design of small buildings, large buildings, or groups of buildings, as well as the spaces in and around them. Architects combine creativity with technical knowledge to produce integrated solutions for the built environment. Generally, architects follow a typical project strategy from start to finish: Project Brief The architect talks to the client about the project requirements, with reference to cost, quality, and time. This information forms the design brief. Design (or concept) The architect analysis the design brief, site conditions, and determines the best location and orientation for a.