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I think this is a linguistic strawman.

Civil Architect is to Builder as Software Engineer is to Datacenter Technician. Software architect is to software engineer as partner at an architecture firm is to architect, or something.

You don't expect a plumber[0] or a building constructor[1] or a civil engineer[2] to become an architect[3], they're different degrees or certifications. A software architect is normally considered a software engineer who works at a grander scope of design. That doesn't map correctly.

[0]: http://dlca.vi.gov/businesslicense/steps/mppcrequirements/

[1]: https://bc.gatech.edu/master-science-building-construction-a...

[2]: https://arch.gatech.edu/bachelor-science-architecture

[3]: https://ce.gatech.edu/academics/undergraduate/bsce




Civil Architect is to Builder as Software Engineer is to Compiler.


Exactly (from experience working in a top 5 consulting engineer) an Architect is nothing like a Chartered civil engineer.




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