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An architectural designer is a person that is involved in the design of buildings or urban landscapes. "Architectural designers" have skills similar to architects however they may not hold the same degree qualification and are generally not recognised by a statutory body. Depending on the jurisdiction, there are limitations on projects that an "architectural designer" do without direct supervision from a registered architect.
Often, "architectural designers" who have not yet registered as architects, will be referred to as "architectural draftspersons/designers" as this term is not protected by statute in most countries. However, in many countries around the world, the term "architectural designer" and the derivatives of architecture are legally reserved only for registered architects.