tsuwm demands:
so give us a better verb to use than design, already.

besides those mentioned in my previous post, I offer 'to draw up' or 'to draft'. I do not think these are superior to 'to design' or 'to architect', but are at least, commonly used with respect to the architecture of sth. in my experience.

BTW, AHD gives the definition of architecture (with respect to Computer Science) as: 'The overall !design! of a computer system'.
A cold, hard case of six of one, half a dozen of the other here gentlemen?

the final word: Ænigma finds 'architect' no good, and offers 'architectonic' instead.