The Difference between an Architect and a Builder

An architect is the person who design a building, who draws up the plans and plays close attention to the social and economical factors affecting a build. He knows where the stairways and the windows go to make the building aesthetically beautiful, he considers the experience of the user and is responsible for managing the creation. The architect will check in during a build to cast a critical eye as someone removed from the day to day. This helps keep standard hight and direction true.

The builder is the person who builds what the architect envisioned. He puts it together under the supervision from the architect. He must do the physical work, understand the best practice and conform to regulations which are cascaded from the architect.

A good architect understands a builders situation and designs/manages to their ability, budget and timeframe etc. They also have an understanding of their ability and know how to maximise potential with an efficient workflow. The best architects have a great understanding of building practice and have often had first hand experience over many years.

Many builders could put together a house without an architect, but to create a truly beautiful, individual, efficient, sensitive, sustainable and impressive building the guiding hand of an architect is required.

Personally I feel many parallels can be drawn from this relation to that between a bodybuilder and their coach. I also feel the same principles stand true. As a bodybuilder, If you want to create a masterpiece it is worth investing in a ‘BodyArchitect’. Lay all the information down on the table, genetic potential, current state, financial restrictions, time restrictions, social restrictions and let them design the best outcome they can with sensitivity to external factors.

When it comes to choosing your ‘architect’ as with the original comparison, experience, portfolio, style and cost etc should all be carefully considered. But, ultimately the reason they exist is because they serve great purpose.


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Danny • 2 years ago

Hi Bryn Great web site and some of the tips (diet, work out plans etc) have come in really useful. With regards to nutrition, how important is it hitting your daily Carb intake when looking to increase muscle mass? I find it pretty easy to hit my Protein and Fat goals (according to but seem to struggle with finding the right carbs to include in my diet. My carbs consist of oats, brown rice, pasta and sweet potatoes but from calculations, it doesn't seem like I am getting enough. Just thought I would get your opinion on it. Thanks

BrynRayFitness • 2 years ago

Hi Daniel, Carbs are very important while gaining mass. As protein and fats tend to have an upper limit as to what is useful that additional fuel to grow comes from carbohydrate. When putting on size you don't need to worry as much about carb sources as long as they are wholesome and starch based. I find a great way to get them in is mashed potato and wholewheat pasta. Cheers, Bryn

Daniel • 2 years ago

Hi Bryn Thanks for getting back to me. With regards to carbohydrates, would you say to reduce them in the lead up to a desired goal (i.e. a holiday, event etc) to help promote more of a lean physique? I also read somewhere that you stopped taking Creatine two weeks out from a shoot, is this to ensure the water retention that can occur is gone from your system? Thanks Danny

BrynRayFitness • 2 years ago

Hi Danny, Yes - I would do a depletion phase followed by a loading phase. Done correctly this will dry your physique out giving it a harder and more cut look. I stop with the creatine as a precaution but it stores water within the cell so shouldn't make much difference. Cheers, Bryn


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By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


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