They plan and develop designs for buildings, and create concepts for buildings. An architects greatest responsibility is to make sure the buildings don't fall down and the building is structurally sound. An architect goes through many years and options for education, 5 or 6 year program for a bachelor degree, 4 year under grad program, 3-4 years for a pro master achitechture degree after a four year program. Although there is a lot of education to become an architect when you finish your education you are still not a licensed architect. To become a licensed architect a person must have taken a architect registration exam, to be licensed and join in an internship development program.