While coming to office today I was reading the last article An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect of April 2008 issue. This one is probably the most realistic thought I have ever read about being true architect.
Some of the cool thoughts,
Knowledge of technology is only one, albeit important, domain that an architect needs to command.
As team leader, an architect may not be required to perform line management duties, but may be called upon to be an icon for the rest of the team, providing confidence, insight, motivation, and inspiration.
Well, not quite. N-tier is a vague term at best
An architecture framework is a structure that removes some of the wheel reinvention that would otherwise occur.
This one is a must read article.