Acoustical Engineer: an individual, or firm, dealing with sound and vibration; in relation to architecture their role is usually associated with the management of sound—how to reduce unwanted sound, how to enhance sound, how to reduce vibrations, etc.

Acropolis: most often refers to the Acropolis (“high city” in Greek) in Athens—an elevated plateau upon which a series of temples is located, including the Parthenon.

Aesthetic: most often refers to the study of sensory and emotional values; sometimes refers to the judgement of taste in relation to a work of art or other visual expression.

Ambulatory: the covered walkway around a cloister (the open courtyard found in many monasteries) or a walkway or aisle within a church ...

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