Like any old profession, Architecture is rife with a dense jargon that can sometimes make it difficult for an outsider to understand what an architect is trying to say. We do our best to avoid confusing our clients, but we are not immune to this and have been known to use the native language of our people. It should be said too, that these words, shorthands, and concepts have been created for a reason, and if you are embarking on a project, we do try to make sure some of these basic words and concepts are explained.
A new resource has just been made that will make this much easier. A full Architectural Dictionary! We will be pointing all future clients to this to use in case anything we say needs some translation.