Civil Engineering vs. Architecture

What is the difference between civil engineering and architecture?
posted by Ashley, brooklyn ny on March 29, 2012

Answer by Dr. Folake O Akintayo

Civil Engineering is a profession where a knowledge of the sciences and technology is utilised for planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of facilities such as roads, bridges, buildings, waterworks , wastewater treatment plant, etc. for the benefit of mankind. It is a people-oriented profession where the overall well-being of the society is efficiently and effectively handled. Architecture is mainly concerned with efficient and effective way of utilising space to provide beautiful buildings (residences , offices, stadia, recreational facilities, etc.) for mankind.