References to architecture are everywhere: in every article, in every ad. And we take this word for granted. We all seem to understand what it means. But there isn't any wellaccepted definition of software architecture. Are we all understanding the same thing? We gladly accept that software architecture is the design, the structure, or the infrastructure. Many ideas are floating around concerning why and how you design or acquire an architecture and who does it. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about Software Architecture.