This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For other uses of the term, see Architecture.
Architecture is a technology researched at the Government Center during the Bronze Age. It improves hit points of all buildings, including walls, by 20% and, decreases the time needed to construct a building by 33%. It costs 150 food and 175 wood.

Only two civilizations lack this technology: the Phoenicians and the Assyrians. This technology provides the greatest benefit if the player attempts to win a game by building a Wonder.