This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For other uses of the term, see Architecture.
Architecture aoe
Age BronzeAgeIcon Bronze Age
Researched at Government Center
Research cost
Wood 175
Food 150
Effect Buildings are built in 33% less time and have +20% Hit Points

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.