Reader K. Zachary purports that architects have never been Hollywood heroes. However, there's a juicy list of movies with leading men who just happen to work as architects. Still, Zachary's right--the job is really just an accessory, like a cool car and cute dog. And Hollywood loves those models. Just look at Richard Gere, in Intersection. And actors love to play architects--all those erections.
I live within walking distance of Sci-Arc, in industrial LA, and have always thought that it's the perfect location for an urban mystery. All those late nights, professional jealousies and young men and women on the edge. And they work with sharp objects.