# What is an Architect?
An Architect is a SubQuery network participant who creates SubQuery projects for Indexers to index.
# Requirements to become an Architect
As Architects will be creating SubQuery projects, a technical background is highly recommended. Creating SubQuery projects involves reading technical documention and writing code. Having said this, there are numerous resources and a SubQuery academy course that takes a beginner developer through the journey of creating SubQuery projects very quickly.
Architects may be dApp developers, data analytics experts, or someone with a solid technical background willing to learn some simple coding concepts. Architects may also be Indexers and host a node and serve blockchain data to Consumers and be reward.
# Benefits of being an Architect
- Utilise your existing technical knowledge to earn rewards.
- Contribute to the network by providing SubQuery projects that the market demands.
# How Architects are rewarded?
Architects can sell their services for creating SubQuery projects. Here, Architects can determine what SubQuery projects the Consumer market demands and build projects specifically for these Consumers. Alternatively, Architects can also index their own projects, and thus also become an Indexer and gain rewards from serving query data to Consumers.
# Next steps
You can already become an architect today, all you need to do is learn how to build a SubQuery project. View the quick start guide here to get started!