Robert, hi. Many people who get degrees in architecture never even get to design buildings at all because the field is so competitive. You can end up in a firm doing drafting for other people for many years before you begin to get any chance to really design anything, even assisting. And, right, if you are good enough to get to be the lead on a project, you will almost always be limited by budgets and what the clients want. Not that there's no creativity, but, except in rare cases where someone has such a huge name that they are sometimes asked to do exactly what they want, it is a difficult balance between client, budget, architect and a whole bunch of other things like regulations, structural engineering. I don't mean to be discouraging; there are many architects doing exciting work. But there are also people who spent a ton of time, money and energy getting a masters in architecture who are frustrated because five or ten year later they are still not designing.