Agreed! Two of my brothers are architects and they would not agree with this statement.
Well, in Polish „architekt” is always an artist, though that can't be always said about his work – he might have done some „chałtura”(a shoddy, inartistic job, done purely for money) this time. ;)
Obviously, there are some artists(not just architects) that only do „chałtury” their whole life, for economical reasons, but… Well, that's life for you, and it doesn't say anything about their potential ability for artistry. ;)