Despite the many political advantages of having a coherent field, architecture remains fractured into diverse sub-fields of knowledge whose names and boundaries vary depending on the context, each with different research methodologies, disciplinary standards and social structure (for example: technology which can be subdivided into such areas as structures, lighting, hvac, and materials; or architectural theory which can been seen as an independent field or one containing all or part of history, design methods and sociocultural studies). However, new research and forms of representation that suggest the possibility of a coherent and unified discipline. This paper will argue for conceiving of architecture as a single field, describing the development and application of knowledges as a political strategy to advance the societal position of the field.