Master Builder

Architect used to mean master builder. It was someone charged with making a building useful and beautiful. Someone with mastery of the whole process from conception to the final nail. How does one become a master builder of software? What is it to have mastery of the whole process? Is it even possible?

I wish to become a master builder of software systems, with a focus on web applications. I don't know if it's possible but I think it's worth trying.

I'm going to write about my attempt and share whatever I find out along the way.