Architect smurf was introduced in Version 1.2.0, which was released in May 2012, on the island. During the game, after reaching the island area, Papa Smurf will ask to build Architect Smurf’s house (hut), this will happen after a discussion takes place between him and other Smurfs:
Smurf 1: Wasn’t there an Architect smurf?
Smurf 2: He retired to smurf a set of condominiums once.
Smurf 3: He retired after they burned down
Papa Smurf: May be if we build him a house, we can convince him to set up a shop again.
Then there will be a quest from Papa Smurf asking to build Architect’s House (Build Architect’s Hut).
Buying Architect smurf’s Hut will unlock the feature to customize mushroom houses (huts) in the island.
Architect’s Hut can only be built in the island area and costs only 1500 gold coins.
If it says, in the island build menu, that Handy Smurf’s Shop is required to build Architect Smurf’s Hut it means that Handy’s Smurfs hut on the mainland area has to be upgraded first so that it unlocks “Handy Smurf’s Shop” and hut customizations on the mainland first, otherwise Architect Smurf’s hut cannot be placed.
So before you get Architect Smurf’s house you need first to upgrade Handy’s Hut in the main village. For more information on how to perform this upgrade please go to Handy Smurf page.