Do you need to understand Architecture to photograph it well?

I love the design of buildings, but I don't know how they are engineered or put together. I know that buildings are designed with material stresses in mind, how the environment affects it and how people or materials are moved within the building.

But I just like the design, the "look", the lighting and shapes of buildings. That is what I would like to capture on film.

That is what I appreciate in good architectural photographs.