in my opinion Software Architecture can be understood either as a field/discipline or an actual way, how the system is designed.
Design Patterns are your tools / methods, well known and proven processes, which help you to design the system such way that it will meet all the requirements (scalability, reliability, security etc)
Name of the book suggests it should be about patterns :)
Robert Varga, Mar 06, 2011
Very helpful Robert. Thanks, Boguslaw.
Oct 21, 2010