Hi Mikayla, your query seems too generic and bit tricky to answer as there are several network vertical now a days like, routing & switching, Security, Collaboration, Service provider, Cloud, cyber security, Wireless, Data Center, etc.. Especially in the current demand, it has more sub verticals too.
Network Architects role generally involves in designing, implementing networking solutions for technical and non-technical organisations. You shall go through these verticals from the below link,
Cisco Certification Path : https://www.cisco.com/c/en_in/training-events/training-certifications/certifications.html.
You shall choose either one of the track of your choice or the one which suits your skill set and purse it to be a Architect in that particular track, else you shall also try to acquire all tracks and become a one-stop, Network Architect serving millions of networking solutions. Please remember, it's a long journey and would take years and years.
To Kick start you shall start with good and deep understanding of Desktop Architecture as most network devices are designed in similar way and proceed with initial networking concepts, certifications, etc.. You shall also opt to choose your degree program to help your dream journey.
Wishing you all success for your journey..