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Yes, please and fix defects too!
There’s some discussion on whether architects should code or not:
This is related to Coplien’s ArchitectAlsoImplements organisational pattern.
Even though “architect” has been part of my job title for some years now, I don’t make a big distinction between architecture and programming. One is high level design, the other one is low level design, but what high and low means, depends a lot on the size of the project.
In my ideal company Architects fix defects too.