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A question of mystique

Non-architects often ask questions which boil down to: 'If structural designers make it stand up and interior designers choose finishes, why do people employ architects?' You can respond to this with a whimper or a sneer, a grovelling selfjustification or a head butt, but only looking at the questioner in disbelief, as if to say: 'You didn't mean that to come out, did you?' and politely letting them change the subject, allows you to maintain the mystique which exists around architecture. ...

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