When will these fraudsters learn?
The BBBB would not know a Beautiful Building if it Bit them on the Bum.
The trouble is that the ‘office to resi’ is not the issue, the non application of the National Space Standards is. Most redundant office buildings make excellent homes IF designed by architects to the NSS. The problem is the desire to maximise developer profits beyond reasonable by not paying for them to be designed by qualified people and not building them to regulations and good practice.
Why should the ARB be penalised if there has been an increase in people using the title ‘architect’ illegally. Tightening the existing legislation by making it illegal for those unsuitably qualified (by not being a chartered professional in that field) to offer services to the public would have prevented the Grenfell fire and consequently saved loads of money.
How on earth did Hackett think it acceptable to appoint non architects as architectural advisors. Pure incompetence.
Whilst agreeing with the previous two comments, surely it is important for the chair of ANY committee to have some knowledge and education in that subject. Mr. Scuton has demonstrated his lack of knowledge many times. Much in the way of many public figures.