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The young continue to lose respect for architects, research shows

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Young people are increasingly disrespectful of the position architects hold in society, new research shows.

Data produced for the annual Consensus at Work study shows that fewer young people believe architecture or engineering to be respected occupations.

It shows that while 86 per cent of adults think the role of architects is worthwhile, only 75 per cent of 16-24 year olds do. These figures have steadily fallen over the last five years.

Researchers suspect that this is because of the rise of figures from the 'dotcom' generation.

However Simon Allford, RIBA vice-president for education, insisted the figures represent a positive for the profession.

'Architectural education is currently more popular than it has ever been, with existing courses receiving ever-increasing numbers of applicants and new courses emerging successfully.

'This is despite the fact that architecture is, in the main, a five-year full time course with a minimum of two years training in practice.

'This is remarkable given the level of student debt that is inevitably accrued,' Allford added.

by Ed Dorrell

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