As with so many things that are over-regulated, everyone is "duty bound " to follow a process or worse a whole bunch of them.
In most cases people forget how to recognise and strive towards a positive outcome and they just keep ticking off their check list of things they "must do".
Isn't it time we went back to focus more on what we are trying to achieve in the Built Environment rather than blindly following multiple sets of rules that usually obscure and prevent meeting the true objectives.
Comment on: Fake architect fined following ARB probe
As a Chartered Builder & Construction Manager, I, like many "Qualified Architectural Technicians" and others who may be CAD Operatoras or similar, include "Architectural Services" as one of the many Built Environment " Services that I offer.
There are also many "Building Trade" Websites that include "Architectural Services" as one of there "Trades".
In no way do any of these purport that this is a claim to be an "Architect" and should not be construed as such by ARB or anyone else.
I agree that the Professional term of "Achitect" should be protected. It is a disgrace that the job descriptions of "Engineer" or Surveyor" are not similarly protected in UK the way they are in many other countries by Licencing or similar means.