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RIBA blasted over failed RSPCA competition


Completely agree with 'number 5' and I have stated the same many times. Competitions are devaluing our profession in the eyes of clients and the general public as they perpetuate the fact that architects are prepared to work for nothing. If we don't value our time or expertise why should clients & the public? I can't believe the RIBA continues to endorse competitions. It is also a recurring theme that directors claim competitions cost their company money however they probably count free overtime by students and junior architects that have worked for free. It is recently qualified architects that lose out in this, not the companies. If someone is serious about getting ideas from several architects they should pick the ones they like and pay them to work up proposals. Some competitions attract 300+ entrants, all that wasted time and energy and what do people & clients think? Architects have time and money to burn so obviously make too much profit. The RIBA, by endorsing competitions, are literally ruining the profession and encouraging slave labour.

Posted date

4 April, 2019

Posted time

8:15 am