Do architects even know this? I’m in the 2nd year of a 3-year master’s program and some of this is news to me.
A ‘shocking’ and ‘depressing’ new survey has revealed that the British public is largely ignorant of some of the key services offered by architects.
72 per cent of respondents to a survey commissioned by InBuilding.org are unaware that architects apply for planning permission and a staggering 86 per cent have no idea architects select and manage contractors.
Less than a fifth know architects prepare construction drawings, and only nine per cent understand that they control site budgets; 15 per cent don’t even know that architects design buildings.
Norfolk-based architect and ARB board member Ruth Brennan says: ‘Most people I meet who are not involved in construction have no idea that architects differ, that we do not all design glass shards or buildings with their pipes wrapped around their exteriors.’
THIS IS A MASSIVE PROBLEM!