Message - Re: Why architects so underpaids in architectural firms.

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Posted by  Richard Haut on April 05, 2003 at 04:07:20:

In Reply to:  Re: Why architects so underpaids in architectural firms. posted by shet on April 04, 2003 at 19:17:21:

tricky question. My response was to start a service that tells people about where the real work is.

However it is a cultural change which (in Britain) tries to downgrade the role of the professional.(The sleazy crawling for work in Iraq before the so-called war had even started is probably the worst possible public image for the profession - the worst).

For architects there are two primary things that they can do: one is plain commonsense. If a client does not want to pay, then they are not a client. Simply require to be paid for work (sounds easy, but it needs toughness). The other is that architects have a terrific range of skills. These can be used in consulting and other roles for which they will be paid at a proper rate. (The precise nature of these varies with one architect or parctice to another).

I have put this in a rather trite way - it is a big subject that needs lengthier explanation, but if there is an area where the UK profession has consistently let itself down it is in its failure to ever stand together. It won't, so it is left to the individuals to make their own way.

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