‘Sleek and modern’ or ‘wonky and industrial’: A reminder of an architect’s dutiesMarch 2019
A recent decision in the Technology and Construction Court has found that an architect was negligent for altering the design of a cinema room without first informing or agreeing the changes with his clients.
Although it is a fact specific case, it provides useful guidance on the duties and obligations that the court expects an architect to meet. This includes the importance of clear and accurate record keeping and ensuring that architects have finalised written briefs prior to commencing work on a project, as well as complying with the RIBA Code of Professional Conduct and the ARB Code of Conduct.
Nathan Modell and Priya Thakrar provide more detail in their article here.Download PDF