Originally Posted by sugarbutch
I think this could be easily resolved by saying "ARB-licensed architect" instead of regulating use of a common word.
I really can't understand how you think that would be a suitable resolution. The whole point is that all
architects are fully qualified so that the consumer can't be screwed over by any fraud or quack.
It's no different to other "common words" like general practitioner, surgeon, optometrist, ophthalmologist, surveyor, accountant, engineer, etcetera. All of those professions are regulated in the same way. I just think people have a romanticised vision of architects as artists, that's why they have a problem with it.