A reader named Marc Krawitz writes in with a question. Does anyone have an answer for him?
I’m a recent architecture school graduate, and just wondering:
Given laws in America that don’t specifically require an architect to stamp drawings (as opposed to Europe), are architects economically valuable to a housing and building market/culture that strives for bottom dollar and cheap/fast returns? Assuming that hiring an architect has a positive impact on a project, is the time and financial investment on the part of the client worth it in the long run?
Related: Michael Graves writes about the death of drawing in architecture.