Paul Clerkin wrote:Sums up the RIAI position....The Irish Times......the study found that 94 per cent believe that anyone wishing to call him or herself an architect should have appropriate educational or professional qualifications.
The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) has given a broad welcome to the Competition Authorityâ€™s report on the architecture profession which was published on 7 March. Commenting on the report, RIAI Director, John Graby, welcomed the fact that the Competition Authority recognised that there were few barriers to competition in the profession. "Architecture is a client focused profession. RIAI members always strive to provide their clients with the most professional service available. This ethos includes competitiveness and the Competition Authority report recognises this fact," John Graby said.
1. If someone came to my door and said 'should someone be qualified to do there job' -I would say yes... Of course 94% said yes...Are you sure that article was in The Irish Times- cause it sounds more like something from The Sun...the thing is- I am qualified to do my job!! You just want to tell me and people like me that I have to work under a "Qualified" Architect. Why can't you see what I'm trying to say????!!!! I AM qualified. You are trying to say that Technical Architects are NOT qualified to do the job. This is the problem... You would like to FOOL the public into thinking that RIAI qualification is better than the rest- but it simply is not true- it's just different!!
2. Of course the "director of the RIAI" would say that this whole thing is not going to destroy competition as we know it. How could he admit such a thing? He's after the interests of his own people, the MRIAI, who shall get all the jobs, when this Bill is made into an Act...