Re: Re: AAI letter to RIAI-unpaid work
I think the AAI are missing the point in trying to pin the blame on “employer” Architects for asking “employee” Architects to work for free on Competitions when, as we all know, the Commissioning Client in an Architectural Competition is the real culprit. For millennia Architects have agreed to enter competitions for minor and major projects, effectively at no cost, with no guarantee even if they win of getting a decent reward or recognition for their efforts, or even of a commitment to build the winning scheme.
If members of the AIA feel exploited let them submit their designs for these competitions for free under their own names. Otherwise don’t agree to take part.
As for Architects Award schemes. Where do I start……….