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Practice of Architecture | 2018/02/20

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Daniel Libeskind, Not an Architect

Daniel Libeskind, Not an Architect

Conversations surrounding the topic of the title of Architect and who is and who is not able to call themselves an architect seems to be of great interest these days. Although I realize the debate is often rooted in the process of obtaining an architecture license, I can’t help but wonder how this internal debate effects us externally – if at all. In a recent article in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design titled, Daniel Libeskind Is No Architect, Stephen Hopkins and Brandon Kent addresses the topic with a new perspective on the discussion:

The effort to criminalize alternate uses of the word, and to chastise those designers who use it, is a desperate grasp to retain relevance. And it utterly fails, conveying instead a false sense of superiority that only matters to other architects.

Do you disagree or agree with what Hopkins and Kent have to say? Click HERE to read the article on Fast Company.