Following my post on Passive House Designers and the vitriolic (and some lovely) comments, let’s now take the argument a stage further:
Yet the actual design of the house (or in fact any other building) can be done by ANYBODY !
The ONLY professional specifically trained to design buildings (not as an adjunct to a course) is I believe, the architect.
My proposal is therefore very simple – All planning applications should be submitted under the principal of an architectural practice.
This isn’t a revolutionary idea and is adopted by many countries France (as example) being one. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE FRENCH PLANNING SYSTEM
So, let’s open it up – the proposal is simple – Should Architects be the only people suitably qualified to submit planning applications ?