Sunday, June 7, 2009

How to sell Architecture

Image from Architectural Record

After getting laid off what’s an architect to do but sell out his ego? John Morefield in Seattle has set up a booth offering architectural advice at a market place. He goes on to say that he doesn’t actually issue drawings over the counter but offer advice for 5 cents which he contributes to the local food bank, hoping for the prospective client to come by with a bigger job.
In all of this what he questions is “do Architects only cater to the upper class?” Shouldn’t Architects cater to other social strata’s as well? In the US only 2% of houses are designed by Architects. How many of the houses in Sri Lanka are designed by Architects?