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Architects Say Story Degrades Profession

April 24, 1988

I started John McCafferty's article (April 10) with empathy and delight that someone was going to poke some fun at the "small-time bureaucrats." I finished the article in anger and dismay.

He has done more to damage the public perception of architects and their services than any other individual in recent memory.

His statement that Gary would provide the same services as an architect for only $1,300 is untrue. His inference that the only difference between a designer and an architect was an "AIA" label is untrue. His intimation that all an architect does is provide plans is untrue. His statement that architectural services on a $70,000 project would cost $13,000 or $130,000 is untrue.

I would hope that in the remaining three articles there would be some kind of vindication for the architects you've slurred, if not an outright apology.

GLEN M. JACKSON

Manhattan Beach

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