To save money, the owner doesn't want to hire a civil engineer for the project and asks the architect to do the drawings. Is this allowed?
A: The Architect cannot do the drawings because they are not qualified
B: The Architect can do the drawings for the Owner
My initial thought was that the Architect team can do the drawings; the Architect would just hire a civil engineer, which really isn't uncommon.
This question tripped me up a bit. Having the Architect team do the drawings really wouldn't save the client any money because it would be an add-service. The Architect personally couldn't do the drawings because they aren't qualified, but I wasn't sure if 'Architect' meant the 'Architect team' or if it meant just the 'Architect'.
I believe the correct answer is that the Architect cannot do the drawings because they are not qualified. I'm not sure if that is right though.
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