chapter  35
Part 2 The professional context in the twenty-first century
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Sir Michael Latham was responsible for initiating a process of reform in the procurement of buildings which has profoundly influenced the way that architects exercise their craft. As he notes in his paper, many architects may not be aware of the role that his, and later Lord Egan’s, reports have played, though they may grumble in a general way about their loss of status and of control. He points out that members of the building industry, like those in all businesses, encounter dilemmas of many kinds daily, but he concentrates on the issues he sought to address in relation to the position of the architect.