Warning! Archispeak is not a lawyer, we just play one on this podcast. In episode 52, we partner with the prestigious law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe to discuss the dark side of the profession: liability. Every architect or student hoping to become one needs to understand what their liability will be and we start by looking at a California Supreme Court ruling, which opens up architects to decisions made by an owner regardless of the recommendations of the architect.
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- Lawsuit Suggests New Liability for Architects - Architectural Record
- Architects and Design Professionals Can Be Held Liable For Defects Based On Third Party Claims - Low, Ball & Lynch - Attorneys at Law
- California Supreme Court Expands Architect Liability for Negligent Design - Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo - A Professional Law Corporation
- Supreme Court of California - Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, et al.
- Life of an Architect - Architecture and Math
- Dewey, Cheatem & Howe - Wikipedia
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