An architect is a person or a collective of individuals who have specific qualifications and experience in the planning, design and supervision/overview of a buildings construction.
In the United Kingdom to qualify for the title, name of ‘architect’ a strict criteria is applied. It is important to know that architects have a rigorous academic training of a minimum 7 years with the qualification and registration.
Qualified architectural practises will not only bona fide their qualifications and experience but often have a portfolio of previous work for new clients to scrutinise.
Qualified architects would not have a problem with clients investigating their qualification and work, indeed the qualified architect is rightly proud of their academic background and talent.