Brief: The Australian Institute of Architects NSW chapter president Ms Kathlyn Loseby has released a statement pointing to poor procurement processes, a failing regulatory system and the diminished role of architects as having created a “perfect storm” that threatens the quality and safety of multi residential developments.

“While it is not clear from much of the media discussion about recent high profile multistorey residential complexes, NSW State Environment Planning Policy no 65 (SEPP 65) stipulates that an architect must be responsible for the design of these buildings,” Ms Loseby said.

“Through their training and professional codes, architects are uniquely positioned to deliver positive outcomes for end users.”

Read the full statement.