A BASINGSTOKE architect has been reprimanded for failing to provide adequate terms of engagement to his client.

Architect Lawrence Stephen Nardi was instructed to assist his clients with the reconfiguration and extension of their home, according to PBC Today

But, he accepted that he failed to provide adequate terms of engagement at any point throughout the project, instead only supplying his clients with a brief outline of his service and costs.

The Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) found that Mr. Nardi failed to comply with the standard of terms contained with Standard 4.4 of the Architects Code, which he accepted amounted to UPC.

PCC noted that Mr. Nardi’s failure to provide adequate terms of engagement was serious and led to misunderstandings and confusion around any constraints or limitations on the responsibilities of the parties.

The Basingstoke man waived his right to have his case heard at a public hearing and agreed a decision could be made by the PCC on the papers alone.

PCC has accepted Mr. Nardi’s admission and insight into his failings, along with his good disciplinary history and considered a reprimand to be the appropriate disciplinary order to impose.