Originally Posted by chris638
Where did you get this information? This doesn't even make sense.
Have you ever looked into architecture or engineering programs at a major university? Engineering students are graduated in 4 years, maybe 5 if they take their time. You can't call yourself an architect for eight years plus. An architect has to study engineering and art, has to know codes, has to make it all work. Not that it is easy to be a PE, but I come from a place populated mostly by engineers. You can't spit without hitting an engineer in this town. Hell, my previous employer called me
an "engineer" even though I don't have the degree. Engineers are great and all, but an architect should know his stuff.