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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hamilton Advertiser


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article had incorrectly claimed that a 20-year-old from the Stonehouse area had become the youngest chartered architect in the United Kingdom.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC helped to negotiate publication of the following correction:

IN an article in the Advertiser's December 3 2009 issue, concerning the academic achievements of young Stonehouse man Craig Smith, we said that he had qualified to become the youngest chartered architect in the United Kingdom. This was incorrect.

The title "Architect" is legally protected and can only be used by someone who has registered with the Architects Registration Board. 20-year-old Craig is currently a student member of his professional institute, the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). As Craig has completed an HND in computer aided architectural design, he now has to upgrade to Associate membership (ACIAT). The next stages are for him to meet the requirements for becoming a professionally qualified Architectural Technician (TCIAT), and then a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT).

Date Published: 11/06/2010

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