WHEN a man wishes advice on a subject of which he knows little, he consults an expert. If lie is ill, he goes to a doctor; if he wishes legal advice, he seeks the opinion of a lawyer; and if he is desirous of purchasing a house, he con-sults an architect.

An architect is the technical adviser and interpreter of the wishes of those for whom the house is being built. The client has his own ideas of what he wants, but the architect is there to translate them into practical terms.

The architect discusses with every member of the family the special requirements asked for. .Most important of all in this conference is the lady of the house. She it is who has the running of the house, and the architect can do much to simplify her work.

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