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What do architects or designers usually say when a client tends who claims that he designed the work himself.
The best architect I've ever known always kept this quote pinned to the bulletin board over his desk:
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman
Tell him what a great job he did as you hand him your invoice.
Don't worry about it. Let them design it themselves when they get the next project. ;) It'll come back bite their ass hard.
It all depends on the complexity of the project. It if a Master Bedroom Suite Addition....I would say don't worry about it. If it was a 60+ story building I might check to see if you client stole your architectural stamp...
Loads if residential clients say this shit. Don't worry about it, it just means that they feel some ownership of the process.
+1 gruen. I've had clients say this, and usually count it as a clear indicator I did a great job involving them in the process. Take it as a compliment.
Monty Python - Spam
Success has a thousand fathers, but failure is an orphan. As long as you got paid, take it as a compliment. What else can you do?
If something goes wrong because of your design, believe me, they will suddenly decide that it was all your doing. Hmmmmm, I wonder if their claiming credit would work as a defense in a lawsuit? (No such luck)