as an employee?
as an artist?
as an employer?
as a manager?
as a mother?
as a husband?
If so, most likely you will get replaced in near future (maybe except for the personal relationships.!!). And you have no right to complain!
For a client an architect may not only be the designer; but also a mentor, friend, technical and financial adviser, negotiator, innovator, artist and also one who care to share the journey. Her role becomes irreplaceable once client find real value other than the mundane details. Though design quality is still the single most differentiator, it is unfortunate that more often, client may not be equipped to fairly judge the quality of design alone.
"A PHILOSOPHY OF 'CAVEAT EMPTOR' HAS NEVER BEEN MORE INEPT"