A building designer has been prosecuted and hit with a heavy fine in NSW for breaching the Architects Act by posing as a professional architect when conducting business with clients.

The NSW Architects Registration Board (NSWARB), the state body responsible for protecting the rights of architectural services clients, has successfully prosecuted Timothy Treleaven for misrepresenting himself as an architect after receiving complaints from a number of dissatisfied clients. These clients included the Davies family from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, who were perturbed…