Architect struck off after being found guilty of failing to declare conflict of interest

Architect handing pen to client to sign documents.
The architect held a conflict of interest with a contractor she recommended to two clients (Image credit: Getty Images)

An architect in Scotland has been removed from the architect's register after being found guilty of "dishonest conduct" that led to financial gain.

Beatriz Torres Aviles was brought before the Architectural Registration Board (ARB) after failing to disclose a conflict of interest with a contractor who she recommended to the two clients.

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