If a client is commercially motivated at the cost of the project's design maturity.
If the client negotiates beyond reasoning and is unable to understand the importance and quantity of intangible work involved.
If the client is not willing to follow standards such as soil testing, electronic site surveys, abiding mandates and byelaws etc.
If the client gives priority to some pre-conceived notions over bringing out the potentials of the project.
If another architect was involved and was not paid / acknowledged for his / her efforts.
If we're denied of our design credits or our photographic rights at the end of the project.
If the client has mismanaged the project's time and wants the burden to be transfered to the architect at the cost of design process and creativity. Creativity cannot be rushed and will end up costing a lot in the long run.
If the client is obsessed over social stigmas like Vastu / Fengshui to the extent it interferes in getting the basics of a good design. However we make sure we work along these without any compromise on the design, if the client is willing to rationalise on the subject.
If the client wants an exact copy of another design done by us or any other architect./p>
If there're too many stake holders involved in taking basic design decisions. We can work only for one master who'll be the voice of all stake holders.
We need our creative freedom to work on any project. If we're dictated about what to do, we'll wonder why we're hired in the first place.
If the client will conveniently pass payment delays on his/her side to be handled by an accountant but insists on progress in our work, without understanding we're dependent on it.