448. Effect of death or disability.

The contract of employment of an architect or engineer is a personal one, and consequently there is an implied condition that the contract will only continue so long as the person employed remains alive, and in sufficiently good health to perform his part of the contract1. For this reason the death, insanity, or continued disablement by illness of the architect dissolves the contract of employment2, and thereafter neither party (nor, in case of death, the representatives of the deceased) can bring a claim for breach of contract save in respect of a right of action which accrued before the