Judging by your statement, one could get the impression that you'd gladly dive into the world of candy/disneyland photography.
I'm sorry but you are mistaken. Architecture IS about lighting and composition.. If someone doesn't realise it then I don't know how can someone shoot architecture and be proficient in it.
Well, I think you can certainly achieve impactful images without resorting to fantasy. And while much architecture does make lighting a strong consideration, most designers are concerned with the actual light levels necessary as appropriate to the environment while trying to maintain efficiency in energy usage. When you take that in conjunction with the fact that no lighting can be designed to be optimal for a single point of view (camera) then the best lit spaces in the world might not be photogenic at all.
I have seen lighting design get much better in the last 20 years, and that has made my job a little easier, but I've yet to meet a space that couldn't use a little help, and while I find Marc's pictures quite good, I can't help but feel that a few lights here and there would of added extra richness and sparkle.
Edit: Regardless of any criticism, Marc knows I think very highly of his work.
I regret that I never save my initial captures of a space to compare a heavily lit interior with the scene in it's natural state.
Here is a job, though, that employed substantial lighting on every shot...Image links to site.
I do try to be open to other points of view, and other ways of working, but it seems the more pictures I look at the more committed I become to dragging all my crap to every shoot.
We all have our own markets, and our approaches have to find equilibrium with those markets. I am fortunate that my clients expect me to take the time that I like to take. In that time, of course, we are missing numerous other photos that could be shot if I just showed up with a camera, but in the end the client and myself have to ask what has more value in selling their design, several photos that are just ok or a few exceptional ones. I struggle with that balance on every shoot... making sure the projects are thoroughly documented without compromising my standards and WHILE STAYING ON BUDGET!!!!!