Six duplex townhomes, all with similiar details, hard from me to beleive these are “built as designed”. This was the worst example, but every one is questionable in some way, above one angle mortar has fallen out exposing a rotting and compressed wood shim between the angle and brick above, some angles are partially buried or near grade, off level, ect. Built 2001, minor step cracking as appeared above angles, some may (recent tuckpointing, different wall) have apeared at a parapet 2 stories up. Most angles are supporting brick veneer, but in some locations such as this one the masonery appears structural.
Issue: evaluation and repair by a masonery contractor, or should an SE look at this?