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people; Intricacy and respect for existing buildings are the common factors in the otherwise diverse portfolio of the two partners at Haworth Tompkins. Now, they are reviewing the future development of their practice by ruth slavid. photograph by guy jord
Demonstrating economy Retaining the same teams for the construction of a sequence of buildings has proved a success for BAA LyntonSubscription
A newly completed office building at Stansted airport represents the latest stage in the development for client baa Lynton of a building type aimed at achieving the objectives of the Egan report. baa Lynton describes this building, Endeavour House, as the fourth generation of its 'office products' and, as one of the Movement for Innovation demonstration projects, it aims to be:
The evidence from a new survey suggests that architectural practices may be missing out on the advantages of the Net
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Using a mythical pair of architects, Simon and Jeremy, to illustrate management theory gives a new course that personal touch How to get ahead in architectureSubscription
Have you heard the one about the two college friends who set up in practice together? They were great mates, one was married to the sister of the other, things went swimmingly at first, the practice grew, and then it started to go horribly wrong . . . If this sounds extraordinarily familiar, so did it to the people on the first Business Management Training for Architects course run under the auspices of the riba.
The recently established Landscape Agency has a new way of working to allow it to offer appropriate experts for each project Lie of the landSubscription
'Do you think it sounds like an escort agency?' Patrick James asks anxiously, when quizzed about the choice of name for his new operation, The Landscape Agency. The answer to which is 'no', although the three co-founders are presentable enough to moonlight in the unlikely event that times prove hard. What it does sound like is an employment agency, and that is not so far from the truth.
The consultation process over disabled access to the new Sadler's Wells was well-planned and thorough. How has it worked in practice? Designed for accessSubscription
There is something very exciting about a building going to the wire on opening, especially when it has triumphed over adversity as Sadler's Wells has. There was an escalating drama of 'will they or won't they make it', culminating in the opening night when the curtain rose late, but to cheers, with the award of the performance licence.
Architects' ability to take the holistic view makes them good project managers. But not everybody appreciates the fact Put aside your pencilsSubscription
One of the less obvious losses resulting from the Arts Council's undermining of plans for Bristol's Harbourside Centre was the opportunity to see an architect act as project director for such a high-profile project. Two candidates were shortlisted for the role, both originally qualified as architects. Tony Bartho, who had only recently set up his own project- management consultancy had been told he was the preferred candidate and that his appointment only needed Arts Council approval. ...