I think Kieran Long may need to qualify his definition of ‘best’ when he says ‘Foreign schools are monopolising the best of British architectural teaching talent’ (Leader, AJ 31.01.08). Does he really mean the most commercially astute? Indeed, Long hints at the true motivation of many architects who tutor at Yale with his comment about Michael Hopkins. The quid pro quo seems to be a theme – be it in commission remuneration or status elevation.Clearly it is extremely difficult for ...
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