Comment on: Spending Review: CABE closed down
I think its a shame, one more opportunity for mediocre design to rear its ugly head within the public realm. CABE didn't always get it right, but any sort of constructive criticism that raises the debate on good design should be welcomed rather than stifled. What's next, English Heritage?
Comment on: Fewer architects on dole despite spending cuts
It would be interesting to see how many architects have actually been re-employed as architects, rather than moving careers. Architects by their very nature are a resourceful bunch, and highly unlikely to remain 'unemployed' for long, but the messages that we're getting back from colleagues in other practices is that things are still tough and people are still working reduced hours on a reduced salary, with very few new posts being created.