Austin Williams must have a strange attitude to architecture when he says 'education is not just a honey pot of cash architects should be bidding for like they would a barn conversion' (AJ 09.06.05).
I do a lot of barn conversions and I do not bid for them.
I think I do them well, having received two conservation awards.
I've 'done' schools; in fact I've 'done' many building types, including barns for farmers, in my 52 years of practice.
Barn conversions are to be someone's home, they deserve and get my architectural input equal to any other job. I am sure I am not alone in my architectural application.
Nick Woodhams, via email PS. I'm not impressed with the new format of the AJ - I have been reading it now for some 60 years. But I do wish you well with it.