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Don't let our education go the way of mainstream mediocrity

Inhabiting a world of detailed constraints, architects are sometimes blind to the fact that we win skirmishes but continuously retreat. In the process, we endlessly invent new ways to surmount challenges; subversion of rules has become our stock in trade. We have to deploy considerable resources to combat statutory nonsense, hence the increasing number of experts on audit and litigation. Think also of the exponential rise in advisers on planning, health and safety, building regulation, ...

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