And so on to the AJ's Small Projects party. Thanks to DSDHA's Deborah Saunt for stepping in at the last moment to give an impassioned speech on the importance of smaller schemes and how up-andcoming practices should look after one another. An important message. Those present included the winners, Paterson Architects, who'd come all the way down from Scotland for the bash, and the highly commended firm, Nord Architecture, who also travelled from north of the border. Interestingly both are graduates of the Mack. The youthful Scottish scene seems really rather healthy - especially when one considers that Nord picked up the top prize last year. Come on England, its time to start performing.