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Getting it right

I got this Andrew Berman practice website from that eminent and persistent discoverer of architectural sites, Eric Morehouse.

You sign up at for his weekly or more frequent email. Berman is based in New York and the site has a neat and neatly organised home page with a single big image of an intriguingly shaped private library in a park with five section headings below.

In don't-make-me-think terms this is the business: you know exactly what to do. The downside is that the type is insanely small and not adjustable and, as you find out when you hit 'projects', image load-up time can be longer than it should be. It has a slightly superfluous 'news' page and in the 'profile' section is a 'philsophy' page. Breathe easy. This is exactly four short lines. Even the biography, frequently an excuse for self-regarding prolixity, does no more than list Yale graduation dates and practice start-up date. You feel very comforted by all this: here is an architect who gets on with doing architecture not bollocksing around. At the very least you'll put him on the list.

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