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Is Rothmire's Salisbury slur the real deal?


I would like to respond to the challenge laid down in the highly personalised letter from David Rothmire for architects who voted for Ian Salisbury to write in to your publication (AJ 24.2.05).

I'm not sure what interest 'Mr Rothmire' represents but, having checked the register, his absence from it indicates that he is unable to vote. There's no record of any person of that name on www.192. com, even though it returned my address, directorship and contact details that I entered to check its accuracy.

Have we found the 'unnamed source' at the ARB? Or is this another example of unelected non-architects attempting to exert undue and unrepresentative influence over the profession?

It would be useful for 'Mr Rothmire' to state what error has resulted in his omission from the register, if only to avoid any allegation that he is a 'plant' or the alter-ego of some unnamed individual with an interest. Such postings are undignified and it can only harm the standing of our profession when gutter tactics are employed.

Readers need to ask themselves who could possibly wish to anonymously rubbish Salisbury and if this is at all necessary considering his resignation was a 'notable non-event'.

Mark Benzie, C3 Design

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