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Mane chance

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The annual dinner of CABE's design review panel this week marked the end of an era for Peter Stewart, director of design review, who leaves at the end of March. He will be much missed, not least for his mastery of the telling anecdote. One of his recent favourites: Alvar Aalto was once invited to a school where health and safety requirements had dominated the design thinking. His comment: 'But what would happen if a lion came in through the window?'

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