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I enjoyed your bumper 40 Under 40 issue and look forward to following the development of the careers of an exciting array of talent. But I cannot help feeling that there is someone missing.

Surely there is a conservation architect worthy of inclusion?

The stereotype of the historic-buildings architect as a provincial corduroy-trousered sixty-something does not reflect the reality that there are young conservation architects doing energetic, challenging and excellent work. Working on old buildings forms a significant part of the workload of many practices in the UK, but remains a marginal topic in most architecture schools, in the corridors of the RIBA and in the architectural press. Come on AJ, be radical. Give us the shock of the old.

Trevor Hewett, via email

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