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The Northern Architecture Centre is dead; long live the Northern Architecture Centre. Having failed to get lottery funding for an elegant building in Newcastle designed by Snell Associates, the architecture centre has won support from the Arts Council and Northern Arts and is going ahead - without a building. It has just appointed its first programme director, starting on 5 May, who is, appropriately, delighted not to have a permanent physical home. 'With a building there would be endless ...


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