Being described as 'up and coming' is not always a great boon. But it makes for good headlines, as the Observer proved last Sunday with its list of younger people who are going to have a big impact in the next 20 years. On the architectural front, Foreign Office Architects gets the nod, though there was also a place for designer Thomas Heatherwick. The last time the paper did this was in 1979. Then the nominated architect was Nick Lacey, still doing great designs and looking for the really major project to crown his career.
Perhaps it will be his Thames island scheme, if he can get the Port of London Authority to call off its dogs.