Comment on: No mothers need apply
It helped me out a great deal to have the reduced maternity RIBA subscription when I had children and was struggling with finances due to childcare costs and reduced earnings.
So THANK YOU Chris Roche.
Are statements that new houses are being built too small now considered 'derogatory language'?
Making space standards part of the building regulations would be make the rules consistent for everyone in the country, how is that controversial?
Comment on: BBC apologises to Hadid over Qatar allegations
The Today interview was poor but Janice Turner’s article ’Hadid’s Deals with Despots Come at a Price’ in The Times yesterday was very good - if uncomfortable - reading. It centred on the issue of morality and architecture and asked whether architects have an ethical duty to question who they work for and for what purposes they serve.
“Of all art, architecture requires the deepest faith and investment in your vision from those with money to burn. And who has dosh for grand projects but oligarchs, Chinese party high-ups and kleptocrats?”
Of course there is serious money and backing behind certain grand projects and a chance to build something beautiful but if starchitects don’t take an ethical stand or use their influence they have to campaign for safety then the chance is that they will be remembered as a bunch of latter day Albert Speers.
What has Jane found to be workable with regard to the full inclusion of disabled staff and clients?
Is the office fully wheechair accessible and what adaptions needed to be made? If so, were the implications of costs and disruption on the business manageable?
How many Part II women Architects has Jane mentored through Part III in her own practice over the years?
How many women Architects with children under 5 has the practice employed over the years?
What challenges have the issues of lack of experience and the need for flexible working brought? What has Jane's practice been doing differently to other practices in overcoming these challenges over the years?