Congratulations to Alison! A great achievement. Alison graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Everyone back at home wishes you all the best! Terri Meyer Boake Professor
Comment on: It's time to celebrate Olympic architecture
There does not seem to be any reference here to what has been the protocol for previous Olympics. Was there a gag order on the architects of the Birdsnest and Watercube? The gag order actually seems counterproductive to the Olympic "machine" and I would think that celebrating the Architects and the architecture would only increase public interest and support of all kinds.
As an architectural educator from Canada I now understand why the only two structures that have received any international press are the Orbit Tower (by Arcelormittal, so marketing included in the name) and Zaha's pool (the Dame must be known)! I attempted to visit the Olympic site in March and was met by high security and a very tall fence with a grid so small that I could not even see through most parts. Olympic architecture should be celebrated and not hidden. The Olympic venues would likely get more sponsorship if someone even knew about them. Better for PR.