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John Kellett

John Kellett


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  • Comment on: Architects welcome Corbyn victory

    John Kellett's comment 14-Sep-2015 10:30 am

    Dear AJ, you are joking aren't you? Or are you merely referring to London architects?

  • Comment on: AJ Survey: Who should be the next Labour leader?

    John Kellett's comment 30-Aug-2015 10:04 am

    Do the candidates know what architecture is and architects are? No other politician does! Since the majority of the population have no real idea about our profession either, merely a media induced impression, democracy will never create a decent urban environment anyway.

  • Comment on: Architects welcome RIBA plans to strengthen chartered criteria

    John Kellett's comment 1-Jun-2015 12:49 pm

    The only financial obstacle for those born without a silver spoon in their mouths (as it were) it that imposed by practices not paying a sensible salary to graduates entering the profession. How that issue is overcome is a very different issue to that of the cost of education and the proposed changes by the RIBA are a start. Speaking personally, getting a loan to cover the cost of my education as an architect would have been far preferable to the old grant system.

  • Comment on: RIBA councillor slams delegation to Israel

    John Kellett's comment 13-Nov-2014 12:54 pm

    The RIBA Council has no mandate from members to get involved with foreign politics other than matters of direct architectural concern. Matters such as those discussed above may be of interest to architects as individuals but are of no concern of a professional body.

  • Comment on: Labour calls for more competitions and a UK-wide festival of architecture

    John Kellett's comment 24-Sep-2014 1:30 pm

    Oh, how lovely, more 'competitions'. I do so love working for free when I have a mortgage to pay and family to feed. There is no money to venture, therefore there can be no gain. Does the Labour Party have any grip at all on reality? Most architects earn less than most professionals. Including those professionals paid by the state, who are, apparently, all underpaid! Hours on PQQs when they should take minutes, designing 'competition' entries to Stage 3 and beyond without costs, etc. The RIBA may be a charity but few architect's practices are.

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