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rory olcayto

rory olcayto

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  • Comment on: #GREATSCHOOLS: Take the AJ’s school building survey

    rory olcayto's comment 24-Mar-2015 12:30 pm

    Catherine, yes - we would like to take up your offer, and will of course comply with your terms and conditions. rory olcayto, acting editor.

  • Comment on: AJ/Argent charrette: new visions for Manchester's Airport City

    rory olcayto's comment 8-Mar-2015 6:53 pm

    All practices were paid to contribute by AJ, although the prospect of working with Argent, meeting key Argent staff, and having their work showcased in AJ, as well as in a special book AJ has produced and which will be distributed at MIPIM, was more important to the practices involved. each praxtice will also feature in a breakfast briefing in the manchester bar at MIPIM on thursday. If you are in MIPIM,please come along.

  • Comment on: DRDH or Haworth Tompkins to design London's new concert hall?

    rory olcayto's comment 20-Feb-2015 2:41 pm

    erm waitey - what about: Flannagan Lawrence - royal welsh college of music and drama Allies Morrison – refurb of royal festival hall Page Park – refurb of theatre royal, glasgow

  • Comment on: Universities don’t exist to create oven-ready graduates

    rory olcayto's comment 12-Feb-2015 7:00 pm

    Paul - we will gladly take you up on your offer to come to the MSA awards... and as for writing - please send us your proposal and we will consider it seriously.

  • Comment on: Universities don’t exist to create oven-ready graduates

    rory olcayto's comment 12-Feb-2015 11:26 am

    It's a debate Paul. Thanks for your comment. Not everyone has been as astonished as you, though. If you're a regular reader you'll know too that the AJ editorial team regularly gets out of London. We obviously have more to do to shift your perception of us! You list some of problems facing the profession to do with fees - do you think better trained students will solve them? And don't you think you and those in practice have a role to play too? What's the two years in practice for? Of course, opinion should be treated as opinion, rather than fact - and that's what I've given you. That said, I can’t see what’s unreasonable to suggest to the profession that paying overtime and training future architects should be central to a practice’s duties. You’ve obviously got some thoughts to share though – so could you address how students can become better architects? cheers!

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