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Steven Palmer

  • Chipperfield frustrates Wilford with German literary success

    21-Mar-2002

    Michael Wilford's German practice Schupp Wilford is to issue a complaint to the Museum of Modern Literature competition organisers in Marbach, Germany, after the practice's winning scheme was dumped and the fourth place entry from David Chipperfield (pictured) was selected for the £5 million project.
  • Livingstone in 'exceptional' U-turn over City Academy

    21-Mar-2002

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has backed down over his decision to block the controversial £22 million City Academy in Southwark.
  • Luxury housing grinds to a halt as Georgian church crumbles

    21-Mar-2002

    The sudden collapse of a west London Georgian church has halted a £4 million Manhattan Loft Corporation luxury housing scheme.
  • ARB committee suspends architect in landmark case

    7-Mar-2002

    The ARB found Welsh architect Llywd Edwards guilty of serious professional incompetence and unacceptable professional conduct at a Professional Conduct Committee last week. The case marks the first finding of serious professional incompetence by the ARB and means Edwards is suspended from practice for six months.
  • BDP and BCSC chart the future of urban retail design

    7-Mar-2002

    BDP and the British Council of Shopping Centres have unveiled their Urban Design for Retail Environments document, which aims to set design standards for shopping centres for the next decade.
  • EH staff set to walk out over pay

    28-Feb-2002

    English Heritage staff are to strike over pay - a move that will delay planning decisions and provide a tough baptism for incoming boss Simon Thurley.
  • Heads above water in the crime tidal wave

    28-Feb-2002

    As the crime rate soars architectural practices have found themselves in the firing line. Steven Palmer asks how firms in 'up and coming areas' can avoid becoming victims
  • Croydon reaches for the sky with £500m towers vision

    21-Feb-2002

    Croydon councillors have launched an ambitious £500 million scheme to redevelop the town's Fairfield Halls site. It includes plans for a 64-storey skyscraper flanked by two 40-storey towers.
  • Foster reveals 'crystal jewel box' for Boston

    21-Feb-2002

    Foster and Partners has unveiled its £297 million design for the Boston Museum of Fine Art. The plan will result in a 'crystal spine'running the full east/west axis of the building. The architect has also designed a further wing on the western edge of the museum and a study centre. Conservation studios and scientific research labs will be expanded and relocated to the study centre, as well as the museum's library and curatorial offices.
  • Green RIBA chief savages 'shortsighted' energy targets

    21-Feb-2002

    RIBA vice-president for sustainable development Professor Peter Smith has slammed the government's latest energy review - for not being ambitious enough.
  • North London practices are targeted in crime rampage

    21-Feb-2002

    A rash of break-ins has hit architectural practices in Camden, north London - one office being the target of armed raiders.
  • Transport to bear the brunt of London's £67m budget cuts

    21-Feb-2002

    Investment in the Crossrail link, Thames river crossings and flagship town centre schemes may be shelved following the decision by the London Assembly to block mayor Ken Livingstone's full budget.
  • Architects scoop £8.8bn rail design work bonanza

    14-Feb-2002

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  • Southwark threatens Mayor Livingstone with legal action

    14-Feb-2002

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  • Birmingham reveals HOK Eastside masterplan

    7-Feb-2002

    Birmingham City Council has unveiled its HOK-designed Eastside masterplan. It will take 10 years to complete and result in a staggering £6 billion of investment pouring into the city.
  • National Audit Office salutes HLM's PFI college scheme

    7-Feb-2002

    The National Audit Office has applauded the Joint Services Command and Staff College designed by HLM Architects for the Ministry of Defence. The government's spending watchdog told Parliament that the PFI deal had provided 'good value for money' and a 'valuable lesson'.
  • V&A director Jones fights RIBA drawings move

    7-Feb-2002

    Victoria and Albert Museum director Mark Jones has acted to scotch any possibility of the RIBA drawings collection relocating to an alternative home. The move follows the revelation in the AJ last week that a number of key architects support a reassessment of the decision to shift the collection to the V&A, and turn to the Royal Academy instead.
  • Farrell wins green light for Macintosh Mill

    24-Jan-2002

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  • Snell 'substituted' in Fulham FC stadium development row

    24-Jan-2002

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  • Coppergate II inquiry begins amid anger over alternative

    17-Jan-2002

    Developer Land Securities has created a fallback position in the controversial Coppergate II inquiry beginning this week, the AJ has learnt. It has commissioned Sir Colin Stansfield Smith and John Pardey Architect to work with the original scheme's designer, Chapman Taylor, in developing an alternative scheme.
  • Two-nil to the Arsenal... now club eyes hat-trick from Byers

    17-Jan-2002

    Secretary of state Stephen Byers will decide whether to call in Arsenal FC's £400 million stadium and redevelopment project by today. He is the final obstacle to the scheme following its clearance by London mayor Ken Livingstone last week.
  • Arise Sir Nicholas: Grimshaw leads New Year's honours list

    10-Jan-2002

    Architects were thin on the ground in the New Year's honours list, although Nicholas Grimshaw joined the ranks of knighted architects and AJ publishing director Paul Finch bagged an OBE.
  • CABE in New Year spending spree

    10-Jan-2002

    CABE chief executive Jon Rouse has set out an aggressive agenda for the New Year as the commission looks for ways of spending its increased budget, set to double to £4.2 million in April. Rouse told the AJ that first on his shopping list is a significant increase in staffing levels. Specialists in housing, education and research will be a priority.
  • HOK's Dome arena set to open by Christmas- 2004

    10-Jan-2002

    The Dome's HOK-designed arena will open by Christmas 2004, a Meridian Delta consortium spokesperson has confirmed, while dismissing speculation over delays to the project as 'irrelevant'.
  • Piano makes the news with New York scoop

    10-Jan-2002

    The New York Times has bolstered confidence in the terrorism rocked city with the unveiling of the paper's Renzo Piano-designed 52-storey skyscraper headquarters.
  • Ryder joins forces with top US practice for PFI hospital drive

    29-Nov-2001

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  • CABE tells minnows 'adapt or die'

    22-Nov-2001

    CABE chief executive Jon Rouse has told small practices they must join forces if they are to compete in the current economic climate. Rouse was barracked at the RIBA Small Practice Conference held in Manchester last week when he outlined the realities the profession faces due to the government's promotion of PFI and design and build.
  • Scottish Executive's design plans are 'platitudes' - Murphy

    22-Nov-2001

    Last Friday's launch of the Scottish Executive 'Designing Places' document, its first policy statement on the country's architectural aspirations, failed to ignite the imagination of one of its key architects.
  • A-EM homes in with designs for north London blackspots

    15-Nov-2001

    A-EM Studio has submitted two housing schemes for planning approval, both of which will regenerate overlooked London wastelands.
  • Wimpey hires Red or Dead to fashion Gateshead housing

    15-Nov-2001

    Wimpey has signed up Red or Dead fashion designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway to design 688 homes for a development on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead.
  • Revealed: Johnson and Studio BAAD's 'BioPort'

    8-Nov-2001

    Further details of the masterplan for the 'BioPort'project on the east headland of ChongMing island, north of Shanghai, won by Studio BAAD in cojunction with Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie Architects (AJ 1.11.01) have been released this week.
  • Farrell consortium clinches prize to 'revitalise' Silvertown

    1-Nov-2001

    Terry Farrell and Partners has won a competition to design part of the 28ha Silvertown development in east London.
  • Sn°hetta and Spence scoops Turner Centre

    1-Nov-2001

    Sn°hetta and Spence was yesterday unveiled as the winner of the Turner Centre competition by Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.The competition to design the Margate gallery attracted more than 150 entries. The Anglo-Norwegian collaboration of Sn°hetta and Spence beat off competition from five other shortlisted practices - Benson and Forsyth, Haworth Tompkins Architects, Niall Mclaughlin Architect, Edward Cullinan Architects and Eric Parry Architects.
  • Fosters suffers again in US as hotel HQ tower is scrapped

    25-Oct-2001

    A Foster and Partners-designed headquarters for the billionaire Pritzker family's Hyatt Hotel Group in Chicago has been cancelled. The setback is Foster's second US project to suffer from the worsening economic climate following last month's terrorist attacks. Development of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, also designed by Foster, was recently put on ice until the New Year (AJ 18.10.01).
  • It's third time lucky for Wilkinson Eyre

    25-Oct-2001

    Wilkinson Eyre's Magna (AJ 5.4.01) is the surprise winner of this year's AJ-sponsored Stirling Prize, beating Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners' Eden Project (AJ 22.2.01) - the bookies' favourite.
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