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Su Butcher

Su Butcher

Essex, UK


Blog at http://www.justpractising.com
Profile at http://linkedin.com/in/Subutcher

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  • Comment on: Third of biggest housebuilders don't employ own architects

    Su Butcher's comment 26 January, 2015 10:32 am

    "Guy told the AJ: ‘[The figures] highlight that housebuilders don’t tend to want to work with architects."
    No it doesn't. It suggests that some house builders don't want to employ architects in house. That in no way means they don't want to work with architects.

    Did Robert Guy really say that? I'm surprised.

  • Comment on: AJ poll: 40% of architects working more than 10 hours overtime a week

    Su Butcher's comment 23 November, 2014 9:11 am

    This is yet another example of the profession's cockeyed attitude to money. Its part of the cycle of not aligning what we do to our client's needs and priorities, quoting by time not value, not managing delivery properly, not capitalising on success. Its a vicious cycle of decline.

    Poor management of delivery is not just about not paying ourselves properly; it results abusing our staff. The results of this are illness, constructive dismissal, discrimination and a host of other despicable practices and shameful outcomes.

    Its very simple to blame the changing industry and saying architects are squeezed by the pressures. But that isn't the cause. The cause is the culture of the profession that refuses to take a mature, businesslike attitude to money.

  • Comment on: Jane Duncan: The nine per cent president

    Su Butcher's comment 1 August, 2014 8:33 am

    This is a bit winey isn't it?
    After all, it isn't Jane Duncan's fault that architects can't get off their backsides and vote in their own presidential election.
    I'm delighted that Jane has been elected - and her inside knowledge will be a huge asset. Perhaps you could link to her campaign website so that your readers can get a more rounded view of what she's proposing.

  • Comment on: Women architects paid a quarter less than men

    Su Butcher's comment 23 April, 2014 8:11 am

    Hi Robert, the statistics are in an excel spreadsheet under the title' Related Files' - on my browser this is just to the right of the article.

  • Comment on: AJ launches search for the most influential architect on Twitter: #AJtCn100

    Su Butcher's comment 17 June, 2011 3:48 pm

    Hello Roger,
    As the rules stand, not unless you have an ARB registered architect on the staff.
    However I think tCn should consider talking to the Landscape Institute about Landscape Architects use of twitter, I certainly know many. Perhaps there could be a project to find them. If there were, would you like to be involved?