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A N Archist

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  • Comment on: Exclusive: Grenfell Tower architect Studio E goes into liquidation

    A N Archist's comment 21 May, 2020 12:59 pm

    ‘And someone needs to held accountable for the fact that the Building Regulations in England were not changed to protect life...’. That would be BRE (privatised in 1997), who advised government that the relevant building regulations did not need to change a year before Grenfell, while certifying flammable cladding products for commercial gain. As the buck stops at the top, it will be the CEO at that time who you are looking for to defend a charge of alleged corporate manslaughter. Neil Crawford raised the issue of negligent building regulations in his evidence to the inquiry.

  • Comment on: The RIBA desperately needs a credible figurehead

    A N Archist's comment 20 May, 2020 10:43 am

    He’s a back door man...has he formerly left the building yet? If not, could he have the grace to resign, so that we can get on on with replacing him?

  • Comment on: The RIBA desperately needs a credible figurehead

    A N Archist's comment 19 May, 2020 3:21 pm

    Alan Montgomery Jones is 56 years old and the formula for socially-acceptable relationship age gaps is half age plus 7 years. The latter in AMJ’s case means that he can date women who are 35 and older. So, a 41-year old is well within his range of socially-acceptable sexual partners. What is not acceptable is that he allegedly wined, dined and seduced her using members’ subscription funds. He should have used the RIBA Learjet for that, while travelling on RIBA business.

    As the RIBA ceased to be of any relevance years ago, perhaps it should be repurposed as a playboy mansion for ageing Lotharios. If we turn 66 Portland Place into a gaming house, using Aspinall’s as a business model, considering it’s prime location and the fact that the ‘house’ always wins, we should receive a fantastic return for our annual subs. I agree that mistress is an anachronistic and unsavoury term, the sobriquet hostess should be used for the new venture. More Champagne anyone?

  • Comment on: Rogue practices are dishing out callous treatment to architectural workers

    A N Archist's comment 18 May, 2020 1:14 pm

    Workers of the world unite, you having nothing to lose but your jobs, I mean chains! The time for revolution is upon us...man the barricades!

  • Comment on: The RIBA President is no Wolf of Wall Street

    A N Archist's comment 17 May, 2020 5:41 pm

    Alan Jones has confessed to his crimes and must now bear the full weight of the law.

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