Alan Dunlop's comments
Hello Ben, it's not clear to me what your manifesto for RIBA leadership has to do with Paul Finch's opinion piece.
Austin, great comments, thoughtful and balanced.
AJ January 2015:
"For most of the profession, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) procurement process for winning publicly funded work is a dreaded, bureaucratic minefield which should be avoided. It is wasteful, anti-risk, frustratingly slow and off-limits to all but a handful of companies."
Thank you Paul Finch, this is the most rational, considered and reasonable reaction to Brexit for architects I've read.
Liverpool School of Architecture's strength is that it’s deeply rooted in the city and is a fundamental part of buzzing, collegiate campus. The School's stated aim of understanding global context and excellent local application has had a profound effect on the regeneration of the city and has helped position it as an international institution. This year's MArch has a number of exceptional thesis projects on show from talented students.
LSA Chair in Contemporary Architectural Practice and Visiting Professor Alan Dunlop
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
The best elements of architecture, teaching and urban planning will be on show from the top school in Scotland: Guardian University Guide 2017. Response to place, acknowledgement of the lessons of built heritage, sustainability, authentic consultation and involvement are skills which students from Scott Sutherland bring to architecture, education and practice. It is simply great work.
Visiting Professor Alan Dunlop Unit 2 Leader MArch
The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
The core issues are that we have put school children and young people into buildings that we would not, as adults, use ourselves and that many, including the one pictured above and others look like prisons.
PPP contracts are considered commercially sensitive so contract details remain strictly private and consequently are not published on any council website and not accessible within the public realm. That has to change.
Fussy Owen? FUSSY? Ach, you're right. Right too about Riverside Museum
Reiach and Hall are the only architects currently working in Scotland that are able to rise above the country's current low fee, low expectations and rediculous contractor led procurement process and make Architecture. No wonder Paul Little is delighted. Congratulations
‘We can only be positive that we have got a government that isn’t simply saying the right things about architecture but that is also following through on legislation with finance.’ Neil Baxter RIAS Secretary
As long as the RIAS continues to be a mouthpiece for the Scottish Government and its flawed procurement policy, architects in Scotland will suffer.
"working to attract a larger and more youthful membership ..........cohort of diverse talent to be their own advertisement for the benefits of architecture to society." Agreed Ben, fair comment
Ah, from the worthy crew of the RIAS flagship "Safety First". Motto:
"Nihil video , transigendum"
Congratulations Rory, Will and Laura. Enjoyed also this Glasgow Edinburgh edition. Excellent.