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Alan Dunlop's comments

  • So Brexit is happening – but we're going to be ok

    Alan Dunlop's comment 27 June, 2016 11:07 am

    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.

  • So Brexit is happening – but we're going to be ok

    Alan Dunlop's comment 26 June, 2016 10:38 am

    https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/work-won-through-ojeu-is-scant-and-falling/8674810.article

    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."

  • So Brexit is happening – but we're going to be ok

    Alan Dunlop's comment 25 June, 2016 10:15 am

    Thank you Paul Finch, this is the most rational, considered and reasonable reaction to Brexit for architects I've read.

  • Student shows 2016: what's on and when

    Alan Dunlop's comment 8 June, 2016 7:35 pm

    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

  • Build problems blamed for Edinburgh school closures

    Alan Dunlop's comment 13 April, 2016 9:58 am

    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.

  • Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects with Reiach and Hall

    Alan Dunlop's comment 11 March, 2016 9:14 am

    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

  • Scotland’s architects are suffering more than most from the downturn

    Alan Dunlop's comment 9 March, 2016 11:20 am

    https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/opinion/ignore-the-rias-gimmicks-scottish-architecture-is-in-extreme-difficulty/10000626.article

    ‘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.

  • Ignore the RIAS gimmicks, Scottish architecture is in extreme difficulty

    Alan Dunlop's comment 23 December, 2015 9:13 am

    "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

  • RIAS reveals ‘Scotland’s top 100 buildings’

    Alan Dunlop's comment 8 December, 2015 11:13 am


    Ah, from the worthy crew of the RIAS flagship "Safety First". Motto:
    "Nihil video , transigendum"


  • AJ retains Magazine of the Year title

    Alan Dunlop's comment 21 November, 2015 8:55 am

    Congratulations Rory, Will and Laura. Enjoyed also this Glasgow Edinburgh edition. Excellent.

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