Terry Pinto's comments
So, I run a small practice and work all the hours god gives( significantly more than 48 hours!) whilst my staff do their 37.5. and are contracted up to 48 hours. What happens when I burn out which has happened a number of times in my career because i give a toss abut my job. The issue is fees which are still tight which means we have to either be very lean and efficient, pay f##k all to part 2 students or work stupid hours. Sod it, I'm taking the dog for a walk, it isn't worth it.
I am with Industry professional. Dildos in the sky, isnt that a song by Dollly? Norman, you're 'aving a larf mate!
Can we please have non millennial English or a translation service:
"young trans-disciplinary architecture and engineering practice"
I assume you know what "WTF" is.
Happy New year.x
So yesterdays had one off grid house-( Brilliant) and another that guzzled carbon and didn't give a toss about anyone but the architects ego. BRAVO RIBA- Is that your way to offset carbon.
Not a phallus, that's the Gherkin. Its a Butt Plug ( not that I'd know).
The mayor has had his head turned by groups that are purely driven by profit ( YTL and a pension fund) and not by the sensible option of good urbal regeneration. The consensus outside these two other companies , who for some reason have the ear of Marvin is a city centre arena as the travel links are already there If he doesn't go ahead with this, Bristol will be the only major city in the UK that does not have a major sized arena in its city centre. Just look at Birmingham, Manchester, & Glasgow. As a local, I fed up that for a big gig, I have to go to Brum. Marvin, we understand that you are under severe financial restraints, but look at the bigger picture and what is genuinely a better long term investment for your city.
Funny how the amount of affordable housing wasn't mentioned. Shouldn't the AJ set this as one of the prime questions when architects want their designs published in the AJ? If they cannot answer it, do not publish it.
We all have a responsibility to resolve this crisis, and pretty journalism will not help. RANT OVER( for the time being)
As someone who was in the privileged position to get a grant ( late 1980s- early 1990s), I sympathise with today's generation. On the surface, it seems that the students are coming from more affluent backgrounds and as a first generation working class immigrant, it breaks my heart that someone who is in my situation will not get the opportunity today. It does seem that apprenticeships are the way forward and we are actively looking at that route to help young people and would recommend that the RIBA, ARB and the schools put in significantly more effort if we are to ensure that our profession remains eclectic and not the preserve of the rich.
What Crap. The government are only offering £21k to the architecture level 6 apprenticeship, whilst level 6 for qs, se, civils, M&E get £27K, so universities will probably not offer architecture, unless you are a big practice who can bank roll it. What about smaller rural practices who want to invest, but cannot afford to covert the £6k shortfall.
Bravo. I absolutely agree.