I agree with Duncan.
John Kellett hits the nail on the head. Rather than driving down salaries by importing cheap labour, perhaps British practices could actually invest in training people more and pay them a better wage.
Also AJ, you can't just ring up a few of your mates and present that as if it is representative of 'architects think X' or 'architects think Y'. It's deliberately misleading and bad journalism. If you want to know what architects think, do survey with a decent sample size, control for bias in the variables and present the results properly.
Spot on Phil Parker.
EVERY person in that photograph is a HOMO SAPIENS
Where are the HEDGEHOGS!?
Fosters need to invest in species diversity training because how can you possibly design an environmentally friendly building without having first hand experience of the HISTORICAL OPPRESSION and INSTITUTIONAL SPECIESISM against hedgehogs*
*Sorry, organisms who identify as hedgehogs, please don't kill me.
Don't be so HEDGEHOGIST!
Paul Finch is absolutely right. The arguments behind 'cultural appropriation' are so intellectually weak that they fall apart in seconds if properly challenged. Architecture as a profession, and I'm sorry to say architectural journalism in particular, are both in danger of falling into the same traps of the mainstream media in pandering to such idolatry. Paul Finch is - so far as I can see - the sole representative of the silent majority within the profession who do not fall for this rubbish. If the AJ knows what is good for it it will invite many more writers and contributors from all parts of the spectrum of opinion, not just the little bubble it lives within.