BRIAN WATERS MA DipArch (Cantab) DipTP RIBA MRTPI ACArch FRSA
BRIAN is principal of architects and planning consultants The Boisot Waters Cohen Partnership, founded in 1972.
He is chairman of the London Planning & Development Forum and joint publishing editor of Planning in London, its journal, a director of Land Research Unit Ltd which publishes the journal and a partner in Studio & Gallery Crown Reach. Planning in London won Magazine of the Year (non weekly) 2007 at the International Building Press Awards.
A chartered architect, he studied at Cambridge University; a chartered town planner, he studied at the Polytechnic of Central London. He went to the City of London School, is a Freeman of the City of London and a founder member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, where he was elected Master in 2002.
As a graduate he worked for the City of London Corporation, as a housing architect at the GLC and with Shankland/Cox ... go to bwcp.co.uk >BWCPeople for the rest!
I take the view that promoters of competitions should undertake to pay all entrance a full commercial hourly rate for their time if they fail to implement the winning scheme. In practice this is likely to deter competition promoters, especially governments who rarely build the winning scheme, But this would be the equitable process. Not something I was able to implement when many years ago as vice president of marketing at the RIBA I had responsibility for competitions!
Well done Andy! Let’s now revive the role of the Borough, City and District chief architect as the focus for good design everywhere. -Brian
Well done John and Russell!
Comment on: New practice Design Haus: ‘We deliver whatever our clients want – it’s not about our egos’
As they rightly say: There are two kinds of architect - good ones and those who do what they’re told!