A good piece.
As Paul says, been banging on about this for years!
It is all about communications. If you can explain the value of your involvement in words that underpin your client's aspirations then you will be given the time of day. If you can't, why should that client bother with you? It is really very simple.
You have got to be kidding...wow.
Such sadness. I have known Jack all my conscious life and like so many of the 'old guard' at Arup he was an integral part of my growing up. He was a really good sounding board who wouldn't mince his words, driven always by an engineer's clarity of thought. I will miss him; like many of the great people I have been lucky enough to know, he is often in the back of my mind, goading me to think with more clarity and communicate with more precision. Thank you Jack.
I wonder whether there are any architects - or other built environment professionals - involved in the Cabinet Office's 'specialist team'? It would be good to know who these faceless people are. This is an opportunity to get quality onto the public sector procurement agenda, so I'm not sure that leaving it to a team 'with a track record of delivering similar systems' is necessarily the best approach. I'm surprised nobody is making more of a noise about it. Am I missing something?
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I suppose I should be grateful. My business Colander Associates has been able to thrive because it fills the gap - helping architects to understand and develop successful business models that enable creativity and profitability to sit comfortably side by side... and it's fun!