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Elaine Anderson

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  • Comment on: Race Diversity Survey: is architecture in denial?

    Elaine Anderson's comment 16 May, 2018 10:22 am

    Part of the problem is in the way we categorise people, instead of treating them as human beings. This is reflected in the economic system and the way the political system is effected. I was brought up in three cultures and educated in two, and always tried to get along with everybody. Not so easy in a fundamentally class-ridden country..

  • Comment on: Estate regeneration: why people power is forcing London to rethink housing

    Elaine Anderson's comment 22 February, 2018 10:22 pm

    About time too.

  • Comment on: Tributes paid to architecture ‘giant’ Neave Brown

    Elaine Anderson's comment 10 January, 2018 3:15 pm

    Very sad news indeed. We were regaled by Peter Barber on the work of Neave Brown, who was present at the RIBA and talked about his housing in Camden and in the GLC. A marvellous man and an excellent architect.

  • Comment on: Want to earn more? Go client-side

    Elaine Anderson's comment 19 October, 2017 10:33 am

    When local authorities engaged architectural directorates, and employed people in house, it appeared that the remuneration was better and younger graduate entry people got trained properly in the running of jobs and technical detailing, as time was set aside for this purpose. Since the private sector has dominated matters, we now live in a different age and yet many of the problems which we face now, are cyclical and require solutions which traditionally, architects made important contributions to.
    Housing for example, is a topic which is very current, and important, but we worked through an era where housing was largely done by architects, who ran with the job through to completion. Now we have developer housing, where the architect does not seem to be involved in the technical process but that schemes are produced for planning applications and there appears to be very little follow through. I am sure that architects would do better than this if they were the market leaders.

  • Comment on: Want to earn more? Go client-side

    Elaine Anderson's comment 19 October, 2017 10:20 am

    Certainly there has been some move to encourage architects to take up other related training in project management and other related fields. However, architecture is a very important activity, and we should not lose sight of the amount of hard work and training which goes into producing architects. There needs to be more joined up thinking from allied professions. RICS tends to shadow a lot of we do, and they have their own preferred systems, so trying to do everyone else's job does not necessarily produce good architecture, and the profession must stand up and be counted.

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