I agree with David Green's comments, and we have been concerned about the role of architectural services, among others for some considerable time. Whatever the profession states, whatever key personnel in the financial sectors think, their opinions seem to be terms as scaremongering. Personally I cannot help but think that we need a general election to get rid of this rotten government and its policies which have affected the worst off and created mayhem for everyone else.
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..
About time too.
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.
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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.