Competition to get intoNew Architects II , the publication promoting relatively unknown practices less than 10 years' old, is hot, hot, hot. An eclectic selection panel met last Friday to consider the claims of 160 hopefuls.The panel had to work at breakneck speed, but stuck to their task under the chairmanship of Anthony Hunt.
Light relief came in the form of cakes and champagne for two of the panel who were celebrating their birthdays: Nigel Coates and our very own Paul Finch. Both claim to be 49, though that may be a reference to year of birth. . .