In response to Richard Waite's article 'Who pays as fees crisis looms?' (AJ 01.09.05), this is a critical question at a critical time.
It is important that changes proposed to the architectural education system must provide a long-term solution, and have a positive and healthy impact on the profession.
Archaos would like to congratulate and thank Peter Crossley of Broadway Malyan and other practices that offer financial assistance to their students. Encouraging practices to set up similar schemes and setting up a central fund are some of the ways that Archaos is looking at to ease student debts, and an issue that we will be looking at in some detail at our Forum in November.
Bonnie Chu, co-chair, Archaos