There can few people better positioned than Max Hutchinson to spout forth on sewer connections, for I can think of no other past president of the RIBA whose own discharge seemed so sweet smelling at the time but disguised opinions that remained raw and untreated.
Thankfully, I'm sure Wilkinson Eyre will put such disparaging views about its Stirling Prize win and any other cubicle wall comments behind it. Particularly those of the ex-director of the UK City of Architecture and now editor of Domus, who has been repeatedly very sniffy about its work in the press, to the extent that one might think the pair came from Scotland, or 'Haggisland' as Channel 4's own inspector of works on the night so aptly described my homeland.
Well done to Wilkinson Eyre, and it is particularly pleasing to me that not only is its work excellent but it has the habit of getting up the noses of the architectural establishment. I would be grateful though if it would refrain from entering next year.
Alan Dunlop via e-mail