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AJ 100

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FACING ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTURE TODAY?

'The desire for clients and government to become sustainable without spending any more money or time' Robin Nicholson, director, Edward Cullinan Architects

'Lack of relevant leadership and cooperation within the profession' Robert Firth, head of architecture, Capita Percy Thomas

'Continued erosion of our direct links and inuence with clients through procurement mechanisms placing design quality as a low priority' Peter Stocker, director, YRM

'Over-regulation' Paul Mitchell, managing director, the Harris Partnership

'Architectural education which does not prepare students for the real world, leaving employers with a risk when appointing architects verses skilled technical staff' Bob Stares, managing director, Scurr and Partners

'Global warming' Paul Zara, director, Conran and Partners

'The tick-box culture of public-sector clients which is encouraged by 'project managers'' Laurie Chetwood, Chetwood Associates

'Too much legislation, producing too small an effect' Gordon Watson, director, SMC Group

'Getting paid realistic fees' Brian Lightbody, managing director, Michael Laird Architects

'Limited architectural skill base in London in the current buoyant market' Robert Kennett, director, Eric Parry Architects

'That design is essential and not just something that fiadds valuefl to a project.

The potential for the very best design should not be lost' Paul Crosby, director, David Chipperfield Architects

To see fuller versions of these tables, plus winners of the AJ100 awards and coverage of the AJ100 dinner, along with additional information, see our online coverage of AJ100 at www. ajplus. co. uk/aj100

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