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Other names dropped but we took cheque

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I know we're not in the same namedropping class as Chipperfield or Foster, but I rather hoped that Waldemar Januszczac would get his facts right on the Channel Four competition (Astragal 22.6.00).

The final shortlist was in fact Richard Rogers Partnership, James Stirling Michael Wilford Associations and Bennetts Associates.

(Foster, Chipperfield, Bryan Avery and others did not make it past the interview stage). The three finalists were paid £20,000 each for a competition design; ours was placed second and we survived on the cheque and Michael Grade's extravagant praise for some time, as we were then extremely short of work.

Rab Bennetts, Bennetts Associates, London EC1

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