Marco's future has been the subject of much discussion and legal advice in recent weeks. Because of the complicated nature of the RRP structure, which involves a charitable trust and copyright interests in the name of the firm, not to mention ownership of the practice's palatial premises, making fundamental changes is not that easy, at least without plenty of financial analysis. The easiest thing would probably be for Marco to stay at the firm part-time, while pursuing other interests, if that was agreeable to everyone else. At the time of writing, no-one at the practice was saying anything, which suggests either that a deal has not been concluded (amicably), or that the architectural home of Peace and Love can't get its mind round an announcement involving internal conflict and divided loyalties. Either way, it looks like the end of an era. Richard must be thinking about his old mate Norman Foster, and how much easier things are when partners leave of their own volition.